All the Laws You Need to Know Before Starting Your Restaurant

On this episode of The Barron Report, brought to you by Kabbage, Paul speaks to Lawyer A.J. Yolofsky about what operators need to concern themselves with before starting their own restaurant concept. Yolofsky Law manages these types of start-ups often and has seen their fair share of poorly executed legal documents.

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"Do you want a piece of paper or do you want peace of mind?" says Yolofsky. "I recently had a client come to me and they're looking at acquiring another restaurant location and the other location said 'Oh, we've got all our documents. We're completely legal setup, everything.' And they very proudly brought out this corporate kit binder that they ordered online."

Needless to say, that story doesn't end well. Listen to this episode and follow along with the show notes below to learn how you can avoid major snafus like this one with just a few important steps. And if you find yourself needing some help funding your concept, turn to our friends over at Kabbage. They can help you prep your business and manage those new business expenses.

Show Notes

  • 1:11 - A.J. Yolofsky, Yolofsky Law
  • 1:46 - Choosing an Entity
  • 5:24 - Food Safety and other Liabilities
  • 11:36 - Cautionary Tales about Online Legal Services
  • 13:31 - Fundraising Rules
  • 16:20 - The Emergence of Crowdfunding
  • 18:16 - Debt Funding: "Don't put your business on your credit card"
  • 20:11 - Common Leasing Questions
  • 25:28 - Should I Bring My Attorney?
  • 28:25 - ADA Compliance
  • 29:59 - Hiring Agreements
  • 31:44 - Fair Labor Standards
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