Hong Kong is a modern city that has blended its influences both in its official languages, English and Chinese, in its lifestyle and in its food. The Chinese influence is significant in the city’s restaurant scene. Dining options are diverse and they range from high-class restaurants to the wide range of street food options in Hong Kong.
Investors who open a fast food in Hong Kong tap at the very essence of the city: fast moving, reliable and flavourful. The ever-busy Hong Kongers and the large numbers of tourists welcome fast food chains.
A number of aspects are important when deciding to invest in a fast food chain or a restaurant in Hong Kong. This type of establishment needs to be set-up in accordance with several health and management requirements. One of our company registration agents in Hong Kong is ready to assist you during the preliminary steps of incorporation.
Setting up a company in Hong Kong includes a number of mandatory steps for all business forms (as outlined below), as well as distinct steps that concern industry-specific licensing (as is the case for establishments involved in the production and sale of foodstuffs). For more detailed information on licensing and regulations, as well as other issues, you can trust our team with answering your questions.
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Fast food and restaurant regulation in Hong Kong
Hong Kong style fast food is true to its name: fast, simple and delicious meals that can be served in around five minutes. Fusions of Chinese and Western dishes are common throughout the fast food chains in the city.
In order to open a fast food in Hong Kong, the owner will need to obtain a special license for functioning. The Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is the one that issues a general restaurant license. Several documents are required when submitting the application with this department, including the company’s constitutive documents and a premises description, indicating the fact that the new fast food place has adequate food preparation and storage areas and the required facilities for clients.
Depending on the products it will be serving, the establishment will also need a liquor license. When importing certain products, the fast food will need an import license. Our Hong Kong company formation experts can give you more details in these special permits and licenses.
Company formation in Hong Kong
Investors who open a fast food in Hong Kong need to incorporate a company and obtain the Business Registration Certificate from the Companies Registry. Company formation in Hong Kong is simple and business certificates are issued in a very short amount of time.
The fast food establishment will need to have suitable premises, built in line with the health requirements, the building and fire safety requirements in Hong Kong.
Fast food restaurants need to observe the tax and accounting principles just like any other locally incorporated company. By working with our accountants in Hong Kong, fast food owners can make sure that their business remains fully compliant with the annual requirements for preparing, filing and auditing as needed the financial statements. You can reach out to us for details.
You can contact our Hong Kong company formation agents for more information about opening various types of establishments in the city.