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PostSubject: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:37 pm

So I have gathered a bit of information about the above business but there are a few things I wanted to know... Hopefully someone on here can help?

Does an establishment that wishes to sell wine, bottled and draught beer and spirits need to have in place some sort of permit or licence to sell alcohol? What about tobacco?

How many sinks does a cafe/bar selling both food and drink actually need? I've heard its 2 a piece (wash/rinse) for food preparation and cleaning dishes. Along with another for hand washing. As well as two more for the bathrooms. I've also heard I need an egg washing sink?? What's that all about? So that's a total of 7 or 8?

What about providing toilet facilities - In Ireland the law states that if you serve food or drink you must provide toilet facilities... Is this also the case in Bulgaria? Do I need to provide separate male &
female toilets or will one toilet be sufficient? And in addition, do I need to provide wheelchair accessible facilities?

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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:46 pm

follow the code for restaurants/cafe ownership for health and safety in GB and you will be fine for BG.
BG is in the EU now and all standards are rising fast. It is a good thing. There is also the inviromental health and the basic heigene certificates. All cost but it would be a great deal more expensive if you were sued closed down or made some one ill or killed them with food poison. We had a restaurant in England and all these people will work with you. They will give you lists of what is needed. Hope this helps you
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:41 pm

I am told that Health and Safety rules are just as strict in BG, but if you follow the UK guideline as Chrissy says, you can't go wrong. Here are a few I found on Google These should keep you busy for a while g

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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:01 am

All the above are true. EU rules must be followed even in Bulgaria. It took us 5 years to get a full license for a cafe/bar business in Greece but some of that was to do with the boys in black. Yes, we had to have 6 sinks and 2 toilets with ceilings the correct height. Employees come expensive so we had temporaries from abroad. Not strictly correct but can be done. In fact the whole bureaucracy of running even a small food/alcohol outlet is an expensive outlay. Its a great business if you are trained and used to it but a money hole if you think it will be a walk in the park. Foreigners opening any business abroad will be expected to abide by every rule in the book because we are seen as competition for the few clients able to afford the prices you will have to charge to make a profit. Any profit will then be reduced by the taxes of course. It is also very hard, intensive work and to keep a smile on your face is the hardest part but essential. You will also be the envy of many Brits if you are successful and happy! Sorry to sound negative but I speak from 7 years experience and loved every minute. Now retired. s
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:38 am

sorry can't help with number of sinks, but yes you do need a liscence for selling alcohol and tobacco. It might be easier to buy an existing buisness as i'm told its difficult to get permission to open new bars and shops in some areas. Good luck. s

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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:55 pm

To the best of my knowledge the shop portion of my townhouse is designated as a bar, but most likely not licenced, as it hasn't traded in many years. At least that's some of the battle possibly already done. I'm not expecting it to be easy, an uphill battle is what I imagined it would be, but I'm not in any hurry so hopefully that'll play to my advantage.
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:14 pm

I know netsniper ran a food/restaurant business so perhaps he will be along and give you some advice but from what I remember him writing it wasn't easy. s
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sat May 18, 2013 6:33 pm

Hello
Is this the same Borovo that has the train station on the route to Rousse? if so I also have a property here. Is the bar you are talking about near the doctors?
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe/Bar business in Bulgaria   Sun May 19, 2013 12:57 am

Yes. The same Borovo! Wow you're the first person I've spoken who knew the place, never mind had a property there. I'm not sure where the doctors is? My place is about 150meters from the new playground near the railway. On Saint Ivan Rilski St.
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