The owners of catering outlets along with the main activity often sell beer. The current legislation positively answers the question about the possibility of trade in beer catering. According to article 11 of Federal law No. 171-FZ of turnover of alcoholic and alcohol-containing products can be carried out not only by organizations but also by individual entrepreneurs. That is why the right to exercise this drink has any owner of the catering.

Do I need a license to sale beer in catering?

To fear additional costs in the implementation of beer in catering is not necessary, because the activity is not subject to licensing. It is included in the list of exceptions contained in paragraph 1 of article 18 of Federal law No. 171-FZ. That is why the trade in beer the point of the public supply is sufficient to ensure the absence of other restrictions imposed by the named normative act, then it is possible to conclude contracts with suppliers and begin immediate implementation of the drink to the public.

What restrictions apply to organizations of public catering?

The catering business can sell beer in any place, but children's, educational, medical institutions, sports facilities adjacent to such premises, territories, urban and suburban public transport stopping points, gas stations, military objects. These restrictions are listed in paragraph 2 of article 16 of the Federal law No. 171-FZ.

Catering businesses often operate only for a certain season, i.e., are not stationary objects. That's why many owners of such establishments fear the prohibitions set out in the said article, which speaks of the inadmissibility of the retail sale of alcoholic beverages at non-stationary retail outlets. However, this rule established an exception for the catering industry, which can be in the beer, even in the absence of fixed space. Also public restaurants can sell beer on-site cultural institutions, railway stations, airports, wholesale and retail markets, although other companies and businesses for these entities, such activities are completely prohibited. Such a relief due to the specificity and social importance of activities that provide catering services.