There’s no question that having the ability to sell alcohol in a restaurant can make a huge difference in a business’s financial stability. The profit margin on drinks is high, and it’s much higher than for food. All of this is why many Texas restaurants (and bars) regard it as imperative that they obtain a TABC license before they open for business. The catch is that the permit process can take up to six months to complete, and if the permit is not on hand on opening day of a new restaurant, they can’t serve alcohol. The laws regarding this are very strict, as serving alcohol is a big responsibility.
Different Laws With Different Complexities
It can be hard to navigate all the laws that pertain to getting a governmental license to sell alcohol if you don’t specialize in the process. It’s especially hard in Texas, as different cities here actually have different laws regarding alcohol sales, and all those laws must be adhered to. Still though, if a business is to serve alcohol, they must have a permit, so the process must be dealt with. Realistically, it can often take a business owner up to six months to get a license to sell alcohol, so advance planning is definitely a must.
Experts in Licensing
Given all this, it’s no surprise that some consulting agencies that specialize in this complicated process have indeed sprung up. Yes, there are consultants who are experts in the whole TABC permit process, and because they understand the laws well, they can often streamline things to the extent that a permit can be obtained in just six weeks (though it is wise to allow three months, just in case).
Yes, bringing on a consultant to manage the permit paperwork will include some fees, but the savings in time and energy and focus for a business owner is huge, and hugely worthwhile. So, if you are looking to open up a Texas bar or eatery and you want to focus more on your work, than on all the paperwork, call a TABC consultant right away.