Opening A
Restaurant in
Rhode Island


Have you always thought about opening a restaurant, but didn’t know where to start?

Starting any business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. This site is designed to give you a general overview of the steps necessary to open a restaurant in Rhode Island. You’ll see that many of the steps are greatly influenced by the type of restaurant you're opening and the location. Remember every restaurant is different.

Owning a restaurant can be a rewarding, if not slightly terrifying endeavor. This guide will help you understand the basic steps and avoid some common pitfalls.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Our Step By
Step Process

You’ve got a great idea. Now make it a reality by turning it into a great restaurant in Rhode Island! We have mapped out the general steps involved in opening a restaurant. This will help you navigate and learn about the different steps necessary to start a restaurant. All restaurants have their unique challenges, it is our hope this map will give you guidance to make the process easier. Click on the map and each step to learn more about what’s involved with opening a restaurant!

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Open a Food Truck
in Rhode Island

So, you want to open a food truck business – we put together a general outline of information and steps for starting and registering a Mobile Food Establishment (MFE) in Rhode Island.

Come on, let’s take a look!