Restaurant Business in Qatar

Restaurant Business in Qatar is considered as one of the best reliable and profit-making business policy for investors. It usually does not require much to start off with the Restaurant business regarding registration policies, licenses and permits, capital investments and infrastructure initiatives.

In this article I will try to guide my fellow investor friends who are planning and seeking for business opportunities in Qatar to start off their own Restaurant Business in Qatar.

Allow me to point out some facts about why should someone invest their fortune in the restaurant business sector in Qatar. Well, the first point I would focus in will be the immense level of customer availability of all ages all over Qatar.

The Qataris are always in search off good restaurants and fast food centers which can provide them a healthy diet along with good taste and quality.

As we all know how hard-working the Qataris can be, it is often said the most of the adult Qatari generation spend maximum time of their day working at office, factories, markets, education centers or in other related areas.

As almost all men and women keep themselves way busy with their daily work schedule it surly becomes hard and tiring for them to find out time for cooking, dish washing, grocery shopping and other meal related acts.

Hence, all these workaholic members of Qatar along with their family members depends upon the various fast food centers and restaurants established within the country.

Another crucial reason that plays a major role in making the restaurant business so lucrative and successful is simply the expatriates living in the country.

Of course, it often ends up as a huge problem for all these foreigners living in Qatar to find food that is suitable as per their demand and taste. Hence restaurants and other food centers that offer foreign delicacies are always in demand. 

Well, one can come up with several reasons and facts to point out why the restaurant business in Qatar is considered as one of the best choice for business by the investors to invest in.

However, I did tried my best to point out a few crucial ones as told above and a few more just below:

i) A diverse and lucrative array of various customers from different nation: Americans, Asians, Europeans, Australasians etc.

ii) The immense and fast-growing tourism sector every year.

iii) Strong commitment made by the Qatari Government on the basis of growing the economy and GDP of the country.

Let us now focus over some few key points that must be taken in account by both the foreign and local investors for establishing and operating a restaurant business in Qatar.

Establishment of your Restaurant & obtaining Trade License for business operation.

Well, usually The Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Qatar does not apply any sort of restrictions or limitations over the business entities related to food sectors such as restaurants, cafeterias or food outlets.

Rather the local Municipality Community in Qatar plays a major role over the primary controls, business conduction and acquiring Trade License of all these food business outlets.

Thus it is way important for the investors to think wise and carefully select the premises that they intend to use for establishing their restaurant and is also asked to ensure that it complies with the following statements shown below:

  • The restaurant location must be suitable for the desire business operation, conforms public health regulations in terms of appearance, construction and hygiene.
  • The interior of your restaurant is asked to be fully tiled -- Bathrooms, Kitchens, Dining Areas and other necessary areas.
  • As per law and regulation based upon Civil Defense related with fire protection, security and safety system, the restaurant interior walls have to be fully tiled -- Bathrooms, Kitchens, Dining Areas and other necessary areas.
  • The restaurant Kitchen should conform all laws and standards related to public health and municipality.
  • The restaurant must have appropriate hand wash basins and toilets, along with supply of both hot and cold water. All toilet and handwash areas must conform hygiene and public health conditions.
  • All workers in the restaurant is asked to be fit and hygienic.
  • The restaurants must contain proper refrigeration and food storage system to restore and save the food in accordance with Qatar public health conditions.

Well, after completing all registration processes required for restaurant formation the investors are asked to collect all sort of Licenses that are required for supporting their business operation.

The investors are asked to visit the authorized agencies to get hold of these licenses and permits along with all sort of information needed to be collected.

The investors can also contact our company S & F Consulting Firm Limited to get more vivid and accurate information needed. Our company is a business registration firm who are there 24/7 to help clients and customers from all over the world.

Select the perfect location to operate your restaurant business in Qatar

Well, for restaurant business, selection of a perfect location is highly valued in Qatar. It is said and seen that many Big Names related in the restaurant business goes down for selecting the wrong location for establishment of their business entity.

So in Qatar, one should always focus and give more priority in location selection along with choosing the right building layout for establishing a perfect restaurant for doing perfect business.

One of the desired locations for establishing your restaurant in Qatar can be the shopping malls. As it brings you in ready hungry customers along with ample parking area.

Availability of appropriate parking area is often considered a big issue in Qatar and the lack of these parking areas can severely affect the success rate of your restaurant business.

Areas or locations near around the 5* hotels and guest house, can be a perfect location for accommodate more luxurious and exotic restaurants. Guest and tourist can easily be the perfect customers for them.

Several other facts like knowing your competitors well and where they situate in and taking help from a local client plays in major role on the success of all this Restaurant business in Qatar.

Moreover, taking assistance from any local Qatari contact not just help to select the best location for your to start off your restaurant or cafeteria business, but also helps you to get a proper idea about which areas in Qatar can be stated as under development or would be worth looking in to.

Creation of a perfect Business Plan

A perfect and professional restaurant business plan is asked to cover 4 areas:

  • Set clear and vivid goals for your business.
  • Ensure to spent every dollar of your capital in such manner that will maximize your business profits.
  • Ensuring a back-up plan or a contingency plan to deal with certain unforeseen inevitability.
  • Protect your popularity and restaurant business in every way you can as you advance in the market.

Well, a restaurant business in Qatar can be incorporated under The Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Qatar as a Limited Liability Company and usually follow all its rules and aspects for registration.

Only facts related to capital share, directors and other licensing facts varies if compared to other corporate business entities. You need to know about computer card Qatar.

You can find what is requires to go through for registration of LLC in Qatar in our other post available in our site – S & F Consulting Firm Limited.


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