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Restaurant Roadmap

Thinking of opening a restaurant?  This homepage provides information to give you an overview of the process, with links to potential funding sources and a searchable map of current food service establishments.

Overview of the Process

Develop a Business Plan 
Choosing a Location »
Designing the Space »

Learn About the Permitting Process
Inspections »
Permitting »
Serving Food »


Restaurant Roadmap Guide
Download the Restaurant Roadmap Guide for an overview of the restaurant permitting process, fee schedule, and inspection checklist. 

Restaurant Roadmap Guide
Restaurant Roadmap Guide (Chinese)
Restaurant Roadmap Guide (Spanish)

Restaurant Roadmap Workshop Presentation
If you could not make the informational workshop on the City of Boston's restaurant permitting resources, you can download the Restaurant Workshop Presentation for review.

Restaurant Roadmap Workshop Presentation

Office of Business Development

Visit the Office of Business Development’s Neighborhood Restaurant Initiative to see if your restaurant may be eligible for funding, technical assistance, or other support.

Searchable Restaurant Map

See existing food service establishments by location, name, and capacity.
View Restaurant Map