"6 Key Ingredients For Pop-Up Restaurant Deals," Law360

November 1, 2013

On Oct. 25, Michele Stumpe provided legal advice for Law360’s article, “6 Key Ingredients For Pop-Up Restaurant Deals.” The article discusses the trend of restaurateurs turning to pop-up restaurant models as a way to boost a brand’s image and test new concepts without going all-in financially, and the six legal best practices to keep in mind when initiating this new hospitality trend. These best practices for restaurateurs include: reviewing leasing options, zoning codes, liquor licenses, insurance and liability policies, and hiring and employment requirements. In regard to liquor licensing, Stumpe suggests that if the municipality in which the pop-up functions is tough on liquor permits or hasn’t updated its regulations to address pop-ups, then the business may decide to go the BYOB route. If so, she advises that employees can’t open, pour or otherwise touch that alcohol in order to comply with local laws. Law360 subscribers can read the full article here.

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