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City of Detroit issues guidance on how to start a food truck business

  • September 1, 2017
  • by Admin

There’s no question about it: the food truck industry is booming, especially in Detroit. Despite the industry’s rapid growth and evolution, many municipalities still offer no clear guidance on how to legally operate a food truck. This lack of guidance is understandably nerve-wracking for new […]

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New Legislation Expands Use of Conditional Liquor Licenses

  • November 17, 2016
  • by Admin

There is some good news for Michigan restaurants trying to obtain a liquor license. On November 3, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law Public Act 315 of 2016, which amends the Michigan Liquor Code and expands the use of Conditional Liquor Licenses. As many restaurateurs […]

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New I-9 Penalties Raise Stakes for Restaurants

  • August 8, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

One of the biggest challenges facing restaurant operators is finding reliable employees. Perhaps it is not a new issue, but it is one of the most common complaints I hear from nearly every type of restaurant. With that challenge, managers are often presented with the […]

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Top 5 Legal Considerations Facing Food Trucks

  • July 18, 2016
  • by Admin

There’s no question about it: the food truck industry is booming. While food trucks are certainly a popular choice for burgeoning entrepreneurs, they also involve many unique legal considerations. Below is a summary of some of the most common legal issues facing food truck owners. Choosing […]

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Is a Recipe Intellectual Property?

  • July 6, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Imagine this: a restaurant hires a celebrity chef to give its business a boost with a headliner to draw new customers to the establishment. The celebrity chef creates new dishes while employed at the restaurant, and naturally, a following ensues that increases business. A few years […]

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Food Growers and Sellers Have Business Protection Tool in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

  • November 23, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Food growers and other sellers of certain perishable goods, like fresh fruit and vegetables, have a little known law in their toolbox that protects against business failure of a buyer. The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) 7 U.S.C. 499a was enacted in 1930 at the […]

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