The Open in SF program offers free services to people opening small brick and mortar food-based businesses in San Francisco. The program is in a pilot phase focusing on food and restaurant businesses. If you are ready to talk about the permits and licenses needed to start a food-based business, a dedicated case manager is available to help:

  • Provide information about the process and requirements
  • Evaluate business owner needs
  • Engage and instruct throughout the process
  • Coordinate suite of City services
San Francisco Business Portal’s Restaurant Starter Kit

The Restaurant Starter Kit provides everything you need to help you choose a location, set up your kitchen, obtain a health permit, and open your doors – including a printable version of the Restaurant Guide.