Utah is a land of peaks and valleys -- a place with tremendous natural beauty and a thriving business community. That may be in part due to its relatively simple, straightforward licensing processes. Businesses face little hassle to get up and running legally.
In Utah, any business that serves food can endanger public health. That’s why restaurants are some of the most regulated businesses out there. Multiple state, county and city environmental health permits are common for restaurants. Those that serve alcohol need even more licensing. Prospective restaurateurs should expect to apply for at least five licenses and permits and in many cases much more.