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Living Above a Restaurant

If I wanted to save money by living in the floor above a restaurant I opened, would this be legal? A friend brought up the problem of districts (commercial, residential, etc)... would this prevent me ...
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What can I not call my store?

I want a name that creates a reaction from the public. At the beach they have a seafood place called Dirty Dicks. When I left the beach that name stuck with me. How far can I go to having a profane ...
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Can a restaurant add requirements to a “special” that weren’t previously listed?

I walked into a bar in Boston and ordered sliders. The sliders were advertised as half off during the specific hours I was there. I ordered the sliders and was then told by the waitress I had to also ...
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Do You Need a Permit to Cook Free Food on the Sidewalk?

I'd like to open a food stand in Los Angeles to cook food for homeless people. Do I need a permit of some sort to cook food and give it away free of charge?
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Is a second location of a restaurant required to honor gift cards purchased at the first location?

I received a gift card for a local restaurant about a year ago. The same owners recently opened a new location of the same restaurant closer to my house. I went there tonight expecting to pay for most ...
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In Québec, are restaurants legally required to provide free potable water upon request?

In the province of Québec, are restaurants legally required to provide free potable water upon request? If so, what is the name/article of this law?
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Is my orchard property, particularly the house, able to become a restaurant?

The house resides in the middle of an orchard. I'd like to retrofit my "empty nest" home into a restaurant similar to this one, but I believe there may be zoning laws that could prevent me from doing ...
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Can I make someone open a restaurant for me, so that they'd be the owner but I would still earn at least as much as them?

I have some ideas for a restaurant, however I don't see myself working in one. So I've been wondering if it is possible to hire / create a company with someone who would open a restaurant in my place ...
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Do I have to pay for a drink if a vendor cannot accept payment?

Recently I was served a drink at the pub where I intended to pay by debit card and had no alternative payment method available (e.g. cash). The card reader was faulty and I consumed my drink whilst ...
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What size restaurants in NYC must provide bathrooms?

Some small restaurants in NYC with only a small seating area offer a bathroom for customers, but most small restaurants do not. What is the law in NYC? What size or type restaurant must provide ...
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Are restaurants required to have a bathroom available?

In a restaurant: If they have a bathroom, must they let paying or unpaying customers use it? Can they deny use to people who have not bought anything? There's a McDonald's that does not allow use of ...
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Is it legal to resell a McDonald's Big Mac? [duplicate]

Or any other meal from McDonald's. Reselling as in I buy it and resell it without telling the buyer it's from McDonald's.
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What terms surround a restaurant order?

What law in involved in restaurant orders? If I go into a restaurant and order hundreds of dollars of food, then leave before it arrives, I would imagine there is some recourse that the proprietor ...
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How much street space can restaurants occupy?

In Paris, France, what define how much street space can a restaurant occupy?