Restaurant Start-up Program 


The Restaurant Start-Up Program is designed to make it easier for you to start a restaurant in the City of Chicago. The City will be more of a partner helping you grow and create jobs by making the start-up process easier, reducing inspection visits and wait times through a team-based approach, helping restaurants pass their inspections, and increasing inspection transparency.

This website has all the information you need  from comprehensive Start-Up Guides, necessary forms to complete to a list of community partners/city agencies that can help you along the way. For any questions, contact

 Start up Guide and Forms

 Business Plan

Business Licensing


 Site Selector

 Get your Tax ID


Main Office

Business Center