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.
Anaheim, a hub for amusement parks and conventions, tries to make business licensing easy by providing one central office for business licenses as well as zoning and business permits. Customer service representatives help entrepreneurs figure out every aspect of coming into compliance with city regulations. However, in most cases, county, state and federal regulations and requirements also apply. Although tourism is bar far the dominant industry of Anaheim, the city doesn't just rely on Walt Disney to keep its economy moving. Other major businesses in Anaheim include AT&T, Banco Popular, Bridgford Foods, CKE Restaurants, Fisker Automotive, Fujitsu, Ganahl Lumber, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, Isuzu, Kaiser Foundation, L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, Panasonic, Seagate, Sunny Delight, Taormina Industries Targus,Tenet Healthcare, Universal Alloy, YKK Corporation, Yogurtland, and Zyxel.