Unlike in many states, Florida businesses usually need general business licenses at the state, county and city levels. Additionally, Floridians can expect significant numbers of licenses and permits at the state and county levels, while cities usually minimally regulate. Florida has particularly extensive healthcare and food licensing and includes regulation over specialties such as kosher foods.
In Florida, bistro's generally involve a style of cooking that utilizes fresh and local ingredients for healthy recipes. Bistro eating is a new restaurant trend which requires food licensing.