Selling a cheeseburger in paradise can easily take up to eight licenses and permits. Although ever-relaxed Hawaii is less regulated than many other western states, it has a number of its own island-state-specific ways. Foreigners looking to set-up shop should take special care thoroughly research their operational licenses.
In Hawaii, from getting a quick cup of Coffee to a full sit down restaurant a Cafe can accommodate all of these needs. These types of business are licensed similarly to restaurants.