December 5, 2018

Restaurant Consulting Los Angeles

Our expert Los Angeles restaurant consulting services make it easy to navigate the many technicalities of the planning and permitting processes.

You’ve got a dream: you want to open a restaurant. You’re getting excited as you imagine the menu, the theme, the location, the decor. You can envision it becoming a neighborhood staple, and you can see word of mouth spreading beyond your local environs to attract patrons from far and wide. But before any of this can become a reality, you’ve got to clear a long list of practical hurdles, and that’s where our Los Angeles restaurant consulting services come in.


Our chief consultant, “Fast Eddie” Navarrette,  has helped more than 500 Los Angeles-area businesses get up and running since 2003. With his Los Angeles restaurant consulting expertise on your side, you’ll be able to breeze through the bureaucratic aspects of launching an eatery while ensuring that your plans are practical, feasible, and conform to city, state, and federal laws.


The FE Design & Consulting team offers comprehensive consulting expertise in areas including:


  • Parking requirements: Los Angeles is still very much a car city, and ensuring your restaurant is accessible to motorists is critical to its future success.
  • Occupancy loads: A careful evaluation of occupant load factors is essential to safety planning and can help expedite the permit process.
  • Planning and land use requirements: How will municipal regulations affect your development plans? Will your building expansion ambitions require additional permits or change your restaurant’s zoning categorization? Do you need a Los Angeles conditional use permit? Find out with a professional land use assessment.  
  • Preliminary health inspections: Make sure your facilities will meet LA County Public Health standards.


We also perform feasibility studies to ensure the vision you have for your restaurant is attainable within stated parameters before you invest time and money into realizing it. Our Los Angeles restaurant consulting team can also assist you with site selection so you can proceed with confidence in your venue. We will also help you secure all the permits you need to forge ahead with your plans, free of worries and legal pitfalls.

Talk to us today about your Los Angeles restaurant consulting needs.

As our many successful case studies indicate, we offer complete expertise when it comes to helping your restaurant meet Los Angeles zoning, permitting, and building code requirements. We’d love to add your restaurant to our ever-growing collection of success stories. To get started, please contact a member of our team to arrange a consultation.