How to open a barbecue


Kebabs attract visitors with the aroma of grilled meat. These aromas leave indifferent only vegetarians. In the barbecue you can have a quick and tasty lunch, spend time in good company. With proper organization, barbecue will become a profitable business.

Business: cafes and restaurants, investments from 270,000 UAH, minimum area from 100 m2.

Field of activity: public catering.

How to open a barbecue business

Barbecue is a small cafe whose main menu item is grilled meat dishes. Barbecues are very popular.

Barbecue customers are visitors who want to have a quick and tasty meal or spend an evening with friends. Opening a brazier can bring a decent income. What you need to open a barbecue and how to make this business profitable.

Company registration

First you need to get into the tax register. Your activity code is according to NACE 55.30 because it refers to restaurants and cafes. It is most convenient for you to register as an individual entrepreneur. This requires fewer documents and costs only 800 hryvnia. To open a limited liability company, you need to pay almost 5 times more.

Select the form of taxation and submit the necessary documents to the tax office.


For legal registration of barbecue, the following documents will be required:

  • Conclusion of the sanitary-epidemiological station on the compliance of the premises, products, conditions of their storage, transportation with sanitary standards. The document is issued for a period of 5 years. To continue the document, a repeated sanitary examination is required.
  • Permission to place a brazier, confirming the right of its equipment in the chosen place.
  • A medical card must be issued for each barbecue worker. Books are necessary because the work is related to food. All employees must pass the necessary tests, which cost about 600 hryvnia.

Do not forget to consider all means of paperwork as a cost of organizing an enterprise.


Often the barbecue is a summer tent. Sometimes a barbecue can be taken outside. Often establishments open along the road, which provides a large flow of customers.

The barbecue area must comply with fire safety requirements. If you do not want to use disposable tableware, you will definitely need running water. Obligatory toilet in the barbecue. You can buy a dry closet in the form of a small room, which will be inexpensive. Some companies rent dry closets for about 3 thousand hryvnias.


In addition to equipment, you will need meat for cooking and charcoal for grilling. Where is the best place to buy meat? You can find a regular supplier or buy meat from the market. The quality of meat must be confirmed by special certificates. Find out where the seller gets the meat and how safe it is.

There is no consensus on marinating meat. Some people think that it is better to buy meat that is already soaked and ready to cook. Others prefer to marinate meat according to their own recipes.

In addition to buying meat, you should seriously consider getting a liquor license. Specify in the assortment also bakery products, various sauces, snacks. When setting prices, keep in mind that when cooking, the weight of meat is significantly reduced.

Barbecue attendance will depend on how well the produce is delivered. Take care of qualified and responsible personnel who will provide the appropriate service.

Manufacturing economics

Let’s determine the profitability using the example of a brazier with an area of ​​​​100 square meters. m for 28 seats. Opening hours from 10.00 to 22.00.

Initial costs – UAH 270,000, which will include:

  • equipment;
  • furniture;
  • renovation of premises;
  • tableware;
  • overalls;
  • utilities.

Fixed costs will also include:

  • salary 12,000 hryvnia;
  • rent of premises and land 50 000 UAH.

Barbecue allows you to cook 50 kg of meat for 170 servings per day on two grills. Thus, the average monthly revenue will be more than 900,000 hryvnia. According to the barbecue experience, the estimated profit for the year will be UAH 2.5 million, and its payback period is about two years.