So I got asked “can I have a commissary in a different County?”
Yes you can, in most situations you can, but let me explain this…
Why would you even want a commissary in another County?
Well, there's multiple reasons.
You've got a friend who owns a business that is a restaurant type business or owns a gas station with a grill in it and they have already a commercial kitchen.
It can be a tiny commercial kitchen or a big commercial kitchen, and they have said…
“Hey Bubba you can use my kitchen as your commissary!“
But what will happen typically is they will make you get your home based license there.
Not your business license but your vending license, your state health department approves your cart from the county where your home base is and usually your home base is determined by where your commissary is.
Now sometimes it can be determined – and it's about a 50/50 split – if you have a corporation or an LLC.
But if you're just doing hot dogs as hillbilly hot dogs and catering, as a sole proprietor, you can go to any counties surrounding you and get your commissary.
Let's say I have a buddy who's got a bakery or a buddy who's got a barbecue place and he goes…
Ben you can use my place as your commissary on your list.
Well they may in my county say… well you need to be registered there and then you can work in any county you want but your home base is there because your commissary is there.
It's typically what they'll do.
It's as simple as that.
So don't worry about it, don't panic about.
It and only applies to the people that it applies to – how's that for logic right?
So it's really not a big deal and you shouldn't worry about it.
But if you live let's say in Atlanta Georgia, and the next county over you have a friend or a family member or a second cousin that's got some kind of business with a commercial kitchen and you go:
hey, can I use your commercial kitchen?
And they go… Sure!
And your county says…
hey, you need to have your home base there then.
So that's all there is to it. It's it's pretty easy.
I hope that helps!