You also need to consider rodent control. Evidence of rat dung (pills) inside will get you shut down. So washable concrete floors, seal walls to floor & all small access openings, and bait boxes around the property is a must. A few hungery cats wouldn’t hurt either.
Check your zoning requirements. This may forbid the commissary (commercial) in a residential area.
Previously on here, several people have looked into it and decided it was too expensive to meet all the Health Dept. Requirements.
A licensed and approved commissary may require NSF equipment and a grease trap for the sink system. It may also require an indoor wash and storage area for the cart. If so, that will require a floor drain. Propane tanks cannot be stored indoors, so one must provide a locked, outdoor cage for the tank(s). Get an approval in writing before building out. A few of my Hot Dog University graduates have build out a commissary on their property and the cost of permits, equipment, and plumbing is expensive.
Health Department may approve owning a shed and just applying plumbing, with a 3 sink hookup, refrigerators and shelves. Have the idea and I am going to see what they say but I wanted to see if anyone out there has one currently, owned one or know of anyone that has one. Thanks
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