The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and the enforcement of this article:
(a) Restaurant - means restaurant, coffee shop, cafeteria, short order cafe, luncheonette, tavern, sandwich stand, soda fountain, and all other eating or drinking establishments, as well as kitchens or other places in which food or drink is prepared for sale elsewhere.
(b) Itinerant Restaurant - means one operating for a temporary period in connection with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, or other similar gatherings.
(c) Employee - means any person who handles food or drink during preparation or serving, or who comes in contact with any eating or cooking utensils, or who is employed in a room in which food or drink is prepared or served.
(d) Utensils - includes any kitchenware, tableware, glassware, cutlery, utensils, containers, or other equipment with which food or drink comes in contact during storage, preparation, or serving.
(Code 1975, 13-101; Code 2007)
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a restaurant within the city, who does not possess an un-revoked permit from the health officer. Fees for the permits shall be $2.50. Each permit shall expire on the 31st day of December of each year. A current permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the premises. No person shall be issued a permit unless he or she has met the requirements of this article. A person conducting an itinerant restaurant shall also be required to secure a permit; providing, however, churches, societies, fraternal organizations, membership organizations, and basket or covered dish gatherings, shall be exempt from the permit provisions of this article.
(b) Such a permit may be temporarily suspended by the health officer upon the violation by the holder of any of the terms of this article, or revoked after an opportunity for a hearing by the health officer upon serious or repeated violation.
(Code 1975, 13-102)