The gastro-award Germany AG informs joy is allowed, albeit initially in the breastfeeding. The decision of the Federal Constitutional Court can breathe a sigh of many restaurateurs in Germany. A first stage victory is achieved. Specifically this refers to drink strong small gastronomy”, with a single area of under 75 square meters, that prepares any food, denied access to persons under 18 years of age and recognizable as a smoking restaurant features the operation. “Concretely: many small pubs and bars, in the classical sense of the beer with cigarette” deny their existence. Formally, this legislation also initially only in Berlin and Baden-Wuerttemberg consists. The other federal States must follow suit here, because they have similar rules. According to its own sources, the GASTRO-AWARD Germany AG assumes that first shoulder conclusions will already be in the next few days.
According to estimation of GASTRO-AWARD Board Christine Braun, is however suggested that the shot could backfire even. The Provinces have time to make a basic law revision by the end of 2009. This however does not exclude that all countries speak for a general smoking ban. Thus, no derogation would be possible. The topic of smoking would be for all cuisines from the counter and according to relevant experts, for a quarter of all companies in Germany. The GASTRO-AWARD Germany AG encourages therefore all restaurateurs, as well as their institutional stakeholders, more than ever, to concentrate all forces, to work towards a generally acceptable scheme that threatens our industry not in its existence.
To relax the efforts now would be a mistake. We must engage us also continue to vehemently and consistently for industry-friendly legislation”so Christine Braun. How up to date the GASTRO-AWARD will continue also in the context of its influence for the catering industry in Germany. Soon, a guide to restaurateurs will appear (as a download at ), a useful interpretation for the gastronomy what is allowed and prohibited practically and simply clarifies what is. Because in practice, law and the assessment of the application are still further apart.