Restaurant Customer

HERE ARE THE KEY LAWS TO KNOW ABOUT FOR RESTAURANT CUSTOMERS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA

1. Health & Safety
Restaurant customer

You have the right to know the health grade (e.g. A, B, C, etc) the restaurant has received in its most recent inspection. This grade must be prominently displayed.1LA County Municipal Code Sec. 8.04.752

2. Bringing pets

In L.A. County, restaurant owners are authorized (but not required) to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas, following certain guidelines.2Long Beach has its own health code, but follows the same policy as the rest of L.A. County; see Long Beach policy here.

In the rest of California, restaurant owners are authorized to do so unless the city or county has specifically prohibited it.3CA Health & Safety Code Sec. 114259.6

3. Bringing service animals

Federal law requires that restaurants allow people with a disability to bring service animals.428 CFR Sec. 36.302(c) See more info here.

4. Restrooms

Beginning March 2017 all restaurants in California must identify single-stall single-user bathrooms as all-gender.5AB 1732

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