Running a Restaurant/8cop liquor license


Larry--how does an 8COP license in Dixie County,FL compare to the others?  notion as to value?  thanks, Jeff

My understanding is that a plain 8 COP liquor license is a standard license quota license for on premises sale for a small county. In other words you pay less because the county is less populated. However, there are other forms of 8 COP licenses that have letters after them like SRX or A or some other letter that means they are for a different purpose.

Your plain 8 COP in Dixie County is probably worth $40,000 to $60,000 depending on current demand. Special designated 8 COPS are not worth much.

Running a Restaurant

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Larry Edger


Multi concept restaurant owner. Just finished fourth restaurant. Can answer questions on all aspects of running, owning and starting a restaurant, cafe or hospitality operation. Enjoy helping other restaurant owners. Most "consultants" have no idea what a restaurant operator needs to be successful. Let me know if I can assist you finding answers to your operating and marketing questions. Accomplished chef and menu development a particular talent for upscale casual restaurants.


Owner and operator of several multi-concept restaurants. Successful entrepreneur, started businesses from scratch on many occasions. Know the problems with planning and running a restaurant. Always independent operations and not the product of chain restaurants.

As an author of The Restaurant Ebook, A Guide to Keeping Your Dream Off the Chopping Block, I have helped hundreds of restaurateurs to market and run a better restaurant.For more information visit or

Attended Ohio State University and have gone through many extended classes relating to marketing and management. Written many courses and training manuals.
Currently building fourth restaurant and created a blog to keep track of daily activities. Readers can see the various steps from leasing to opening. Visit

©2017 All rights reserved.