Nearly 20 per cent of Germany’s population has toyed with the idea of starting their own business. More than two
million of the country’s people dream of opening their own café, bistro, takeaway, restaurant or catering business. What motivates people to become self-employed
in the hotel and food service industry? We spoke to people who are in the best position to comment: self-employed individuals working in hotels, restaurants, cafés/bars, catering businesses and takeaways.