posts tagged as Restaurants

Minimizing Tax Liability without QIP Guidance

Lack of clarity around the tax treatment of Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may result in higher than expected tax bills for retailers that made renovations and improvements during 2018... read more

By Ted Vaughan | November 13, 2017

What’s Next For Amazon?

Equipped with Whole Foods’ strong brand recognition, Amazon is set to shape the future of the grocery industry. The e-commerce giants’ expansive consumer data and logistics capabilities ensure its foray into groceries and meal kits has... read more

Food Fraud: Understanding the Problem, Managing its Risks, and Seizing Opportunities

The media often reports on food fraud with the goal of educating consumers on how they may be impacted and tips for protecting themselves. However, businesses play the most critical role in managing food fraud. read more

Whos the Boss?: Changes in Joint Employer Liability

Last April, the restaurant and consumer business industries warily watched as a series of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearings sought to name fast-food giant McDonalds as a joint employer with its individual franchisees. read more

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 23, 2015

Could Depreciation Begin on Your Brick-and-Mortar Before You Open for Business?

Real estate is top of mind for many retailers in 2015. While some brands are rethinking store formats and rightsizing the number of stores, others are expanding rapidly or exploring a brick-and-mortar presence for the first time. read more

How Changes in Joint Employer Liability Could Impact the Franchising Industry

Earlier this week, a series of hearings in the National Labor Relations Board case against McDonalds Corp began, ushering in what is likely to be a long process of ruling whether the company is to be considered a joint employer, and... read more

By Sylvia Mak | May 05, 2014

Five Ways Restaurants Can Maintain Profitability in an Environment of Rising Costs

Maintaining a strong bottom line is a constant challenge for restaurant owners. In an environment of rising food and labor costs, boosting menu prices and passing along the increased costs to customers can be a tempting option for owners... read more