By Restaurant Practice Leaders | November 08, 2017

Tax Reform’s Potential Impact to Restaurants

Late last week the House of Representatives unveiled a first draft of the long-awaited tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). In the legislation’s current state, the repeal or rollback of several key credits and incentives could put restaurateurs under pressure, potentially outweighing the benefit of a reduction of their corporate tax rate. While the bill markup and the eventual transition to the Senate side could result in many changes to the legislative language, there are several important provisions for restaurateurs to keep in mind.

By Clark Schweers | September 21, 2017

Getting Back to Business After a Natural Disaster


By Jeff Tubaugh | August 29, 2017

Understanding Tax Profit and Loss Allocation Provisions that PE Investors Bring

When the owners of a restaurant company sell a portion of the equity in their operating partnership to a private equity firm, it signals a period of upcoming growth for their company. While it is exciting for the restaurant owners to bring in this additional funding and...


By Keri Boergert | August 14, 2017

Tax Considerations for Restaurants Entering New Markets

Today the average family’s schedule is faster-paced than before. As traditions around the dinner table reflect that change, the restaurant industry is growing at staggering rates. For new restaurant concepts entering the market, it is critical that state and local tax aspects...


By Phil Hofmann | August 04, 2017

DOL Plans to Rescind Tip Pooling Regulations

In late July, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to repeal the 2011 regulations that limited tip pooling under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 C.F.R. 531.52 (2011).


By Vince Stasiulewicz | August 03, 2017

FASB Accounting Updates and Amendments for Restaurants

The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) has been busy over the past several years making technical corrections and improvements to existing standards and in some cases, creating new standards. The new standards are set to monumentally impact industries across the board,...


By Adam Berebitsky | July 27, 2017

Turning Tax Reform on High Heat

As Congress turns its attention to tax reform, it’s clear they’re taking legislation off the backburner and turning up the heat. Though it looks like an overhaul may be starting to simmer, don’t make any major tax planning changes until a plan is fully baked.


By Dana Zukofsky | July 06, 2017

Tips for Integrating Third-Party Delivery

Third-party delivery services provide a level of convenience that consumers cherish and have come to expect. But for restaurant owners, integrating these services presents a whole host of challenges.