By Lisa Haffer | January 09, 2019

Employee Shift Meals Remain 100% Deductible for Tax Purposes

Restaurants are kicking off 2019 with exciting news: thanks to new tax reform guidance, employee meal shifts remain 100% tax deductible.

By Amber Williams | December 06, 2018

ASC 606’s Impact on Loyalty Programs: Redemption is Key

By Alicia Huffman | November 29, 2018

Top Ten Tax Planning Items for Restaurants in 2018

By David Berliner | November 19, 2018

Retail Bankruptcies Reshape Dining Experiences in Malls


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | November 09, 2018

What Restaurants Need to Know About the New Era of Data Privacy

With severe penalties for noncompliance, the GDPR requires that restaurants take a holistic approach to data privacy governance.


By Mike Feiszli | October 30, 2018

Restaurants Aren’t Immune to Wayfair’s Sales Tax Changes

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court created a watershed moment in state taxation with its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Today, restaurants can alter their state and local tax processes to comply with the decision’s new economic nexus standard. Read the latest Selections...


By Kari Maue | October 04, 2018

How ASC 606 Impacts Franchisors’ Advertising Funds

ASC Topic 606 requires franchisors adjust their presentation of advertising fund dollars received and expended.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 18, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2018

How does your businesses’ same-store sales compare to the restaurant industry’s overall growth through Q2? As our new Selections post reveals, strong consumer spending helped boost many brands’ sales, although this growth wasn’t necessarily evenly distributed.


By Kari Maue | August 14, 2018

How Restaurants Can Capitalize Internal-Use Software

Restaurants can capitalize expenses associated with the development or adoption of internal use software through three deduction methods.


By Amber Williams | August 01, 2018

What Restaurants Should Watch Out for with the New Revenue Recognition Standard

Private restaurants can prepare now for the new revenue recognition standard’s impact on accounting for gift card breakage, loyalty programs and more.