By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 02, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 3

In addition to short-term and long-term equity based incentive plans as discussed in the first two installments of this series, there are two widely used pseudo-equity incentives which allow key employees to share in the long-term growth of the business while also incentivizing them to stay: long-term cash plans and phantom stock awards.


By Dustin Minton | March 30, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for 2016

Restaurants sales stalled in 2016 as uncertainty around the U.S. economic and regulatory environments persisted. Our annual analysis of publicly traded restaurants found that same-store sales were flat last year - a slightly more optimistic picture than in Q3 when the industry...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 14, 2017

Mapping A Route Through Industry Saturation

At times, learning how to manage in an oversaturated market can feel like trying to drive on a crowded highway during rush hour. In the moment, road blocks and traffic may slow you downbut what matters most is that you ultimately reach your destination.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 09, 2017

Event Recap: Winning Strategies for a Successful Deal

Last month, BDO and Trinity Capital co-hosted the first annual Winning Strategies for a Successful Deal conference in Marina Del Rey. The conference explored a number of themes, touching on innovation, industry growth and pain points as well as helpful tips for those exploring...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 28, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 1

There are a number of ways to incentivize key employees at any restaurant operation. Over the course of this three-part blog post series, we will cover some of the incentive vehicles and plans used by restaurateurs starting with short-term incentives.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 21, 2017

IFA 2017 Convention Recap: Optimistic Prospects for Franchising Sector Despite Lingering Uncertainty

Earlier this month, Dana Zukofsky and Jeff Kolton had the opportunity to attend the International Franchising Associations (IFA) 2017 Convention in Las Vegas. It was an exciting week of networking and presentations, providing insights into whats ahead for the franchising space...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 08, 2017

What Impact Does Lower Grocery Store Prices Have on Restaurants?

Falling food prices are driving grocery store prices to decline. And this has some questioning the long-term impact of a price gap between grocery store and restaurant prices.