By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 26, 2022

The Case for Diverse Revenue Streams

A patron speaks with the restaurant host, either to confirm a reservation or ask if there’s a table available. Ideally, the host calls upon a server who then leads the patron to a table and takes their order. It’s a system that worked since the dawn of the U.S. restaurant industry — accounting for 90% of most restaurants’ revenue pre-pandemic — until it didn’t.

By Lisa Haffer | December 16, 2021

DOL Final Tip Regulations May Require Employers to Pay Full Federal Minimum Wage to Tipped Employees

The Department of Labor’s final tip rule is scheduled to take effect on December 28, 2021. As drafted, the final rule will limit the amount of time tipped employees can spend performing non-tip-producing work while still receiving cash wages as low as $2.13 per hour.

By Steven Mroczkowski | December 06, 2021

Repayment of Deferred Employer Social Security Taxes

The past 18 months have ushered in immense hardship in the restaurant industry as the nation and the world try to find a new normal in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Historic supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and now inflation are complicating recovery even further.

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | November 11, 2021

Employee Retention Credit to End September 30, 2021 Instead of At Year End

As stated in past blog posts, one of the most beneficial COVID-19 tax relief measures for the restaurant industry is the employee retention credit (ERC).

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 29, 2021

Restaurant Technology Series Part 1: The Restaurant of the Future

More than a year ago, no one could have predicted the unprecedented challenges faced by so many restaurants around the world due to a major global pandemic. Customer demand for convenience and flawless digital experiences are on the rise and further fueled by the pandemic.

By Lisa Haffer | August 25, 2021

Heads Up, Restaurants: Federal Relief Could Trigger a Single Audit

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the restaurants industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic’s impacts, leading to spikes in business closures, continued capacity limitations, and unprecedented loss in both jobs and sales.