By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 13, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2019

Restaurants fared well through the 1st quarter of 2019, posting a 1.5% gain in same-store sales for the industry overall. But, as pressure on profit margins and fierce competition continue to weigh on the industry, some restaurants are taking calculated risks as they strive toward long-term success.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 05, 2019

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 restaurants that made renovations and improvements during 2018. BDO has identified workarounds that...


By Greg Schu | February 04, 2019

How Restaurants Can Mitigate PCI-Related Cyber Risks

The expanding role of consumer data means the threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches, along with the consequences of such events, are growing increasingly pronounced. The restaurant industry is no exception, with several high-profile breaches occurring in 2018 alone. With...


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 Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 17, 2018

The Disappearing Middle Ground: The Counter Q3 2018

Despite historically high levels of employee turnover, restaurants across segments experienced healthy growth through Q3.


By Amber Williams | December 06, 2018

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

Under the new revenue recognition standard, restaurants must now take a different approach to accounting for gift cards and loyalty programs.


By Alicia Huffman | November 29, 2018

Top Ten Tax Planning Items for Restaurants in 2018

As the year comes to a close, restaurants can optimize their year-end tax planning with these ten items.