By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 28, 2020

Restaurants and Third-Party Delivery: Just Add SALT (Complexity)

For restaurants making sales across state and local jurisdictional lines, the correct amount of sales tax and who is responsible for collecting it have become more complex. Many state and local taxing jurisdictions have not released guidance on mobile ordering and the treatment of third-party delivery transactions related to the restaurant industry. What considerations should restaurants be making in order to reduce their state and local tax liability? Find out in our latest blog “Restaurants and Third-Party Delivery: Just Add SALT (Complexity).”


By Kari Maue | April 22, 2019

Starting a 401(K) Plan: What You Need to Know

Faced with a tight labor market, many restaurants are looking into offering defined contribution plans as a way to attract and retain talent.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 16, 2019

Earnouts: Seller and Buyer Beware

Earnouts—an increasingly relied upon tool within an M&A transaction—help bridge the gap between a Seller’s expectation and a Buyer’s perception of the current state of the Seller’s business. But as a particularly challenging transactional element, earnouts can cause concerns...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 08, 2019

An Opportunity Zones Guide for Restaurants

Restaurants built in Opportunity Zones can help vitalize underserved communities and attract local talent while offering its owners a highly valued tax incentive. But what should potential investors keep in mind when evaluating the potential investment?


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.