By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 16, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2019

The restaurant industry fared well through the second quarter of 2019, with same-store sales growing a healthy 1.8% overall despite growing labor costs and shifting consumer dining habits. But to keep the momentum going, restaurants are realizing that playing follow-the-leader won’t cut it – a tailored approach to increasing same-store sales is essential. Our latest Selections blog offers insight:


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.


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.