By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 04, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 2

In addition to short term incentives discussed in the first installment in this series, there are many long-term incentives (LTIs) available for businesses to apply when attracting and retaining key talent. If you're a restaurateur that envisions using equity to share your operation's long-term growth with key employees, you're likely considering using restricted stock or stock options.


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.


By Dennis Hoyt | January 26, 2017

Treasury Considerations for the Restaurant Industry

Earlier in January, Dennis Hoyt sat down with several of BDOs Restaurant clients to discuss key treasury considerations for areas including controls, vendor services and financing. In our most recent blog post, he summarizes the main takeaways and need-to-know information from...


By Giselle El Biri | January 24, 2017

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets: GAAP and Tax Treatment

As restaurant operators well know, things do not always go as planned. For instance, areas where restaurants are operating can become saturated with competition, demographics and target audiences can evolve, or managements plans may simply change, resulting in a decision to...