By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 25, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for FY 2017

While America’s appetite for pizza couldn’t be stopped in 2017, rising labor costs, commodity prices, and costs of sales did little to improve the restaurant industry’s overall flat growth rate, according to the FY17 restaurant industry scorecard, The Counter.

By Aaron Schenker | May 23, 2018

Key Franchisor Requirements

By Ryan Praschan | May 08, 2018

How to Evaluate Going Concern

By Amber Williams | April 16, 2018

Is Refranchising Right for You?


By Lisa Haffer | April 03, 2018

Tax Reform: Pass-Through Planning & Bonus Depreciation Pondering

In a recent tax reform post, we discussed the expected implications of reform for the restaurant industry. Since then, we’ve had a chance to see the impact that some of the provisions will have on restaurant owners, and received clarity regarding the 2017 bonus depreciation...


By Dana Zukofsky | March 26, 2018

Good Leadership is Critical to Boosting Performance

How do you choose the right leaders for your restaurant? An investor’s POV.


By Dustin Minton | March 07, 2018

Event Recap: IFA Convention Surfaces Key Challenges for Franchisors

The International Franchising Association’s (IFA) 2018 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month provided a valuable opportunity to connect with both familiar and new faces, and hear from a variety of presenters about challenges and new developments affecting franchisors.


By Jeff Tubaugh | March 02, 2018

Cost Segregation Studies Have Valuable Benefits Under Both New and Old Tax Rules

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many companies are in a crunch to maximize their 2017 tax year deductions before tax rates drop and reduce the value of their deductions. Cost segregation studies are a valuable tool that can help maximize both current...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 23, 2018

Franchising Beyond the Border

When considering business expansion, franchisors often look beyond the U.S. border to maximize growth. For many, Canada is an attractive option.


By Floyd Roades | February 08, 2018

Best Practices for Franchisor Cooperative Advertising Funds

If you are a franchisor with a cooperative advertising fund, now is a good time to evaluate how your ad fund is set up and determine whether or not a better option exists.