By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 23, 2017

Event Recap: Restaurant CFO Bootcamp – Denver 2017

At this month’s Restaurant CFO Bootcamp in Denver, our team had the opportunity to lead an exchange of best practices, insights and key challenges among professionals from all corners of the restaurant industry. Read on for three takeaways from the event.

By Vince Stasiulewicz | April 14, 2017

To Deliver Or Not To Deliver

The way we are eating "out" is rapidly changing, especially as more millennials enter the workforce. While millennials dine-in an average of two to three times per week, 74 percent of the cohort would order delivery from traditional restaurants, according to the National...

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...

By Dustin Minton | March 30, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for 2016

Restaurants sales stalled in 2016 as uncertainty around the U.S. economic and regulatory environments persisted. Our annual analysis of publicly traded restaurants found that same-store sales were flat last year - a slightly more optimistic picture than in Q3 when the industry...

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 14, 2017

Mapping A Route Through Industry Saturation

At times, learning how to manage in an oversaturated market can feel like trying to drive on a crowded highway during rush hour. In the moment, road blocks and traffic may slow you downbut what matters most is that you ultimately reach your destination.

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.