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 their reputation as well as millions of customers’ data at risk, what can restaurants do so that valuable data remains secure?

By Amber Williams | December 06, 2018

ASC 606’s Impact on Loyalty Programs: Redemption is Key

By Alicia Huffman | November 29, 2018

Top Ten Tax Planning Items for Restaurants in 2018


By David Berliner | November 19, 2018

Retail Bankruptcies Reshape Dining Experiences in Malls

Shifting consumer preferences mean that many retailers are leaving malls behind – but restaurants continue to play a substantial role in modernized retail concepts.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | November 09, 2018

What Restaurants Need to Know About the New Era of Data Privacy

With severe penalties for noncompliance, the GDPR requires that restaurants take a holistic approach to data privacy governance.


By Mike Feiszli | October 30, 2018

Restaurants Aren’t Immune to Wayfair’s Sales Tax Changes

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court created a watershed moment in state taxation with its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Today, restaurants can alter their state and local tax processes to comply with the decision’s new economic nexus standard. Read the latest Selections...


By Kari Maue | October 04, 2018

How ASC 606 Impacts Franchisors’ Advertising Funds

ASC Topic 606 requires franchisors adjust their presentation of advertising fund dollars received and expended.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 18, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2018

How does your businesses’ same-store sales compare to the restaurant industry’s overall growth through Q2? As our new Selections post reveals, strong consumer spending helped boost many brands’ sales, although this growth wasn’t necessarily evenly distributed.


By Kari Maue | August 14, 2018

How Restaurants Can Capitalize Internal-Use Software

Restaurants can capitalize expenses associated with the development or adoption of internal use software through three deduction methods.