posts tagged as Employee Benefits


By Kari Maue | April 22, 2019

Starting a 401(K) Plan: What You Need to Know

Faced with a tight labor market, many restaurants are looking into offering defined contribution plans as a way to attract and retain talent. read more


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. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 30, 2018

Expensing Termination Benefits for GAAP Purposes

In the normal course of business, employees may be terminated and given a severance package. It is important to know whether the payments are subject to an existing severance plan, which could be either a written employment agreement or... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 02, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 3

In addition to short-term and long-term equity based incentive plans as discussed in the first two installments of this series, there are two widely used pseudo-equity incentives which allow key employees to share in the long-term growth... read more


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... read more


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... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 14, 2016

Event Recap: BDO Restaurant CFO Bootcamp

Our semi-annual BDO Restaurant CFO Bootcamp was held in Chicago at the end of May. Finance accounting professionals in the restaurant industry spent three days immersed in hot topics and trends in the industry. read more


By Tom Ziemba | January 22, 2016

Compensation Strategy in the Restaurant Industry

In step with the industry as a whole, compensation for restaurant managers and professionals is evolving faster than ever to support increased focus on–and demand for–enhanced customer experience.  read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 23, 2015

Year in Review: Notable Posts of 2015

As we close the door on 2015 and head into the New Year, we’ve taken some time to look back at what has been an eventful and exciting time in the restaurant industry. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | October 05, 2015

Retirement and Incentive Plans – Where do You Start?

When young restaurant companies begin growing, many of them start evaluating retirement and incentive plans to help reduce turnover, incentivize key employees and attract new talent.   read more