posts tagged as Labor


By Jeff Tubaugh | May 21, 2020

New Bill Serves Up Additional Opportunity for the Restaurant Industry

In what would be a tremendous victory for the restaurant industry, the House is expected to vote next week on a stand-alone, bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program bill. read more


By Lisa Haffer | May 15, 2020

Updated PPP Guidance Brings Welcome News and Opportunities for Additional PPP Funds

The Paycheck Protection Program was created to provide relief for small businesses during the economic crisis brought on by the novel COVID-19 virus. Restaurants that received PPP loans continue to wait for clarity around key components... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 16, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2019

The restaurant industry fared well through the second quarter of 2019, with same-store sales growing a healthy 1.8% overall despite growing labor costs and shifting consumer dining habits. But to keep the momentum going, restaurants are... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 13, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2019

Restaurants fared well through the 1st quarter of 2019, posting a 1.5% gain in same-store sales for the industry overall. But, as pressure on profit margins and fierce competition continue to weigh on the industry, some restaurants are... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 05, 2019

First-Time 401(K) Plan Audits: What to Expect

For restaurants starting a 401(k) plan to better attract and retain talent, one of the most significant mandates they should be familiar with is the audit requirement. In the second installment of our Employee Benefits blog series, we... read more


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 Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 17, 2018

The Disappearing Middle Ground: The Counter Q3 2018

Despite historically high levels of employee turnover, restaurants across segments experienced healthy growth through Q3. read more


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... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 27, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2018

All restaurant segments, save for upscale casual, reported sales growth in Q1. read more


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... read more