posts tagged as Management


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 | April 16, 2019

Earnouts: Seller and Buyer Beware

Earnouts—an increasingly relied upon tool within an M&A transaction—help bridge the gap between a Seller’s expectation and a Buyer’s perception of the current state of the Seller’s business. But as a particularly challenging... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 05, 2019

Minimizing Tax Liability without QIP Guidance

Lack of clarity around the tax treatment of Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may result in higher than expected tax bills for restaurants that made renovations and improvements during 2018. ... read more


By Amber Williams | April 16, 2018

Is Refranchising Right for You?

Five key benefits of refranchising. read more


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. 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