posts tagged as Trends

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 16, 2021

Staffing in the Wake of COVID-19: How Much Has Changed?

Before COVID-19, restaurants had a significant labor challenge, typically referred to as the “talent crisis” or “war for talent.” Unemployment rates were at a five-year low and minimum wage rates were rising across the country. To better... 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 Giselle El Biri | September 29, 2017

It’s 5:00 Somewhere: Happy Hour and Your Bottom Line

Happy hour has historically been a great way for restaurants to increase guest counts during slower time periods. But making happy hour profitable while giving guests a great experience can be tricky. To determine if happy hour will work... read more

By Adam Berebitsky | June 15, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for Q1 2017

How did the restaurant industry fare in Q1? Don’t miss the latest edition of The Counter, our quarterly restaurant industry scorecard. Though the industry saw a lackluster 0.7 percent same-store sales dip this quarter, pizza bolstered... read more

By Carrie Shagat | 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... read more

By Carrie Shagat | 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... read more

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 29, 2016

Do You Deliver? State and Local Tax Considerations for Restaurants

With the takeout and delivery market estimated at $70 billion, according to TechCrunch, it’s no wonder restaurants of all types—from QSR to full service—are joining the delivery bandwagon. read more

By Carrie Shagat | May 18, 2016

Accounting Treatment for Promotional Cards

Amid continuously increasing competition and growth within the restaurant industry, restaurant operators often find themselves actively searching for ways to boost average unit volume and same store sales. read more

By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 08, 2016

In Focus: Cybersecurity Risk for Restaurants

During our recent technology advisory restaurant CFO roundtable held in Cincinnati, Ohio, our team had the pleasure of networking with industry finance executives and gleaning great insights into the issues keeping restaurant owners and... read more