posts tagged as real estate


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 08, 2019

An Opportunity Zones Guide for Restaurants

Restaurants built in Opportunity Zones can help vitalize underserved communities and attract local talent while offering its owners a highly valued tax incentive. But what should potential investors keep in mind when evaluating the... read more


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. read more


By Jeff Tubaugh | March 02, 2018

Cost Segregation Studies Have Valuable Benefits Under Both New and Old Tax Rules

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many companies are in a crunch to maximize their 2017 tax year deductions before tax rates drop and reduce the value of their deductions. Cost segregation studies are a valuable tool... read more


By Kari Maue | January 18, 2018

Accounting for Closed Store Lease Obligations

It’s never easy making the decision to close a store, but once the choice is made, it’s important to understand how that decision will impact your GAAP financial statements. One critical factor to consider is the treatment of your... read more


By Tanya Erbe | December 11, 2017

Tax Credit Relief In The Wake of Recent Natural Disasters

The restaurant industry was hit hard by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Certain employers that were rendered inoperable and are located in a federally-declared disaster zone may be eligible to claim an employee retention credit. read more


By Clark Schweers | September 21, 2017

Getting Back to Business After a Natural Disaster

As businesses assess the damage and move on following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there are several risk management factors to keep in mind after these storms, and to prepare for future events. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | October 26, 2016

Part 2: Nine Questions Brewery Owners Should Ask Their CPAs

In the first installment of this series, Dirk covered five questions brewery owners should ask their CPAs in an effort to improve their business operations and find opportunities for savings. Continue reading as Dirk discusses the final... read more


By Giselle El Biri | September 19, 2016

Variable Interest Entities – Guidance on ASU 2015-02: Part 1

The variable interest entity (VIE) rules continue to be a hot topic for restaurants. Many times, a restaurant may set up separate legal entities for various purposes, such as a real estate entity that owns the restaurant facility or a... read more


By Lisa Haffer | May 20, 2016

Webinar recap: 2016 Restaurant Remodel Analysis

Last week, BDO professionals participated in Hedgeye’s speaker series webinar on restaurant remodel management, Wall Street Meets Main Street, featuring several industry leaders including Phil Mangieri and Wally Butkus of Restaurant... read more


By Lisa Haffer | November 20, 2015

IRS Releases Remodel Safe Harbor for Restaurants and Retailers

On November 19, 2015, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2015-56... read more