By Restaurant Practice Leaders | July 07, 2020

The Impact of the CARES Act on Site Selection

One of the provisions of the CARES Act, passed in March, could have a significant positive impact on companies that are in growth mode and planning additional locations. While many recognize that the correction of the ‘retail glitch’ (as many in the media call it) benefits retailers and restaurants, it can also impact other industries looking to expand.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 27, 2020

Deep Dive: PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance

In last week’s blog, we took a first look at the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. This week’s blog will take a deep dive into aspects of the interim final rule that will be of interest to the restaurant industry.


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.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 19, 2020

First Look: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. Concurrent with the application’s release, the Department of the Treasury announced that guidance and regulations will be issued soon...


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 of the program while they work to...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 24, 2020

PPP Updates, Insights and Planning as we Await Loan Forgiveness Guidance

When the CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) appeared to be a straightforward way to provide liquidity to cash-strapped businesses, including restaurants. Demand for PPP loans was high, and the original $349 billion...


By Mike Feiszli | February 28, 2020

Restaurants and Third-Party Delivery: Just Add SALT (Complexity)

For restaurants making sales across state and local jurisdictional lines, the correct amount of sales tax and who is responsible for collecting it have become more complex. Many state and local taxing jurisdictions have not released guidance on mobile ordering and the...