By Kari Maue | July 11, 2018

Event Recap: Restaurant CFO Bootcamp – Las Vegas 2018

Restaurant CFOs are eager to discuss delivery services, the new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards, tax reform and 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.


By Aaron Schenker | May 23, 2018

Key Franchisor Requirements: The FDD and Audited Financial Statements

The FTC’s financial disclosure regulations play a crucial role in restaurants’ franchising operations. What financial statements does this compliance entail? Read our new Selections post to learn what financial information restaurants are required to share with their franchisees.


By Ryan Praschan | May 08, 2018

How to Evaluate Going Concern

What responsibilities do restaurant management have in evaluating going concern and disclosing uncertainties? Read our new Selections post for an overview of the FASB guidance, as well as considerations for evaluating an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.


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 scorecard, The Counter.


By Lisa Haffer | April 20, 2018

Tip-Off on Tip Pooling: The Omnibus Spending Bill Amends the FLSA

The omnibus spending bill signed in March generated a lot of buzz, but not a lot of substantive coverage on the specific provisions. In fact, restaurant owners may be surprised to learn that the bill amended the FLSA’s tip pooling provisions. Read our new Selections post for...


By Amber Williams | April 16, 2018

Is Refranchising Right for You?

Five key benefits of refranchising.


By Lisa Haffer | April 03, 2018

Tax Reform: Pass-Through Planning & Bonus Depreciation Pondering

In a recent tax reform post, we discussed the expected implications of reform for the restaurant industry. Since then, we’ve had a chance to see the impact that some of the provisions will have on restaurant owners, and received clarity regarding the 2017 bonus depreciation...


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.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 07, 2018

Event Recap: IFA Convention Surfaces Key Challenges for Franchisors

The International Franchising Association’s (IFA) 2018 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month provided a valuable opportunity to connect with both familiar and new faces, and hear from a variety of presenters about challenges and new developments affecting franchisors.