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.


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 that can help maximize both current...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 23, 2018

Franchising Beyond the Border

When considering business expansion, franchisors often look beyond the U.S. border to maximize growth. For many, Canada is an attractive option.


By Floyd Roades | February 08, 2018

Best Practices for Franchisor Cooperative Advertising Funds

If you are a franchisor with a cooperative advertising fund, now is a good time to evaluate how your ad fund is set up and determine whether or not a better option exists.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 30, 2018

Expensing Termination Benefits for GAAP Purposes

In the normal course of business, employees may be terminated and given a severance package. It is important to know whether the payments are subject to an existing severance plan, which could be either a written employment agreement or a historical pattern of providing...


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 remaining lease obligation on the store you...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 12, 2018

How Tax Reform Will Impact Restaurants

On December 22, 2017, the conference version of the tax reform bill was signed into law, marking the largest change to U.S. tax policy in decades. With most of the provisions set to go into effect in 2018, it’s important that the restaurant industry review the changes that...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 03, 2018

‘Tis The Season for Gift Card Redemption—Are You Properly Accounting for Them?

For many restaurants, the holiday season brings a bustle of promotions, parties, and gift card sales. Now that the holidays are over and gift cards will soon be spent, if they haven’t already, restaurants must be sure they’re accounting for these gift cards properly.


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 22, 2017

NLRB Reverses Joint-Employer Ruling

With labor being one of the biggest line items on restaurants’ balance sheets, it’s important for operators and employees to stay abreast of the labor regulation decisions made at a federal level. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board reversed a significant Obama-era...