CARES Act and qualified improvement property

As most of you know, the CARES Act has been all over the news for the past couple of months, primarily as it relates to government stimulus checks and of course the Paycheck Protection Program, the intricacies of which are still being navigated by borrowers and their tax advisors. One of the more important and …

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Resources for Your Restaurant during COVID-19 crisis

Struggling to keep your restaurant and employees from becoming another victim of COVID-19? Here are some resources to help keep everyone’s head above water. Another Round, Another Rally provides grants along with emergency funding for companies and individuals in the hospitality industry. The company is providing $500 grants to applicants through Visa gift cards, Venmo, …

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COVID-19 Tips for Your Restaurant

Struggling to think of ways to keep your restaurant business going during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis? Here are some ideas we hope will help. Check with your state and local governments to see if they have any disaster loans or grants. Offer discounted gift cards (Tax Treatment of Gift Cards) Pare down your menu to …

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Dine-in closed during coronavirus outbreak

It’s official. Governments across the country have closed bars and dine-in services, and are moving restaurants to take out, delivery and drive-thru only. Colorado and California restaurants closed their dining rooms earlier this week and certain parts of Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) are also shifting down as of March 17. Don’t miss: handling reviews As …

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Deterring restaurant turnover

Employers incur costs to recruit, hire and train new employees. Typically, these turnover costs in the restaurant industry can range anywhere from $3,000-5,000 or more, depending on the level of employee. So high turnover can be detrimental to any restaurant and business. There are some things that can be done that might help reduce turnover. …

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Handling reviews

Written reviews on restaurants are everywhere now. Not only do people hear good & bad experiences just through word of mouth, but looking up reviews is just a click away thanks to companies like Yelp and Google. Unfortunately, that means people can write a scathing review and the whole world can see. It happens to …

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Risks for restaurants you may not have considered

When most business owners think of potential risks their restaurant could face, I would bet the first thing that comes to mind would be food safety. And rightly so. The health and safety of your customers should be top of mind. All restaurant owners should be aware of the regulations they are subject to, what …

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New lease standard: Anticipating the transition impact

FASB has just given the go-ahead to delay the effective date of the new lease standard for private companies for another year. Now it won’t be applicable until 2021 for calendar year ends. But it is still important to envision what the impact will be to your financial statements. Our earlier blog, “New lease standard: …

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4 Tips to maximize your restaurant group’s value

The mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) market continues to be quite healthy compared to historical periods. The reason the M&A market is so healthy is because of the amount of excess capital available to fund alternative investments. For example, private equity funds (“PE”) and family offices have excess cash on their balance sheets and are looking …

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New overtime threshold proposed by Department of Labor

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on March 7, 2019 its proposal to raise the minimum salary for employees to qualify for Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar exemptions from $23,660 per year to $35,308 per year. Employees making less than this amount would automatically be eligible for overtime pay …

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