New restaurant businesses and the importance of operating agreements

When starting or expanding a restaurant in the form of a partnership, one of the most important first steps to take is to consult with a business attorney to draft operating agreements everyone involved in the venture agrees to. Unfortunately, this very important step is often overlooked by new business owners, as they are busy …

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Three tips to increase restaurant valuation

When it comes time to sell your restaurant, there are many things that you need to consider. This is the first part of a two-part series in preparing to sell. Here, we’ll talk about tips to increase restaurant valuation. The two parts consist of the following: Part I – Three Tips to Increase Your Valuation …

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Software solutions for your restaurant

Society as a whole continues to become more reliant on technology and that can also be said for the restaurant industry. Whether you are just starting your restaurant business or you are several years in, it is never too late to look at the benefits of automation and what software solutions may work best for …

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Restaurants eligible for tax free pandemic loss grants

Tucked into the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law March 11, 2021 is a $25 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The RRF establishes tax free pandemic grants for eligible businesses suffering from COVID-19 related revenue loss. Don’t miss: Food delivery businesses and sales tax issues To …

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Experienced an operating loss? Consider impairments of long lived assets.

The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year for restaurant operators. For many restaurants, the difficulties caused by the pandemic will require management to review the carrying amounts of long-lived assets for potential impairment. Impairment is the write-down of value for assets on your balance sheet. Annual review of asset carrying amounts is standard for …

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Robots in the restaurant industry

Robots have been a staple in the manufacturing industry since the 1930s. Today we are now seeing robots in the restaurant industry to quicken and perfect the food preparation phase, mostly in fast food restaurants. Don’t miss: Summary of 2020 Side Dish blogs These robots used in the restaurant industry are any machine able to …

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Latest on the PPP forgiveness process

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was probably the biggest part of the CARES Act passed in late March. Since its passing, there have been never ending questions and changes from how to apply a loan to how to apply for forgiveness. This has been such an impactful piece of legislation that I will say that …

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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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