BOE Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase Effective April 1, 2019

March 28, 2019By Melissa Cunarro

Effective April 1st, 2019, a district tax increase will be applied in several localities throughout California. The rate increase is due to the passing of numerous Measures in various counties on November 6, 2018 to fund several improvements such as street improvements, maintain essential services, neighborhood safety, disaster preparedness, among others. To all restaurant operators, Read the full article…

Cash Flow Relief: How Your Vendors Can Help You

January 15, 2018By Melissa Cunarro

One of the best ways you have available to you to improve your cash flow is to renegotiate your vendor terms. Improved vendor terms allow for additional lead time between payments to purveyors, and provide relief when your bi-weekly payrolls, monthly rent, insurances and sales tax payments are due. It’s common practice for vendors to Read the full article…

Effective Tools to Measure and Control Inventory Levels

September 5, 2017By Melissa Cunarro

As a restaurant operator, understanding the importance of maintaining accurate inventory levels for your restaurant is critical to running a successful business. High inventory levels in comparison with the corresponding food sales can severely hinder your potential for profitability. Excess inventory levels will lead to poor control practices, inefficient use of product and susceptibility to Read the full article…