Ghost Restaurants – Do you know where your delivery food comes from?

January 2, 2019By KROST

If you follow the restaurant and foodservice industry, you have likely noticed an increased demand for takeout and delivery. The addition of 3rd party delivery services simplifying the delivery process has been the major driving force behind the trend of adults, both young and old, enjoying a restaurant meal from the comfort of their own … Read More

Year End Updates

December 4, 2018By Jean Hagan

As the year ends, we need to review some of the changes coming in January 2019. Please see below for a short summary of the issues that affect the restaurant industry in California. Minimum Wage Increase at State Level Current for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, and Santa Monica minimum … Read More

Budget Service for 2019

September 7, 2018By Robert A. Benson

Every successful restaurant operator knows that developing an annual budget is a time-consuming, tedious project. Studies show that companies who prepare annual operating budgets are more successful than those who don’t. Advantages of having a budget include being able to anticipate expenses, set targets for growing the business, and staying within financial limits. Have you … Read More

Minimum Wage in California and Tip Distribution

July 16, 2018By Robert A. Benson

On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage in the Cities of Los Angeles & Santa Monica, and the County of Los Angeles increased. If you have not done so already, we recommend checking the minimum hourly wage settings in your POS and adjusting, if needed, to the new minimum wage. For specifics, please see the … Read More

The End of To-Go Supplies

May 29, 2018By Jean Hagan

Things are changing rapidly at both the local level and the state level. Those changes will soon begin to impact what materials will be allowed to be used by restaurant operators for to go orders. This is one of the times that you want to be ahead of the curve on designing a comprehensive paper … Read More

The Four New Things You Need to Know About Tip Pooling

April 10, 2018By KROST

Number One: A Little History In 1974, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow employers to pay tipped workers less than federal minimum wage if the workers’ gratuities made up the difference. (The Tip Credit) In 2010, a federal court ruled (Cumbie v. Woody Woo Inc.,596 F 3d 577, 9th Cir) that if … Read More

Lunch Business – Old & New

March 22, 2018By Jean Hagan

I grew up outside of Philadelphia (so yes – Fly Eagles Fly)! I’m not going to disclose my age and will hereafter refer to this time as “back in the day”. So, back in the day, there was a famous restaurant near Head House Square called Bookbinders. Opened in 1893, It was originally referred to … Read More

Does the New Tax Code Affect Your Business?

March 21, 2018By Jean Hagan

There are several changes in the new tax code that may or may not affect your sales. We are particularly concerned about lunch and daytime event sales, as these are the areas that could be affected the most. Code section 13304 in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amends the IRC section 274 about … Read More