KROST Restaurant Seminar: Protecting Your Business

February 17, 2020By KROST

KROST is hosting a dynamic restaurant seminar, Restaurant Management: Protecting Your Business, on March 2nd, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM with guest speakers Corbin Wade of Hub International and Jesse Caryl of BCK Legal. The seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Hub International and BCK Legal from 4:00 PM … Read More

Potential Inventory Write-off for Restaurants in Light of New Tax Law

January 28, 2020By Aric Wong

The overhaul of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has proven to be a challenge since it took effect in 2018. As tax advisors struggle to understand the implications for their clients, the resource-deprived Internal Revenue Service has made efforts to issue guidance on how to implement many of the complex provisions. One of … Read More

How Managing Food Waste Can Impact Your Profitability and the World Around You

December 19, 2019By KROST

Every day, restaurants around the country throw away thousands and thousands of pounds of food.1 Leftovers from guest plates, scraps from prepped items, leftover rice, potatoes, bread rolls, soups and a myriad of other items are routinely discarded in surprising bulk at the end of each shift. There are many inherent benefits to controlling food … Read More

Jean Hagan Brings Decades of Restaurant Operations Experience to the Culinary Institute of America as Newly Appointed Adjunct Professor

November 19, 2019By KROST

Jean Hagan, Principal of KROST CPAs & Consultants and leader of the firm’s restaurant consulting practice, has recently taken on an additional title as Adjunct Professor of Restaurant Operations and Management Strategies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Her first course, Operations and Management Strategies for the Restaurateur, began this fall. Jean teaches the … Read More

KROST CPAs & Consultants Partners with Nationally Recognized Executive Chef Phil Kastel

September 30, 2019By KROST

Los Angeles-based tax and accounting firm, KROST, recently brought on restaurant industry titan Chef Phil Kastel (co-creator of nationally recognized Public School gastropubs) who will serve as the firm’s Restaurant and Culinary Consultant. Established in 1939, KROST has a long history in the restaurant space having pioneered accounting technology that was the precursor to what … Read More

Budget Service for 2020

September 9, 2019By KROST

Every successful restaurant operator knows that developing an annual budget is a time-consuming, tedious project. Advantages of having an annual budget include being able to anticipate expenses, set targets for growing the business and staying within financial limits. A restaurant budget will help you recover from unexpected road-blocks, plan for profitability and potential challenges. KROST’s … Read More

Mid-Year Tip Check

August 5, 2019By KROST

It’s time to do a short analysis of your status, regarding tip reporting. The annual filing form 8027 for tipping establishments is calculated on an annual basis-reported to the IRS in February. A mid-year tip check gives you some time to correct any issues you may have with individual employees or your employee group. As … Read More

Minimum Wage Increases 2019

June 6, 2019By KROST

On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in the cities of Los Angeles & Santa Monica, and the County of Los Angeles. The City and County of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinances both mandated annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on July 1,2020. Small businesses (less than 25 employees) have … Read More

New Laws Impacting Restauranteurs – What You Need to Know

May 13, 2019By KROST

Every April, KROST travels to Sacramento to participate in the California Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Day at the Capitol. This year, Jean Hagan (Principal) and Robert Benson (Manager – Restaurant Operations) attended. This annual event affords KROST and the California Restaurant Association the opportunity to lobby directly to California’s legislators about pending legislative bills that impact … Read More