Sales Tax Compliance for California Restaurants

April 10, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “The Battle to be a Profitable Restaurant: How to Deal with Employee Theft” by Aric Wong, CPA, Manager – Tax. “With 72,000+ restaurants in California, the state does everything possible to ensure taxes are properly reported, collected, and paid … Read More

The Battle to be a Profitable Restaurant: How to Deal with Employee Theft

April 4, 2019By KROST

Did you know that 75% of employees have stolen at least once from their employer? Learn more in the new article “The Battle to be a Profitable Restaurant: How to Deal with Employee Theft” by Robert A. Benson, Manager – Restaurant Operations that appears in the newest issue of KROST Quarterly. “Most restaurant operators are … Read More

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 More

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