Restaurants Care Resilience Fund

April 21, 2021By Jean Hagan

Jean Hagan, Principal, serves on the Board of the California Restaurant Association Foundation. She is excited to share that in addition to funding employees’ needs through Restaurants Care, they have also been able to create a resilience fund for restauranteurs now. Through some major funding from SoCal Gas, PG&E, and SDG&E, they have been able … Read More

Restaurant Site Audit – Post-COVID Operations

February 18, 2021By Derek Johnson

In 2020, the Restaurant Industry was projected to do $899 billion in sales. That expectation has since been adjusted down to $659 billion in sales, a $240 billion hit to the industry as a result of the pandemic. Every operator has felt the effects of the pandemic, and the most motivated, wasted no time pivoting … Read More

Register for Upcoming Webinar with the CRA: PPP Second Draw Program – Rules for Eligibility and Forgiveness

January 8, 2021By KROST

Jean Hagan (Principal, Restaurant / Business Management) and Paren Knadjian (Practice Leader, M&A, and Capital Markets, PPP Forgiveness) are hosting a free webinar with the California Restaurant Association (CRA), on the PPP Second Draw Program. Join our restaurant accounting and consulting experts on Thursday, January 14th at 10AM PT as they provide an in-depth look … Read More

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

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

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