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

Openings – The Waterfront/Boardwalk Tacos & 10 Speed Coffee

October 11, 2018By KROST

The Waterfront/Boardwalk Tacos 205 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA. We are proud to announce that our client, The Waterfront, is planning their grand opening at the end of October 2018. Their new restaurant and bar will feature a casual cafe that serves all day, along with a to-go component as well, offering coffee, healthy … Read More

Client Profile: Bondi Harvest Cafe

October 10, 2018By KROST

Bondi Harvest Cafe is a casual dining destination inspired by Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand, Bondi Beach. Boasting a food philosophy focusing on locally-sourced produce seasonal cooking and healthy eating, amazing coffee, fresh juice and a laid-back friendly attitude. The space is full of sun and skate artifacts and elements. The natural worn wood, … Read More

New California Laws on Straws & Soda

October 10, 2018By KROST

On October 4th, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two new laws that will dramatically impact restaurant operators. The first law makes California the first state to prohibit full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. On the same day, he also signed a bill that requires milk or water to be the default drink sold … Read More

Prop 65 Compliance Notice Reminder

October 10, 2018By KROST

Toward the latter part of the 1980s, Cocktail Big and Die Hard were in the movie theaters, George Michael was telling us to have “Faith” and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos opened its first location in Costa Mesa, California. On the wall in that restaurant, was one of the first chemical warning signs posted because of Prop … Read More

Where Do You Stand with the ACA?

October 10, 2018By KROST

Not complying with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, could cost your organization millions of dollars. Being prepared is critical to avoid these penalties that are currently being issued by the IRS, some of them for millions of dollars. Since November 2017, the IRS has been sending Letter 226J penalty notices to certain … Read More

Check Please! Why Restaurants are Going Cashless

October 10, 2018By KROST

Credit cards have long been the preferred payment for goods in the United States, now mobile payment solutions and credit card perks for purchases have paved the way for restaurants to transition to a cashless business. According to the 2016 U.S. Consumer Payment Study conducted by Total System Services (TSYS), 40% of Americans prefer to … Read More