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

Jean Hagan Featured on the SoCal Restaurant Radio Show

May 14, 2020By Anna Chen

Jean Hagan, Principal and leader of KROST’s restaurant practice, was featured on the SoCal Restaurant radio show hosted by Andy Harris on May 9th, 2020. 48,000 listeners and hundreds of live streamers tuned in as Jean discussed the future of dining out and provided sound advice on how restaurants should gradually prepare for the return … 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

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