The firm had a strong base providing services to restaurants in and around the Pasadena area. In the 70’s restaurants had unique rules for how to pay their employees.  The firm leadership saw a need for a specialized payroll system to be able to accommodate these unique rules, so a programmer was hired to develop a proprietary payroll program to solve the problem.  Once this program was complete the firm began offering  specialized payroll for restaurants and other companies outside the industry. This service became very popular with KROST’s entire client base and was one of the reasons the firm became known as “restaurant specialists.”