The Four New Things You Need to Know About Tip Pooling

  Number One: A Little History In 1974, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow employers to pay tipped workers less than federal minimum wage if the workers’ gratuities made up the difference. (The Tip Credit) In 2010, a federal court ruled (Cumbie v. Woody Woo Inc.,596 F 3d 577, 9th Cir) that…

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Free Ride Home After Drinking?

  Alcohol-Impaired Driving In 2015, alcohol-impaired driving (involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher) contributed to 914 deaths or 28.8% of all traffic fatalities in California. On January 1, 2018, California joined 44 other states and the District of Columbia allowing free rides…

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Lunch Business – Old & New

  I grew up outside of Philadelphia (so yes – Fly Eagles Fly)! I’m not going to disclose my age and will hereafter refer to this time as “back in the day”. So, back in the day, there was a famous restaurant near Head House Square called Bookbinders. Opened in 1893, It was originally referred…

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The Adventures of the Restaurant Site Audit

  Here at KROST, we have conducted several Restaurant Site Audits to help give owners and operators an insight into their processes and procedures and we wanted to share some of the interesting issues that we have come across. Sometimes, they even surprise us. At a full-service restaurant, after a 10-minute introduction, we asked the…

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Restaurant Industry Tax Update

  As the dust is settling from tax reform, restaurant owners should be aware of some changes that may have a substantial impact on their tax liability, both positively or negatively. In this post, we discuss the rules related to capital expenses and depreciation for restaurateurs that own buildings or have paid for significant improvements…

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