Jean Hagan


Jean Hagan CPA - Restaurant CPA Firm Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for almost 30 years. During that time she worked with a well known national chain, managed food and beverage for several ski facilities in Squaw Valley, and became the president, CEO, and shareholder of one of the highest grossing restaurants in California. Today Jean is Principal and leads the restaurant operations consulting practice at KROST.

Jean brings a unique skill set to our CPA firm. With her extensive industry experience she is able to consult with our clients at the store operations and strategic management levels. Jean’s expertise and drive has helped us develop our consulting practice to include services such as, P&L coaching, restaurant openings, systems automation, business management, sequence of service, check average analysis, management bonus structures, labor & related costs analysis, POS systems analysis, flash reporting implementation and analysis, and much more.

Professional Experience:
• KROST, Principal (January 2014 – Current)
• KROST, Director of Restaurant Operations (2009 – 2013)
• Gladstone’s 4 Fish and related, President, CEO, CFO, Board member and shareholder,
director of operations (2003 – 2009)
• Hagan Management, Inc, Owner (1983 – 2001)
• Victoria Station Restaurants, bar manager, executive kitchen manager, general / area manager
(1978 – 1983)

• Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Delaware Valley College of Sciences
• Graduate studies in Post Harvest Physiology, Virginia Polytech-Blacksburg

Professional Affiliations:
• Member of California Restaurant Association
• Member of National Restaurant Association
• Member of PrimeGlobal International Association
• Nevada County Board of Supervisors, MAC Member/Chair
• Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce , Board Member Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau, Board Member
• Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival, Board Member
• Lake Tahoe Arts for Schools, Board Member

Extracurricular Activities:
• Rotary, person of the year (1998)
• Topanga State Park Docent, past
• Truckee swim team coach, past

Contact Info:
626.449.4225 x158

Articles by Jean Hagan

  • Year End Updates

    As the year ends, we need to review some of the changes coming in January 2019. Please see below for a short summary of the issues that affect the restaurant industry in California. Minimum Wage Increase at State Level Current for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, and Santa Monica minimum...

  • The End of To-Go Supplies

      Things are changing rapidly at both the local level and the state level. Those changes will soon begin to impact what materials will be allowed to be used by restaurant operators for to go orders. This is one of the times that you want to be ahead of the curve on designing a comprehensive...

  • 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...

  • Does the New Tax Code Affect Your Business?

      There are several changes in the new tax code that may or may not affect your sales. We are particularly concerned about lunch and daytime event sales, as these are the areas that could be affected the most. Code section 13304 in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amends the IRC section 274...

  • Annual 8027 – Employers Annual Information Return of Tip Income

      It’s that time of year again to calculate your tip liability. 8027 forms are due annually by the last day of February on paper, or April 2nd electronically. Employers that operate where food and beverages are served for onsite consumption and tipping is customary are required to file. Also, any employer with more than...