Finance http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6608/more en Trendinista: Latest volleys in the tipping wars http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/trendinista-latest-volleys-tipping-wars <div class="field-deck"> One operator’s simple way of sidestepping the tipping controversy could produce an extra benefit for full-service independent restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One operator’s simple way of sidestepping the tipping controversy could produce an extra benefit for full-service independent restaurants. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/trendinista-latest-volleys-tipping-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/trendinista-latest-volleys-tipping-wars#comments Eat Beat Trendinista H.R./Legal Finance Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 38391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 5 steps to successful restaurant partnerships http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/5-steps-successful-restaurant-partnerships <div class="field-byline"> Bob House </div> <div class="field-deck"> Shared ownership issues can cause restaurant ventures to go awry. Here’s how to make sure your business stays on track. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shared ownership issues can cause restaurant ventures to go awry. Here’s how to make sure your business stays on track. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/5-steps-successful-restaurant-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/5-steps-successful-restaurant-partnerships#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:38:00 +0000 38271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Three ways restaurant owners can better manage credit http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/three-ways-restaurant-owners-can-better-manage-credit <div class="field-deck"> A rosier credit picture can reduce certain business costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A rosier credit picture can reduce certain business costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/three-ways-restaurant-owners-can-better-manage-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/three-ways-restaurant-owners-can-better-manage-credit#comments Eat Beat Finance Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 37611 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 4 ways to prevent payroll pitfalls http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-ways-prevent-payroll-pitfalls <div class="field-deck"> Timing and taxes factor into this essential task for restaurant owners. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Timing and taxes factor into this essential task for restaurant owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-ways-prevent-payroll-pitfalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-ways-prevent-payroll-pitfalls#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:08:00 +0000 37271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 6 ways to finance a restaurant purchase http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase <div class="field-byline"> Bob House </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any potential operator can choose from among a half-dozen financing options when buying a restaurant. Here’s how to pick the one that might be the best fit for you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:16:00 +0000 37061 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to comply with new IRS service charge rules http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules <div class="field-byline"> Anil Melwani </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants might want to rethink automatic gratuities, now that the IRS treats them differently than standard tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Olive Garden: Battle of the breadsticks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks <div class="field-deck"> Darden’s activist investors say the company’s flagship Italian concept needs a serious makeover. Management says one is already underway. 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But how do you decide which restaurant franchise to buy? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 34801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Will Seattle minimum-wage hike have national fallout? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout <div class="field-deck"> Seattle owners ponder ways to counter labor costs while operators in other cities keep a close eye. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will Seattle's minimum-wage hike have national fallout for restaurants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout#comments Eat Beat H.R./Legal Finance Operations Back of the House Alcohol Full-Service Gated Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:01:00 +0000 32511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock