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Pros and Cons of Capital Versus Operating Leases

In our previous two blogs entitled “Tax Deductions Greater than Lease Payments?” and “How Section 179 Benefits Restaurants that Lease Equipment,” we examined how restaurants can save money by taking advantage of tax deductions from depreciation, and how the Section 179 deduction can provide a boon for restaurants that lease commercial kitchen equipment. In this, […]

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Bringing Technology to Your Restaurant’s Kitchen

While “technology” has been the buzzword of business and industry for almost three decades now, “technology” as a component of restaurant kitchens seems to have hardly changed during this time frame. In short, there seems to be very little that distinguishes a restaurant kitchen of today from a similar restaurant of 30 years ago. The […]

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Section 179 Benefits Restaurants That Lease Equipment

In our last blog entitled “Understanding Equipment Tax Depreciation Benefits,” we explained how the U.S. tax code allows tax deductions for depreciation that can help restaurants save money. While that blog primarily examined depreciation in general under the IRS “Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System” (MACRS), this blog will take a closer look at depreciation under […]

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Equipment Tax Depreciation Benefits

Tax Deductions Greater Than Lease Payments? In our March 20 blog entitled “The Startup Restaurant Business Question,” we explained in detail how leasing restaurant equipment can be “extremely beneficial” as a business decision.  Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows for potential tax deductions that oftentimes can be greater than actual lease payments. Given […]

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The Startup Restaurant Business Question

To Lease or Not to Lease? That is The Restaurant Startup Business Question A startup restaurant business is a risky endeavor. The initial costs for equipment can be overwhelming, especially when you’re concerned about cash flow and are faced with months before you begin to see business revenue. Yet, big purchases must be made; a […]

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Restaurant Design for the Growing Business

Restaurant Design for a Growing Business Kitchen design is an important part of any restaurant. This is because a well thought-out layout for the kitchen allows for a sensible and efficient delegation of labor, while also conserving energy and meeting health code guidelines.  All this means that a well-designed kitchen will reduce labor and operating […]

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Restaurant Hiring: A Guide.

As a former restaurant employee I can tell you without a doubt, that finding the right staff for your business is one of the most difficult parts of opening an eatery. Restaurant hiring is known to be a difficult task.  Restaurants are notorious for their high turnover rates, and this is probably due to the […]

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Transform Your Eatery into an Entertainment Spectacle

In 21st century America, dining in itself has become passé. No matter how outstanding your meals are, it probably isn’t enough to serve as the centerpiece of a night out for the well-traveled diner. More and more, customers expect an experience that will entertain them and be memorable. For many dining establishments, the ideal way […]

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Don’t Rent Equipment

Many of you have got in touch with me regarding the difference between leasing-to-own and renting the equipment you need for your restaurant.  Business owners often rent because they’re just getting started and aren’t sure what kind of equipment they need, and they idea of renting seems much more attractive than owning dishwashers, ranges, and other […]

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