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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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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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Leasing: A Great Way To Save!

Here at the Restaurant Blog, we’ve talked about a variety of ways to lease equipment for your business, as well as explaining some of the benefits to an alternative financing plan.  For small business owners and those just opening their restaurant conserving capital is often of the utmost importance.  Because the equipment needed to get […]

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Fair Market Value Leases Explained!

Here are the Restaurant Blog, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the different types of leases that are available to small business owners.  Our aim here is to provide the best information on alternative financing options for restaurants.  Because restaurants are often started with a small amount of startup capital, and the equipment […]

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