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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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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 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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Opening a Restaurant!

Every year more new restaurants fail than succeed.  If you are thinking of opening your own restaurant, then you are probably aware that there a million aspects to getting your business off the ground.  You must find distributors and vendors for food, buy equipment and furniture, and build repeat customers through advertising and promotion.  However, […]

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Buying An Icemachine

Opening a restaurant can be an overwhelming task, especially when it comes to building your kitchen.  For the first time business owner all the options and choices when it comes to equipment can be confusing.  Here at the Restaurant Blog, we are dedicated to helping you find the equipment that you need to make your […]

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Building Customer Loyalty

A struggle for any new restaurant is building a customer loyalty.  This is an incredibly important part of opening any new business.  Repeat customers and regulars are the cornerstone of any restaurants success.  Looking at the stats, even though regulars make up a small percentage of a business’ overall traffic, they spend more money, making […]

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Managing Labor Costs

Here at the Restaurant Blog we are dedicated to bring you the latest news tips and trends about the restaurant industry.  In an industry that changes so quickly, it can be difficult to stay on top of what is really going on.  Recently, we wrote an article discussing changing trends in recent hiring practices.  The […]

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