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Understanding the nuances of the restaurant industry is essential to delivering exceptional service. In addition to providing traditional tax and assurance services, we frequently consult on private equity needs—whether your business is already backed or is seeking funds to help scale your concept.

When selecting an accounting firm, you’ll consider many factors—technical expertise, industry know-how, reputation, fees. Your ideal service team understands restaurant companies and the issues that affect you, including point-of-sale, leases, and food and beverage inventory controls. At Moss Adams we combine more than a century of accounting experience with industry expertise to deliver a powerful combination of intellectual capital, responsive service, and insight on the business, tax, and regulatory matters vital to your success.

Moss Adams has built a strong team dedicated to the restaurant industry. We know your industry inside and out, thanks to our involvement with industry leaders, associations, and industry-specific training and education. This means we’re up to date with the developments and challenges facing your business every day. It also means we’re able to jump in right away, bringing best practices to the table as well as insight and relevant operational solutions to your questions. This is a distinct advantage over generalist firms that may require time to be brought up to speed before any progress can be made.

Industry Involvement

  • UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference
  • Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Annual Restaurant Finance and Development Conference
  • Restaurant Finance Executive Summit
  • National Restaurant Association
  • California Restaurant Association
  • Washington Restaurant Association
  • Hospitality Financial and Technical Professionals

Unlike many other national firms, we don’t focus on only the largest clients. We serve both public and privately held companies, and new concepts to established restaurant businesses. Our size means we provide the comprehensive resources of a national firm—including transaction services, strategic business planning, valuation services, private equity consulting, and internal control development—while offering people-first, attentive service you’d expect from a boutique firm.


It isn’t uncommon for restaurant concepts to hold a large number of leases—each of which is impacted by an accounting standards update. We give an overview of key considerations for public companies.

Every restaurant concept has a lease, many concepts have hundreds—all of which must be reexamined leading up to the effective date of new lease accounting guidelines issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, which provides new guidelines that change the accounting for leasing arrangements.

Growth continues as foreign markets accelerate, but volatility could increase in 2017. We give an overview of Q1 and what to expect in our Insight.

Tracking key performance indicators that drive growth isn’t easy. Learn some key steps to streamline your process and unlock insight.

Learn what an information security governance program is and how to implement one to protect your business from cyberthreats.

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