We know that restaurant, food, and franchise companies face many challenges in a crowded and highly competitive market. That’s why you need a partner on your team who understands the complexities of your industry. Our team comes stacked with experience serving the restaurant, food, and franchise industry. Our clients include restaurants, food and beverage producers and distributors, packaged food companies, wineries, franchises, licensors, and retailers.

At Squar Milner, you can rely on our restaurant specialization to help you navigate through the complex challenges unique to your industry. Whether your goal is to open more locations, increase cash flow, launch additional service lines, or make your day-to-day operations more efficient, our Restaurant Industry team is ready to provide you with critical accounting and tax solutions to meet your business goals. We are a member of the California Restaurant Association, which offers us pertinent industry expertise and informational publications.


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Kristi Oates
Restaurant Industry Leader

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Our Restaurant, Food & Franchise Services


  • Asset Impairments
  • Cash Management/Budgeting
  • Consolidation (VIE) Analysis
  • Consolidated Reporting Consultation
  • Discontinued Operations
  • Financial Statement Audit, Review & Compilation
  • Goodwill Impairment
  • Inventory Valuation
  • Interim Management Services
  • Internal Control Assistance
  • Landlord Allowances
  • Lease Accounting
  • Markdowns
  • Outsourced Accounting Services
  • Realization of Deferred Tax Assets
  • Segment Reporting
  • Software & Reporting Systems
  • Vendor Allowances
  • Workouts
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  • Accelerated Depreciation
  • Acquisition & Expansion Tax Planning
  • Cost Segregation
  • Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
  • Entity Structuring
  • Equity Compensation
  • Family Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Inventory Capitalization
  • Prepaid Expense Planning
  • Property Tax Compliance & Controversy
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • State & Local Income Tax
  • Tip Credits
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits
Let Squar Milner Take Your Audit, Consulting And Tax Needs Off Your Plate. Get In Touch With Us Today!

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