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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.


Learn important steps you can take relative to leases and loan agreements to better navigate disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn how your business could receive an enhanced tax deduction—when you may be facing significant losses due to COVID-19—for its food donations.

Updates to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s ASC Topic 842, Leases, streamlines the adoption and application process for restaurants.

The 2017 tax reconciliation act represented the most sweeping rewrite of the federal tax code in more than three decades. These changes have created important tax planning opportunities for businesses and individuals alike. Our year-end tax planning guide can help you explore these changes and what they mean for you and your business.

Sell-side due diligence can help restaurant owners increase their company’s value and facilitate a faster time to close.

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.

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