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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Solutions for today — and insights for tomorrow

Anticipating fluctuations in customers’ tastes and behaviors is challenging. So is predicting what’s next and best with technology or how the changes in tax law will impact you. How can you keep up — especially when you’re worried about food and labor costs, tighter margins, and an increasingly competitive landscape?

We’ll help you break past the logjam of competition. With a national footprint and more than 400 restaurant clients, we’re one of the few accounting firms with a dedicated restaurant practice. We take great pride in our entrenchment in the restaurant community, including industry venues such as the National Restaurant Association, the International Franchise Association, and the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference, to stay ahead of the issues, trends, and laws affecting you.

Whether you’re a growing system or a more mature brand, we offer custom insights and high-level strategies for your business. We’ll help you improve financial performance, optimize profits, and implement transformational changes.

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Restaurants Thought Leadership

  • Plante Moran makes a difference with COVID-19 relief program

    When Michigan allocated $45 million to the Michigan Hospitality Industry Relief Fund as support for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association reached out to us for assistance. Read more at MICPA.

    Dave Herrington
    Article July 12, 2021 1 min read
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  • 2021 midyear business tax planning in an era of change

    Over the past year, we’ve seen a high volume of tax changes, primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you sure your business has taken all the recent changes into account? Join our tax experts to make sure.

    Stephen Eckert Kurt Piwko Caitlin Slezak
    Webinar June 29, 2021 60 min watch
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  • Biden administration's tax proposals: Understanding the impact
    The Biden administration has announced details regarding two major legislative initiatives. The tax proposals would impact individual, corporate, and international taxes. A challenging legislative process is expected as Congress begins deliberation of these proposals. Learn more.
    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Jessica Wargo
    Article June 29, 2021 15 min read
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  • Corporate default risk eases; experts question whether ‘reckoning’ lies ahead

    Over the past year, government stimulus has saved many companies from default during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the economy recovers and government aid wanes, some companies won’t survive. Tim Weed discusses the challenges that lie ahead via S&P Global.

    Tim Weed
    Article May 7, 2021 4 min read
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Our Clients Say

Plante Moran has provided National Coney Island with audit, tax, and consulting services for nearly ten years. Their industry knowledge is unparalleled; they always come to the table with everything we need — no matter how complex that need — and they’re approachable, accessible, and we like working with them. They’re the complete package.

Dan Roma Chief Financial Officer, National Coney Island

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Midwest manufacturer uses data analytics to gain customer insights
A manufacturer with both consumer and professional customer segments, served through a direct sales model.
Chris Moshier
Case Study March 5, 2018 1 min read
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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
Case Study April 23, 2017 1 min read

Personal, seamless service

Nine out of 10 clients say we’re better than our competition. We believe that comes from our personal service. Whether you’re a single location, a franchised restaurant concept, or a private-equity-owned establishment, we build lasting relationships to foster a client-focused, collaborative culture. And our team members will stick with you into the future because, at 11.9 percent, we have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

“Whether you need a solution for today’s questions or future insights, we’ll provide the support you need,” says Mark Fleischer, consumer goods and services practice leader. “And you’ll recognize the same faces on your team year after year, which leads to meaningful relationships; we’ll not only know you and your system, but you’ll also be able to trust we always have your best interests in mind.”

How can we help your business?

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