Our Expertise

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.

    A full menu of services

    Are you worried about the future and how to adequately prepare for the coming changes in the market? What about the changes you can’t predict? Leave your concerns with us. We’ll address today’s demands as well as forecast what’s next on the horizon. Find out how we can help with:
    How confident are you in your current audit’s accuracy or quality? Our cutting-edge technologies and experienced staff contribute to audit quality and efficiency — whether they’re performed locally or remotely — and will provide actionable insights that can transform your system.
    Exit planning and transaction services
    Are you ready for an exit or just weighing your options? Working closely with our private equity and transaction advisory specialists, we can develop a plan to ensure an efficient transaction process and give you the strongest ROI.
    IT consulting
    Are you making the most of your potential to innovate and digitize your restaurant? Our experts will help you advance your digital transformation to optimize profits and outpace your competitors. Our services will alleviate your technology concerns, from IT infrastructure to increased security of your various systems and sensitive customer data, as well as achieving PCI compliance.
    Operations improvement
    Do you have unnecessary costs in your operations? Do you know the impact of recent changes to your menu and pricing? Our team offers a full spectrum of integrated operational, financial, and strategic services to help you analyze data, reduce costs, and boost your bottom line.
    Outsourced accounting services
    Are daily accounting tasks burdening or distracting you from your business strategy? From providing daily accounting functions to CFO-level expertise, our "one-stop" accounting solutions will help you make more informed decisions and customize the support you need to continue your successful business.
    Property transactions and site selection
    Do you need help finding the perfect location or want to sell or lease your current property? Our commercial real estate professionals with Plante Moran Realpoint (PMR), formerly Plante Moran Cresa, can assist with everything, from leaseback transactions to full buildouts. Plante Moran Realpoint's experienced professionals offer the time and resources to make sure your project is planned and executed to meet your objectives.
    Risk management
    Do you have a proactive risk management plan? We’ll help you prepare for and avoid high-risk actions that impact your organization every day. Whether you need help assessing your restaurant internal controls or improving your reporting model, we can help. Our services cover everything from risk consulting to process design and implementation to help you achieve operational excellence.
    Tax laws can dramatically affect your business decisions, but how exactly? From advice on restaurant-specific matters to tax planning and incentives, our broad and comprehensive federal and state and local tax services are tailored specifically to your needs.


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    Client Experience

    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.”

    What’s it like to work with us?

    In this short video, Kevin Flattery, industry leader and partner, touches on our "one-firm firm" model and how it leads to better client service: "We’re going to bring the right individual, with the right experience, at the right time, and the right discipline to find a solution for our client." Learn what this means to our clients, how we serve them throughout their entire life cycle, and why we consistently earn their trust.

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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
    Beginning in 2014, Plante Moran differentiated themselves from other firms as a source of top-level expertise in many areas of our business including tax, audit, and franchising. Our experience with Plante Moran has been nothing but positive – they are great at listening and understanding our needs and providing the appropriate resources to go above and beyond. Not only is Plante Moran excellent at communicating with us to solve complex problems, but they also never fail to provide a personal touch that is needed in today’s industry. We have recommended Plante Moran in the past and intend to continue to in the future to all organizations with multifaceted franchising business needs.
    Moe Shrikian
    Vice President & General Counsel, Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs, Inc.