Our Expertise

A full menu of services

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.

    Our Offerings

    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:

    Audit and review

    Our experts will help you keep up with the latest accounting standards.
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    Tax credits and incentives

    Our experts can help you navigate tax deductions, credits, and incentives to maximize cash flow.
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    Tax compliance and consulting

    We have the expertise and industry knowledge to help with strategic tax planning for your restaurant.
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    Exit planning and transaction services

    Our transaction consulting and due diligence experts can help you maximize the value of your deal.
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    Outsourced accounting services

    We can help streamline your finance and accounting operations, so you can grow your restaurant.
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    Cybersecurity and compliance

    We can assist with PCI DSS compliance, help protect customer data, and improve your cybersecurity.
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    Technology consulting

    Our IT experts can help you leverage and implement the right technology so you can optimize profits.
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    Property transactions and site selection

    Our Realpoint experts can help you make the right real estate decisions, no matter your objective.
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    Risk management

    We help strengthen your restaurant’s risk management approach so you can monitor fraud proactively.
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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. “Whether you need a solution for today’s questions or future insights, we’ll provide the support you need,” says Lisa Plonka, 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.