Financial Wiggle Room

Managing restaurant data is tough. Tabulate can help.  

Does My Restaurant Need a Professional Income Tax Return?

The Importance of Hiring Experts in the Food Service Industry for Your Business As you might imagine, doing taxes for your restaurant or bar and doing them for yourself are completely different operations. On your personal tax return, you provide your various income streams, factor in the taxes you’ve already paid, calculate any deductions, and …

The Importance of Setting New Year’s Resolutions for Your Restaurant

4 Sublime Suggestions to Help You Secure Sustainable Success   Research states that almost half of us set New Year’s Resolutions each year, but only 8% of those resolutions are kept. While that low success rate might be acceptable for your personal goals to lose weight or get better with your own finances (the two …

The Tabulate POS Configuration Checklist

At Tabulate, we work with all major point-of-sale systems. In fact, the entire point of our software and services removes the need for you as the customer to do any data entry when it comes to getting sales data into our platform. Our experience working with such systems on a daily basis has led us …

Set the Table for Server Success During the Holidays

3 Terrific Tips for Helping Your Staff Thrive All Season Long With any luck, you followed a few of our holiday marketing tips, and the customers are now filling up your restaurant to take advantage of your seasonal promotion. Before you get too excited about the promise of increased sales, visits from regulars, and an …

You Can Successfully Tackle Your TABC Mixed Beverage Taxes

3 Terrific Tips for Keeping the TABC Happy No matter the size of your establishment or the demographics of your regular customers, you must pay your mixed beverage taxes correctly, or you’ll be in world of trouble with the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC). If the TABC finds you in violation of those fees, …

Increase Your Sales with a Good Holiday Promotion

4 Tips to Help Your Restaurant or Bar End the Year on a High Note The holiday season can make or break your business. Much like a retail outfit, the 6-8 weeks at the end of the year can account for a substantial portion of your annual sales numbers. From businesses and families holding holiday …

Where Does the Money Go in My Restaurant?

Understanding the Cost Breakdown in Your Establishment No matter the size, shape, or format of your establishment, you must maintain a regular insight into your budget. While this seems fairly obvious, it’s absolutely that you maintain a firm grasp on where, when, and how your money flows. You must develop a nuanced understanding of your …

What are the Restaurant Accounting Numbers You Need to Know?

7 Timely Terms That Can Make or Break Your Business Not every restaurateur is an experienced accountant. This is especially true if you’re a chef or bartender trying to get your first establishment off the ground on your own terms. You’ve spent years cultivating the menu and concept of your dreams. Now, you now must …

What are the Best Practices for Restaurant Accounting?

9 Tips for Putting Your Establishment on a Firm Financial Foundation Running a successful restaurant is no simple endeavor. Obviously, you need to have a strong concept, a superb executive chef, and the right staff to execute your culinary vision so people return to your establishment. It also helps to have someone around with restaurant …