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Restaurant MasterClass: CFO Panel Discussion on Restaurant Opportunities and Challenges


July 21, 2021

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT



As state economies continue to reopen and restrictions ease, many restaurants are welcoming soaring same-store sales that are outperforming comparable 2019 periods. Determined to rebuild with resilience, we have witnessed several companies expand operations through organic growth, acquisitions, and virtual brands/ghost kitchens. Challenges remain, however, as the workforce shortage is making it difficult to support increased sales and labor costs while managing third-party delivery expenses.

Join our Assurance & Business Advisory Services Director Dustin Minton and Tax & Business Advisory Services Director Kaz Unalan, as well as a prominent restaurant CFO panel including, Executive Director of Finance Jennifer Carosella with the Manna Development Group, Managing Partner & CFO Patrick Rogers with the Manna Development Group, CFO Steven Thompson with Primary Aim Wendy’s, and CFO Ben Castle with the Boca Restaurant Group to explore industry challenges and opportunities along with innovative solutions to empower the growth of your business. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Labor turnover/cost
  • Third-party delivery costs
  • Continued pandemic impact
  • Growth opportunities
  • Implementation of ASC 842 Leases
  • Cybersecurity risks

This webinar qualifies for 1.0 hour of CPE based on Ohio CPE requirements.

Please note our webinar sessions can accommodate a maximum of 500 individuals. Should you experience difficulties accessing the live broadcast, it is likely due to reaching attendee capacity. For your convenience, a recording will be made available on our webinar recording webpage following the presentation.



Dustin Minton Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services
Kaz Unalan Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services