CPA Food Bites

April 2017

Fast Food Slows Down

By | April 25, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

The restaurant industry has been a major part of the economy as it accounts for roughly $800B in annual sales. However, with more people opting to make dinner versus spending on trendy dining experiences, recent trends seem to be setting the industry back. December 2016 saw the industry collectively generate negative same-store sales growth, which [...]

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February 2017

Innovation in Food and Beverage is Alive and Thriving!

By | February 28, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , |

Last year I was lucky enough to attend the Food Bytes Summit in San Francisco hosted by Rabobank. Besides the great venue of a craft brewery and distillery, the energy in the room was electric. The goal of the summit is to provide a platform for innovative food startups to showcase their product and to [...]

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Flooded Farmers

By | February 16, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , |

While California is on the mend from a drought (we can only hope the rain continues to help replenish our lakes and rivers), many other parts of the country are drowning. Louisiana is recovering from what the National Weather Service is calling a “1,000-year rain” that flooded the area for three days leaving houses, industry [...]

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December 2016

From Yard to Table

By | December 8, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) They say there are those who have a green thumb, and those who do not. I fall somewhere in the middle of “those who do not.” I struggle every day just to water my plants, if only for the opportunity to watch as they grow and thrive [...]

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August 2016

Lease Accounting Standards

By | August 25, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites, Nonprofit|Tags: , |

By Matt McWhirter (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) After many years of waiting, the FASB has finally released ASC 842, bringing major changes to the world of accounting for leases.  One of the main goals of the new lease accounting standards is to bridge the gap between GAAP and IFRS accounting for leases.  While the [...]

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Going Kosher: A Closer Look into the Kosher Food Industry

By | August 19, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Elad Menna (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) Kosher food seems to be everywhere these days. Whether you are watching a Hebrew National hotdog commercial on TV or eating out at one of the many kosher restaurants in LA, you can’t help but notice the proud labeling displayed on the many kosher food options available. [...]

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June 2016

Water, Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink

By | June 22, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) Living in Southern California, I can’t help but look at the beautiful ocean and think, “No water?” Of course I know seawater is undrinkable, and yet I still ask myself, “why?” Water usage restrictions are mentioned everywhere in media and around water coolers. Most people think of [...]

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May 2016

California Craft Brewer’s Association Conference

By | May 17, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) The California Craft Brewer’s Association Conference (CCBA) is a chance for brewers and industry professionals from all over the state to attend workshops and seminars focused on the craft beer industry. This year’s conference was located at the Weston Hotel in beautiful downtown Long Beach, and I [...]

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