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Lodging, Food and Beverage

Enhance operations and concentrate on customer service with a team of advisors focused on growing your business.

Move Your Business Forward and Satisfy Customers

Staying on top of operations, staffing and providing quality customer service may take precedence over your business’s financials. At Anders, we understand the intricacies of the lodging, food and beverage industries. Our team of CPAs and advisors help restaurants, hotels, real estate owners and food and beverage distributors add value to their business through tax strategies and financial advice — so you can concentrate on what you do best.

Tax Planning and Compliance

From deciding how to structure your business to taking advantage of incentives for minimizing tax burden, Anders offers the lodging, food and beverage industries specialized tax planning strategies.

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Audit and Assurance

With unique industry challenges such as inventory tracking, our audit and assurance advisors can analyze your current inventory and internal controls to identify areas to improve operations.

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We recognize that a one-size-fits-all technology strategy doesn’t work for every business. At Anders, our technology advisors can work directly with your IT team to supplement expertise and save overhead costs, or act as your entire outsourced IT department and helpdesk. We can fill in the gaps your company has in network and server monitoring and maintenance, Microsoft licensing, fractional CIO and staff augmentation, helpdesk outsourcing and other IT advisory services as needed.

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Forensic, Valuation and Litigation

Understanding the value of your business is vital when it comes time to sell or add partners. Our forensic and litigation advisors work with the lodging, food and beverage industries on valuations and various litigation, fraud and forensics situations as needed.

  • Fraud and Forensics
  • Litigation and Dispute
  • Valuation
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Value Added

From planning for buying, selling or investor changes, to advice on equipment purchases and financing, our team offers the insight and value-added services to make strategic decisions.

  • Advice on Equipment Purchases and Capitalization
  • Business Transition Planning
  • Consultation on Buying, Selling and Investor Changes
  • Expansion Advisory
  • Loan Advisory
  • Refinancing Plans

Who We Work With

Anders works with a range of leaders and professionals in the lodging, food and beverage industry, including:

  • Banquet/Special Events Center and Caterer
  • Craft Breweries and Tasting Rooms
  • Distilleries
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Franchises
  • Group of Hotel Properties and Related Management Company
  • Hotels: Boutique, Full-Service and Limited-Service
  • Kombucha Brewery
  • Midwest-area Casino
  • Multiple-Location Restaurants and Bars
  • National and Local Deli Chains
  • Restaurants: Fast Casual, Fine Dining, Full-Service
  • Wholesale Distributors
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms

Success Stories

Secured $150,000 In Missouri Small Business Grants For St. Louis Restaurants

With local pandemic restrictions taking a toll on St. Louis restaurants, our CARES Act team helped restaurant clients evaluate and secure much-needed funding. Missouri Small Business Grants were one of the funding options available for eligible food service businesses. Our CARES Act team helped three local restaurants apply and obtain $50,000 each in Missouri Small Business Grants that helped keep their staff employed and doors open.

Offered Loan Advisory to Multi-Location Restaurant to Save $240,000 in Interest

A local restaurant client had opened another location utilizing financing through an SBA loan. Our team came in and provided loan advisory services to identify the best loan and banking organization to fit the needs of their business. We were able to introduce them to a middle market bank with restaurant experience to help their seasoned business reach profitability faster. After devising a plan to pay off the variable rate SBA loan, we helped pair them with a conventional fixed loan. The restaurant saved $30,000 per year in interest over the remaining eight years of the SBA loan, offering an extra $240,000 to invest back in their business. The new banking relationship also offers intangible savings such as better cash management and security advantages.

Improved Operations, Profitability and Cash Flow of a Restaurant

By reviewing and analyzing the restaurant’s expenditures as a percent of revenue, we were able to benchmark this data to identify operation and cash flow improvements. After implementing operational enhancements and uncovering cash flow shortages, the restaurant was able to lower expenses by $50,000 during the first year and profitability has continued to improve.

Built Database for Multiple Hotels to Access Business History Data

Automated a manual process of generating business history reports for an organization that owned several hotels. Hotel controllers and executives can now pull real-time reports with a full comparison of all locations and history.

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