Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees will have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Exchanges (Also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces).
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
By October 1, 2013, you are required to provide all current employees with written notice about the Exchanges. You must also provide the notice to each new employee hired after Oct. 1, 2013.
The notice should be provided to all employees, regardless of employer plan enrollment or of part-time or full-time status. You are not required to provide a separate notice to dependents.
The Exchange notice must include:
Information regarding the existence of an Exchange, as well as contact information and a description of the services provided by an Exchange.
Inform the employee that the employee may be eligible for a premium tax credit if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Exchange.
Contain a statement informing the employee that, if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Exchange, the employee may lose the employer contribution (if any) to any health benefits plan offered by the employer and that all or a portion of such contribution may be excludable from income for federal income tax purposes.
If you offer a health insurance plan to your employees, start here:
If you do not offer a health insurance plan to your employees, start here:
At Goliath Consulting Group we keep an eye out for unique brands that standout and add equity to our clients. Bassetts is one of those brands. Established in 1861 Bassetts is the oldest ice cream company in the US. It’s a high-quality premium product that is in the best restaurants up and down the east coast. For more information visit the Bassetts website.
Here is a fact sheet on Bassetts products: Bassetts Flash Sheet
Direct contact: Brian Bebee | Bassetts Ice Cream Company | 1211 Chestnut Street Suite 410 | Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-864-2771 office | 215-864-2766 fax
Business and financial plans are not something that a great number of independent restaurant operators spend time or money on prior to opening their restaurants. We believe that financial plans must be completed before buying property or leasing a space for a new restaurant. Why? Because when you “run the numbers” some locations are not feasible financially. Not enough seats, high development cost and not enough capital are just some of the reasons restaurants fail after opening.
Using a financial modeling tool and doing due diligence before moving forward with a location helps insure the future success of the restaurant. Financial modeling is just one piece of the puzzle in developing a restaurant, but it’s a critical one you can’t do without.
Here is information directly from the INTERACT BUSINESS MODELS website on the INTERACT Restaurant Model tool:
The INTERACT Restaurant Model© is a financial operating tool developed expressly for restaurants.
In addition to all the capabilities of theINTERACT Model© it manages functions unique to Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Fast Casual and QSR units. It seamlessly integrates multiple units and a mix of restaurant concepts.
You can use your own chart of accounts or the uniform system of accounts for restaurants.
Its reports are designed for tracking sales, cost of sales and expenses in formats necessary for maximizing restaurant profitability.
For more information on the Restaurant Model click on the link below.
For more information on how Goliath Consulting Group can guide you through the successful opening of your next restaurant.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-585-2095 for an appointment.
Do you plan to eat out Christmas Day or picking up a few items to complete your special Christmas dinner? Here are a few options around town that offer some traditional, exotic and authentic dining fair. You don’t have to go Waffle House this year if you don’t want too!
~Grilled Steak, Rice & Eggs (Bistec a Caballo) Two Eggs over easy, Uruguayan Ribeye, Spanish Rice & Sweet Plantains
~Jalapeño Potato Pancakes FuegoMundo’s signature Latkes w/ non-dairy sour cream & side of homemade salsa. Not too spicy!
~Sweet Apricot Pastelito
Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits in Stockbridge is offering Cajun Fried Turkeys and all the traditional sides for pickup on Christmas Day.
For something a bit more exotic, make reservations for dinner at Imperial Fez Moroccan Restaurant. Take a trip to Morocco for the evening complete with belly dancing, world-class Moroccan cuisine and in an authentic dining room.
FuegoMundo has set itself apart in being a Kosher Latin American restaurant, the only one in the US. Travelers from around the country have visited the restaurant and declare that it is the best Kosher restaurant they have been to – hands down! In addition, diners eat in an elegant, well-designed dining room with an exhibition kitchen and wood-fire grill.
The recipes and cuisine are straight from South America with a focus on healthy, flavorful food. Many dishes are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. All dishes are dairy-free and Kosher.
Here is what’s going on at FuegoMundo in December:
In the FuegoMundo Newsletter get updates on Entertainment, Weekly Specials and Hanukah Latkes.
FuegoMundo is open every Holiday in December including Hanukah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Eve Celebration: Enjoy FuegoMundo’s Special 5-course dinner & live music & entertainment in a Smoke-Free world class environment, 9 PM – 1 AM. Only $129/couple.
Fuego Mundo is located just north of Atlanta, Georgia in Sandy Springs, The Prado shopping center.
5590 Roswell Road
Suite # A120
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a remarkable charity organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. Entering the holiday season, many look to the Atlanta Community Food Bank(ACFB) to provide food and other services to help those less fortunate. Corporations, restaurants and other small business in the Atlanta area find ways to contribute through fund-raising and food drives to help the ACFB carry out its mission.
Support the ACFB and partnering restaurants/businesses this holiday season. Let’s make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in North Georgia. If you don’t live in the area, support Feeding America.
Here’s an overview of the Atlanta Community Food Bank taken from their website:
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
ACFB supports a wide range of people in need, from children to the working poor. Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from the Food Bank and provide food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The Food Bank also operates several community projects to aid our agencies in community building, technical assistance and advocacy efforts.
The Food Bank has a number of projects that enhance our core work of food distribution and help build community. These include The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need, and the Product Rescue Center.
Have you ever had a catered meal that just wasn’t up to par? A carry out meal that when you got it home just wasn’t what you expected? It’s about quality at the end that counts.
This week I have been to several catered events and tastings. One was actually by a caterer, another by a local restaurant. The core ingredients were high quality. The preparation techniques were solid. The difference was a focus on delivering a quality product. In one event, there was a temporary kitchen on site to prepare items because that’s what it took to deliver a quality finished product at consumption. This brand was well represented with staff on hand to serve and describe the product as well. The quality of the product that the guests received was representative of the brand’s reputation.
In another event, the product was prepared off site and delivered to the event. In this case, the finished product quality was far lower than expected at consumption. But they used high quality ingredients. The company dropped off the product earlier in the day for a third-party to serve. The brand here was also looking to introduce their product to potential customers. They fell short.
So how do you know what the right preparation and delivery is for your products?
1. Start at the end. How and where will the product be delivered to the consumer. Are there facilities to properly hold warm or cold items? Is there an area to finish or prepare product? Do you have someone on your staff available to stay at the event until all food is gone?
2. Test the food items in the environment. How long does the product maintain its integrity?
3. Plan the menu based on your findings.
4. Have someone attend the event to make sure the product is delivered in a quality manner and your brand message is delivered.
5. Talk to guests and make sure they are satisfied.
Keep the focus on the delivering a quality product with a quality experience. It sounds easy but takes preparation and extra effort in many cases. The extra effort pays off in maintaining the integrity of the brand and gaining new customers. Make sure the quality at the end meets your expectations.