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Bennett Thrasher LLP, one of the top 100, full-service public accounting and consulting firms in the country, is pleased to announce it has been named a finalist for the Industry Partner of the Year category of the 2018 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. Each year, the GRACE Awards recognize hospitality and foodservice professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields, emphasizing the GRA’s mission to celebrate and honor Georgia’s exemplary culinary scene.

Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher provides tax, accounting and advisory services for restaurant owners, operators and investors in the quick-serve, casual-dining and fine-dining segments. Led by partner Cory Bennett, the firm’s restaurant industry service practice provides guidance in navigating complex financial matters to drive profitability and growth for owners and investors.

Areas of practice include fulfilling franchise disclosure requirements, loan covenants and other contracts through financial statement audits and reviews; complying with IRS rules regarding tip reporting and gift-card revenue reporting; structuring merger and acquisitions transactions; discovering federal, state and local economic incentives and credits; and providing valuations for owners facing condemnation via eminent domain.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, August 12 at The GRACE Awards Gala, an exclusive event honoring leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry. A full list of the GRACE Awards finalists can be found here.

About Bennett Thrasher LLP

Bennett Thrasher LLP is one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms. The firm creates significant value and a unique positive experience through collaboration – with and between clients, partners, associates and the community. Founded in 1980 by Rick Bennett and Ken Thrasher, Bennett Thrasher today has a dedicated, experienced team of partners and associates who believe in creating value by working “Better Together.” For more information, please visit Bennett Thrasher’s website at

About the Georgia Restaurant Association

The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s Restaurants in Advocacy, Education and Awareness.  The GRA is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to operate Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s foodservice industry. From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.

About the GRACE Awards

The GRACE Awards is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s annual black-tie gala event honoring Georgia’s Restaurant Industry. The GRACE awards are peer-nominated and honor the top finalists in the following categories: Restaurateur of the Year (Small/Independent, Large/Corporate), Industry Partner of the Year, Diversity Leadership Award and the Distinguished Service Award. The winners are announced at the event and are presented with crystal works of art created by renowned local artist Hans-Godo Frabel.