Employee Retention Credits for Restaurants

Research suggests that the restaurant industry has lost over $200 billion in revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact has been enormous both emotionally and financially. While nothing can change what’s happened, Congress did pass the CARES Act and the Employee Retention Credit program to help. Understanding these rules and ensuring restaurant owners get the maximum ERC credit is why Square Kilometer was created.

Find out if your business qualifies

Our Clients Rave About Our Work

Square Kilometer has found more than $725 million of credits for clients in the past 10 months, including over $150 million for restaurant owners, many with multiple locations.

We do the hard work by handling the eligibility, documentation and calculation of your Employee Retention Credit – we even file your claim with the IRS! We are fast, easy to work with and ensure our restaurant clients get the most credit they are eligible for.

Square Kilometer are specialists in the +150-page IRS rule book that accompanies the ERC Program. Simply put, the law is complicated and the consequences of getting it wrong – or even not getting it 100% right – are enormous. On average, our restaurant owner clients get 40% more money from the US Treasury because we deeply understand complex issues like ERC-PPP overlap, shoulder periods, and how partial suspensions in operations from local regulations open up ERC eligibility to a broader group of restaurants. In short, our clients get paid more and sleep better at night because of how good we are.

Square Kilometer Extra ordinary Results

Clients Served
Credits Claimed

Professional Service Providers

200+ clients
$60,000,000+ in tax credits


275+ clients
$82,000,000+ in tax credits


500+ clients
$150,000,000+ in tax credits

Gyms & Fitness Centers

75+ clients
$22,000,000+ in tax credits


100+ clients
$30,000,000+ in tax credits

Education & Daycare

175+ clients
$52,000,000+ in tax credits