Testimonials

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Invaluable resource, would not have felt comfortable purchasing this restaurant without DSR’s guidance

Would not have felt comfortable purchasing this restaurant without DSR’s guidance. DSR has been an invaluable resource, providing solid recommendations and industry insights. Dakota has an exceptional ability to read a business, attack the challenges with appropriate resources and deliver results. She is true hospitality!

Jon Coburn - Owner, Black Hen & Blue Bar
https://www.theblackhenrestaurant.com
Great at helping her clients take their businesses to the next level

Working with Dakota for the past three years has been such a pleasure. She is spectacularly great at helping her clients take their businesses to the next level. She brings business efficiencies and processes to her clients giving them what they need to have successful and profitable restaurants.

Stephanie Wiendl – Regional Vice President, CertiPay
Trusted consulting partner

Francesco's works with DSR on everyday financial needs and reporting. We also have worked on several projects and have found them to be instrumental in helping us create strategies surrounding expansion, menu guidance, management team training and growth, and cost efficiencies.

DSR remains a trusted consulting partner to Francesco's due to our excellent experience in working with their talented team.

John Maciewicz – Owner, Francesco's
http://www.francescos-rist.com/
Timely results, increased efficiency

As a young and growing company, outsourcing our accounting needs to Dakota was a great decision. She is helpful, organized, and very focused on providing us timely results. Dakota brings a lot of experience and as a result she was able to bring concerns to us at the same time helping create systems to increase efficiency.

Jeff Palermo – Operating Partner, 4 Rivers Smokehouse
http://4rsmokehouse.com
One of the most valuable members of our team

DSR Financial has offered great insight into how we look at our business operations and financial strategy. Dakota and her team are professional, knowledgeable, organized, and consistent in approach. Their expertise has in turn given our store operators an additional resource for guidance so that we maintain a consistent approach across all of our locations.

We consider DSR to be one of the most valuable members of our team and rely on them daily to help us accomplish the goals set before us.

Tim Brown - Managing Partner, Lazy Moon Pizza
https://lazymoonpizza.com/
Improving all aspects of our business

I want to take a moment to tell you how pleased we are with the operational review of the Berkeley Plaza. DSR guided us on the SBA process, providing pro-forma's, detailed strategies for marketing and growing sales, procurement guidance, controls and risk management for our new venture. They have done a fantastic job with our current concept Suite 36.

Dakota is professional and talented with a unique skill set that is almost impossible to find. Having the benefit of her experience and expertise has truly made a difference in improving all aspects of our businesses.

Dave Casey – Principal, Berkeley Plaza
Sales are up, costs are down, and most important, my customers are happier

I have worked with Dakota on three different concepts in our development in the Village of Providence over the last 14 years and she has been the stability that this crazy business needs. The controls, accountability and her rolodex of resources to fill all liability gaps show immediate results. Sales are up, costs are down and most important, my customers are happier. DSR is a true partner and an ongoing resource – like the Restaurant Whisperer!

Todd Slyman - Owner, Brickhouse Sports Bar & Grill
http://www.brickhousesportscafe.com
Treats me and my business as their own

Dakota and the entire DSR team treat me and my business as their own. Their council and attention to detail have been invaluable.

They have a unique they provide everything from Risk Management, CFO-level reporting and support and the everyday financial operation that supports our operations team. They have a strong understanding of my business and the need for quick, concise advice and reporting. Dakota and the team are my most valued partner.

Jon Coburn – Owner, Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
http://www.bullandbones.com
Great financial partner

I have had the great pleasure to work with Dakota for over 10 years. In our business, we cherish those that listen, ask questions, analyze, and then come to a final decision – and be confident of the process to others in the organization. This allows for the relationship to grow into a true partnership.

Dakota's work ethic – I've never met anyone who worked later at night than she does – means that you can be confident that the work is done. These qualities makes her company a great financial partner for any hospitality firm needing her expertise.

Joe Mowery – Vice President, Hylant Group
Work ethic, attention to detail and strategic thinking

I have had the privilege to work with Dakota Reid for over 10 years. Dakota's work ethic, attention to detail and strategic thinking separates her from others in her field. She works with high integrity and is very strategic minded in understanding all aspects of the business.

Billy West – Partner, M.E. Wilson
http://mewilson.com
Wholeheartedly recommend dsr for tax and accounting needs

Our firm has found DSR to be an excellent source for comprehensive tax and accounting services for any small business. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with firm president Dakota Reid and can wholeheartedly recommend DSR for all of your business's tax and accounting needs.

Harry Lee Coe, IV, N525HY
Saves our clients money

The DSR team, especially Dakota, have become a trusted partner for me and my colleges here at PNC Bank. The competence, industry experience, and attention to detail offers tremendous confidence to my clients. The unique perspective and business approach, along with leveraged relationships often saves our clients' money in several aspects of their daily business. A compete business consultant. A true one of a kind.

Greg DeSalvo – Vice President of Business Banking, PNC Bank
Financial and insurance expertise

The team at DSR Financial is exceptional from response time to follow up. Their financial and insurance expertise helps us strategically plan to maximize our business expenses & benefits.

Eric Sheen – Chief Operating Officer, Restaurant Partners Procurement
http://www.rpipurchasing.com
(DSR) ensures our local brand stays efficient while bringing earnings to the bottom line

White Wolf Café is a passionate, eccentric and local restaurant for over 25 years. DSR has guided and implemented standards for operations and provided detailed financials to make real time decisions for our General Managers. Accountability and streamlined processes to ensure our local brand stays efficient while bringing earnings to the bottom line. We are thankful for our long-term relationship with DSR, professionally and personally.

Anne Marie Hennessey – Owner, White Wolf Café
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com