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60+ Restaurant Industry Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 2018

Are you caught up with the latest facts and figures in the dining world? In this blog, we:

  • Highlight stats in restaurant technology, sales, payment, and more.
  • Bring these statistics to life in a new video.
  • Reveal new findings in Toast’s newest Restaurant Industry Report.


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The 5 Real Reasons You're Losing Restaurant Staff

Employee turnover is at 73% in the restaurant industry. In this post, we will:

  • Explain how to write an all-star restaurant employee handbook.
  • Set clear expectations for new hires.
  • Connect you with a free handbook template to use yourself.


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5 Essentials for Your 2018 Restaurant Marketing Plan

How will you reach new customers this year? This blog post covers:

  • Ways to reach customers online with social media and search ads.
  • Reaching customers at events and in the mail.
  • Engaging new faces with video marketing.


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5 Restaurant Technology Trends + Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

Restaurants and their guests don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to restaurant tech. Here, we:

  • Identify the gaps between restaurants and diners when it comes to online ordering, reservations, and more.
  • Point out where these two groups share common ground.
  • Connect to additional findings in our Restaurant Technology in 2017 Industry Report.


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7 Restaurant Metrics and How to Calculate Them

Most restaurant owners are math majors. We get that. To help, we:

  • Lay out the 7 key performance metrics to know in a restaurant.
  • Present easy ways to calculate and understand these numbers.
  • Introduce you to a free restaurant metrics calculator


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By: Allie Tetreault and AJ Beltis October 19, 2018

60+ Restaurant Industry Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 2019

Restaurant Management

What makes the restaurant industry so interesting?

It’s always changing.

In recent years,  we've witnessed the birth..

13 minute read
By: Donald Burns October 17, 2018

How To Create A Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy in 5 Steps

Menu Management

Restaurant menu pricing should be straightforward, yet in reality, it's sadly not that simple. 

7 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz October 14, 2018

How Much Does a Restaurant POS System Cost?

Restaurant Technology

A restaurant POS system is like the central nervous system of your restaurant, carrying messages and important..

11 minute read
By: Barbara Castiglia October 12, 2018

What is Hospitality? 8 Restaurateurs Define Hospitality

Restaurant Management

An industry outsider could reasonably presume that hospitality professions involve working in actual hospitals..

12 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara October 11, 2018

Yes, We're Open: How To Get More Guests to Enter Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

This is the second post in our series on taking control of the restaurant customer journey. If you haven't already, 

9 minute read