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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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50+ 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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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: Lizzy Fitzgerald July 20, 2018

How to Host a Restaurant Wedding Reception Guests Will Fall in Love With

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Marketing

Whether we like it or not, wedding season is well underway.

People have a love/hate relationship with weddings...

9 minute read
By: Donald Burns July 19, 2018

5 Restaurant Staff Types We All Know – And Don't Really Love

Restaurant Training & Hiring

Take a look at your restaurant. Do you notice anything?

Your restaurant is a magnet for a certain crowd, and that's..

16 minute read
By: Matt Vannini July 17, 2018

How To Measure The Effectiveness of Your Restaurant Branding Strategy

Restaurant Marketing

Once you’ve done all the legwork involved in creating and executing your branding strategy, it’s time to ask..

10 minute read
By: AJ Beltis July 16, 2018

How to Write a Restaurant Job Offer Letter [Sample & Free Template]

Restaurant Training & Hiring

When you find a great candidate for your restaurant staff, time is of the essence: you need to secure his or her..

4 minute read
By: AJ Beltis July 13, 2018

17 Restaurant Positions & Jobs You Can Hire (and Apply) For

Restaurant Training & Hiring

A restaurant is only as successful as the team running it.

Ask anyone who's worked in a restaurant, and they'll tell..

11 minute read