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INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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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RESTAURANT HIRING & TRAINING

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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RESTAURANT MARKETING

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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RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY

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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RESTAURANT METRICS

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: Jessica Reimer December 13, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About AI For Restaurants

Restaurant Technology  |  Industry News & Trends

When you hear the words artificial intelligence (AI), what comes to mind? Robots gone rogue? Machines with brains?..

7 minute read
By: Hiba Amin December 12, 2018

New Study Finds Restaurant Food Waste Amounts to $2 Billion in Lost Profits

Industry News & Trends

Food waste is a huge problem in America.

With the restaurant industry shedding $162 billion annually in food..

1 minute read
By: Cassy Lee December 11, 2018

How Hospitality and Humor Shape The Guest Experience at haley.henry & nathálie

Restaurant Training & Hiring

When I worked in restaurants, I always assumed being hospitable and giving the best service possible required that..

6 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault December 8, 2018

How to Open a Restaurant With No Money

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

It’s clear that passion is the number one reason why people open restaurants.

Many restaurants don’t succeed or even..

12 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin December 7, 2018

Are You Asking the Right Questions On Your Restaurant's Comment Cards?

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

Soliciting, collecting, and incorporating customer feedback into your restaurant's operations is the essence of..

6 minute read