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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: Alessandra Kopp June 23, 2018

How to Build a Prix Fixe Menu for Your Restaurant

Menu Management

My first encounter with a prix fixe menu came on my 9th birthday.  

The idea of sitting back and entrusting a group..

10 minute read
By: Elizabeth Jacobi June 21, 2018

How to Bring Guests Back From The Dead With Customer Loyalty Analytics

Restaurant Marketing

Building relationships with your customers by engaging them with an effective customer loyalty program is critical..

9 minute read
By: AJ Beltis June 20, 2018

The Top 5 Restaurant Digital Marketing Trends of 2018 [Infographic]

Restaurant Marketing

2018 marks a big shift for restaurant advertising. Compared to 2017, fewer restaurants are actually paying for..

5 minute read
By: Elise Musumano June 19, 2018

11 Ways to Get More Out of Your Restaurant Seating Strategy

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

**Many of the examples included in this post feature  SEVENROOMS platform and capabilities. Click here to learn more..

14 minute read
By: Kim Hardy June 16, 2018

If Your Employee Scheduling Strategy Is Not Based on Sales Data, Trash It

Restaurant Management

If you are scheduling employees based on anything besides their performance and ability to generate revenue, stop..

10 minute read