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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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What Motivates Diners to Choose One Restaurant Over Another? [Infographic]

Toast's 3rd Annual Restaurant Industry Technology & Trend Predictions

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Restaurant Trends [Data]

Could A Seasonal Business Loan Help Your Restaurant During The Slow Season?

What Do You Need to Open a Restaurant? The Beginner's Checklist

Chronic Tacos CEO & Founder On Creating An Authentic Brand At Scale [Podcast]

These 3 Mindful Eating Practices Are The Help Your Menu's Been Craving

The Restaurant Industry Will Never Be The Same: We Reflect on 2018

2018 Christmas and Christmas Eve Restaurant Trends [Exclusive Data]

5 Ways to Use Your Restaurant Working Capital

7 Restaurant Metrics and How to Calculate Them

2019 Minimum Wage Laws: Is Your Restaurant Affected?

Why Is Creating A Restaurant Employee Holiday Schedule So Confusing?

Restaurant Gift Guide 2018: 35 Gifts For Every Restaurant Employee on Your List

30 Insanely Useful Gifts for Chefs That They Actually Want in 2018

Restaurant Business Loans: How to Procure Capital for Your Restaurant

A Very Long List of Restaurant Mission Statements to Spark Your Creativity

Everything You Need to Know About AI For Restaurants

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

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

How to Open a Restaurant With No Money

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

This Is The Only Restaurant Marketing Plan You Will Ever Need

How to Write Your Restaurant Marketing Budget in 2019

How Did Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Impact Restaurants in 2018?

Compassion, Charity, Community: Learn How Diesel Cafe Gives Back

How Does Your Restaurant Staff Score On This Hospitality Skills Checklist?

How to Calculate Inventory Turnover Ratio at Your Restaurant

Spice Up Your Feed With These Drool-Worthy Restaurant Instagram Accounts

32 Restaurant Promotions Offered on Midterm Election Day 2018

How To Handle A No Call, No Show In Your Restaurant

Seafood Allergy Safety Tips From A 40+ Year Restaurant Industry Veteran

Why Your Restaurant Needs An Integrated Guest CRM System

How To Streamline The Guest Checkout Process In Your Restaurant

7 Signs You've Spent Way Too Much Time Working in Restaurants

3 Restaurant Customer Engagement Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

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

How to Entice Your Restaurant's Target Customer

These Common Restaurant Website Mistakes Could Be Costing You BIG

Four Walls Restaurant Marketing: 7 Ways to Engage Guests

The Guide To Annual Forecasting For Restaurants

What is The Gig Economy And How Can Its Success Help Restaurants?

How to Open a Bar: Your Complete 10-Step Checklist

60+ Restaurant Industry Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 2019

How To Create A Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy in 5 Steps

How Much Does a Restaurant POS System Cost?

What is Hospitality? 8 Restaurateurs Define Hospitality

How to Respond to Negative Reviews of Your Restaurant

Why Banning Plastic Straws Alienates Diners With Special Needs

Don't Knock A Classic: Tap Into The Hidden Power of Your Well Drinks List

How To Hire Quality Restaurant Staff Candidates Without The Headache

Save Money With A Thorough Restaurant Customer Engagement Strategy

Impress Every Guest With A Well-Oiled Restaurant Front of House

11 Restaurant Manager Interview Questions to Ask

Catering Menu Ideas: How to Build a Catering Menu for Your Restaurant

Restaurant Competition: How to Make Your Restaurant Stand Out

Restaurant Core Values: Why You Need Them And How To Pick Them

The Facts, Myths, Pros, and Cons of Owning a Restaurant

How to Manage Multiple Restaurant Locations in the 21st Century

How to Handle Rude Customers in Your Restaurant

3 Restaurant Trends Redefining Customer Experience (CX) As We Know It

5 Trends from New York City Restaurants Impacting the Nation

The Decline of Home Cooking: Why More People Are Choosing to Eat Out

How to Navigate the Restaurant Job Search Process

7 Examples of Stellar Restaurant Customer Service

How Much Does It Cost to Open A Bar?

Let's 86 No Call No Shows By Challenging the Restaurant Status Quo

How to Calculate Restaurant Debt-to-Equity Ratio [Free Calculator]

How to Build Out the Perfect Restaurant Recipe Cards [Free Templates]

7 Bar Promotion Ideas That Work

How to Turn Your Menu Into a Marketing Tool

8 Innovative Ways to Use Your Restaurant Analytics Platform

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? [Calculator]

How To Price a Menu for Restaurant Events

21 Essential Bartender Training Ideas and Resources

The Best Restaurant Shoes (and Worst Ones) to Wear at Work

Put The Angel Shot On Your Menu, It Could Save A Life

With Toast Go™ Servers Take 2000 Less Steps and 46 Min Off Their Table Turn Time

How to Get Organized in the Restaurant World

Don't Settle For Good Service, It Will Kill Your Restaurant

How to Justify the Cost of Kiosks for Restaurants

How to Write Your Restaurant Employee Handbook

A Toast to Our 5 Year Anniversary With Barismo: Toast's First Customer

How Mindfulness Training Helps You Become A Better Restaurant Leader

Is Your Restaurant Ready for Gen Z?

Food Inventory 101: Tips, Terms, and How to Do Restaurant Inventory

Everything Your Restaurant Needs to Know About The Hepatitis A Outbreak

5 Ways Restaurant Computer Systems Are Changing in 2019 and Beyond

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

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

How To Measure The Effectiveness of Your Restaurant Branding Strategy

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

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

How To Start An Effective Employee Incentive Program In Your Restaurant

Toast Just Raised $115 Million in Series D Funding – Here's What to Expect

38 Catchy Restaurant Slogans (+3 Tips on How to Write a Slogan)

7 Ways a Restaurant Architect Can Help Make Your Dream a Reality

How to Improve Your Restaurant's Table Turnover Rate

The Restaurant Management Software Ecosystem in 2019

5 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Might Be Understaffed This Summer

20 Customer Appreciation Ideas For Your Restaurant in 2018

It's Rooftop Season: 11 Practical Tips For Restaurants With Rooftop Seating

4 Reasons to Celebrate the Idea of Robots in Restaurants

How to Stay Above Water During The Restaurant Industry Labor Shortage

How to Build a Prix Fixe Menu for Your Restaurant

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

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

11 Ways to Get More Out of Your Restaurant Seating Strategy

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

The Top 10 Restaurant Trends Spotted in 2018 So Far

Fight for $15: Massachusetts Restaurant Workers Rally as Voting Deadline Draws Near

The 10 Commandments of Restaurant Success [Infographic + New Data]

10 Restaurant Interview Questions You Should Ask

5 Types of Restaurant Kitchens (and How to Optimize Them)

Healthy Is Trendy: Why The FDA Menu Labeling Rollout Is Good For Business

7 Productivity Hacks For Restaurateurs To Work Smarter, Not Harder

How to Read a Restaurant Profit and Loss Statement (Free Income Statement Template)

22 Ways to Delight Your Restaurant Guests in 2019

How to Split the Check in the Digital Age: 5 Tips from Real Servers

The Evolution of The Modern POS System [Infographic]

7 Expert Tips for Running a Restaurant

3 Signs You Need To Change Management In Your Restaurant

How to Reduce Wait Times in Restaurants With Line Busting

How To Run The Most Effective Restaurant Pre-Shift Meetings

3 Tips on How To Increase Your Bar Profit Margin

3 Restaurants Using Kitchen Technology in Unbelievably Innovative Ways

12 Father's Day Promotion Ideas for Restaurants

How to Make the Most of the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show

The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Child-Free Restaurant

3 Ways Restaurant Kitchens Can Save Money Through Technology

Patio Season is Here: How to Enhance Your Outdoor Dining Space This Summer

Why We Built Toast Go™: The Future of the POS is in Your Hands

How to Transform Your Restaurant Staff Into Brand Advocates

5 Seafood Trends Swimming into Summer 2018

40 Kitchen Slang Phrases to Know in Your Restaurant

The Do's and Don'ts of Restaurant Employee Exit Interviews

How to Calculate Your Restaurant Customer Lifetime Value

The 20 Best Excuses to Call Out of Work [Couldn't Make These Up If I Tried]

8 Bar Game Ideas to Bring to Your Bar or Pub Next Weekend

Food for Thought 2018: Redefining Hospitality, Technology, and Labor in 2018

How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Restaurant

The 10 Most Influential Restaurant Groups and Enterprises in 2018

What is a Chargeback? How to Avoid Chargebacks in Your Restaurant

How To Calculate Restaurant Overhead Rate

Mother's Day Restaurant Ideas: 16 Creative Promotions

7 Time Management Skills for Restaurant Operators That Actually Work

3 Ways Restaurants Are Commemorating Equal Pay Day This Year

5 Things to Include in Your Restaurant's Employment Agreements

4 Ways to Win Restaurant Customers Back from Meal Kit Delivery Services

5 Ways Restaurant Lighting Can Transform Your Guest Experience 

The A-Z List of 26 Restaurant Managements Apps for Productivity

How to Calculate Prime Cost [Restaurant Prime Cost Formula]

The Pros And Cons of Working in A Family-Owned Restaurant

How to Become a Restaurant Manager

How to Be More Productive at Your Restaurant Job

3 Perks of Integrated Credit Card Processing for Restaurants 

How to Become a Bartender: 13 Tips, Steps, and Skills You Need

5 Benefits of a Restaurant LLC Operating Agreement

Six Restaurant CEOs Who Embody Restaurant Success 

Restaurant Customer Acquisition Cost: How to Calculate (and Lower) It

How To Keep Your Restaurant Job From Destroying Your Life

5 Restaurant Community Involvement Ideas to Help You Give Back

7 Systems That Help You Stick to Restaurant Best Practices

Everything a Restaurant Should Know About Sous Vide Cooking

Styrofoam Bans in America: Here's What Your Restaurant Needs To Know

The Restaurant Action Plan You Need for A Stellar 2018

Free Up Time: 7 Ways Tech Clears a Restaurant Manager's Day

6 Restaurant Discounts to Start Offering This Month

"I Opened Because..." 10 Quotes About Starting a Restaurant

3 Streamlining Processes to Cure Your Restaurant Back Office Headaches

The Ultimate Guide To Restaurant Employee Benefits

Let's 86 The 73% Annual Restaurant Staff Turnover Rate

4 Things Only Restaurateurs Know About Running a Restaurant

Food Prices Rising in 2018: How Your Restaurant Can Stay Ahead

5 Ways Restaurant Staff Can De-stress At Work

Should You Invest in Building A Restaurant Mobile Application?

Restaurant Video Marketing: 5 Ideas to Get You Started

5 Nightclub & Bar Trends for Nightlife Professionals in 2018 [Podcast]

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Training Manual [Template]

Restaurant Website Management: Everything You Need To Know

How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage [Free Calculator]

6 Benefits of Restaurant Kitchen Order Systems

8 Ways to Piss Off Your Restaurant Staff

Toast Kickoff 2018: Restaurant Team Bonding & Guest Delight Tips

From Passion to Profit: A Multifaceted Approach to Marketing a Restaurant

What is Sub-Branding and How Can It Benefit Your Restaurant?

15 Types of Chefs & Cooks All Restaurateurs Should Know About

6 Sure Signs It's Time to Rebrand Your Restaurant

The Right Restaurant Employee Referral Program Will Hire For You

Prep Cook Duties: Real Restaurants Share Their Prep Cook Responsiblities

Your Restaurant's Super Bowl Survival Guide: 16 Super Bowl Promotion Ideas

What is a Corkage Fee? The ABCs of BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine)

Everything You Need to Know About Restaurant EMV

Why It's Time for Restaurants to Embrace Fermented Foods

How To Achieve Work-Life Balance While Working in a Restaurant

5 Ways to Take Your Restaurant Instagram Posts to the Next Level 

10 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2018

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Restaurant Paycheck Go Further

How to Set Short and Long Term Goals for Your Restaurant

Smorgasburg LA is the Sunday Activity Your Weekend's Been Dreaming Of

Predictive Scheduling: How To Adjust To Local Labor Law Changes

7 Restaurant Valentine's Day Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Toast Restaurants in 2017 - A Year in Review

10 Common Restaurant Health Code Violations & How to Avoid Them

Listen To Adam Silsby Talk Restaurant Pranks and Beer in Fine Dining [Podcast]

The Top 12 Restaurant Food and Tech Predictions for 2018

The 12 Best Restaurant Trade Shows & Food Shows to Attend in 2018

The Restaurant Employee Bill of Rights [Free Download]

How To Calculate Liquor Cost in Your Bar or Restaurant

The 10 Best Restaurant Ads of All Time

11 Things You Should Know About Leasing Restaurant Space

Shift Happens: 3 Ways to Overcome Top Shift Scheduling Challenges

National Food Holidays in 2018: Marketing Calendar for Restaurants

The Top 10 Toast Blog Posts in 2017 (+ Our BIG Plans for 2018!)

8 Awesome Restaurant Bathroom Designs You Should Totally Copy

Restaurant Order Taking Apps: 5 Ways to Improve Your Operations

6 Ways to Boost Employee Morale Within Your Restaurant

8 Things to Avoid When Managing a Restaurant in 2018

A Year In Food: Favorite Restaurant Dishes from 2017

The 50 Best Restaurant Experts and Chefs to Follow in 2018

How to Use Kitchen Reports to Run an Efficient Restaurant Kitchen

4 Cool Bartender Competitions Your Bar Staff Should Enter

What is a Soft Opening for Restaurants & Why Should You Have One?

4 Distinct Restaurant Themes (And What Customers Think of Them)

Tip Pooling: What It Is & Why Restaurant Workers Are Not Happy

How to Write Amazing Menu Descriptions: 4 Quick Fixes

Why Restaurants Are Dumping Third-Party Food Delivery Services

10 Easy-to-Implement Restaurant Kitchen Safety Tips

Restaurant Cost of Good Sold Calculator: How to Calculate COGS

Restaurant Advertising: 10 Creative Ideas for Your Restaurant Ads

6 Things to Stop Saying to Your Restaurant Staff

11 Clever Restaurant Hacks that Save You Money

The 10 Most Valuable Restaurant POS Features for 2018

How Does Weather Impact Restaurants? Examples, Data, and More

4 Ways to Increase Your Restaurant Lunch Sales

3 Tips for Better Restaurant Employee Communication

Thanksgiving Eve: How Do Restaurants and Bars Prepare?

How to Calculate (and Control) Restaurant Food Cost Variance

3 Reasons You Need to Quit the Restaurant Business

Do Restaurants Have to Pay Processing Fees on Sales Tax?

Rise Up: How to be Successful in the Pizza Industry [Podcast]

The 7 Habits of Successful Restaurant Chefs

What is Preauthorization for Bars and Restaurants?

What is a Barback? 27 Barback Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing to Millennials Made Simple: The Restaurant Edition

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost to Start?

3 Clever Coffee Shop Interior Design Examples and Ideas

What to Do If Your Restaurant Sucks

5 Restaurant Technology Trends in 2017 + Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

How (and Why) to Conduct an Accurate Restaurant Sales Forecast

How to Create Kitchen Opening and Closing Checklists [Download]

How the Soda Tax Could Affect Your Restaurant

Twitter for Restaurants: How to Stand Out in 280 Characters or Less

The 6 Best Cooking Shows For a Restaurant Chef to Enter

Austin Restaurant Employees Speak Out: Trouble in Texas

How to Set Up a Par Inventory Sheet

Kitchen Prep 101: How To Create A Daily Kitchen Prep System

All the Ways Restaurant Technology Has Evolved in 2017

How to Onboard a New Restaurant Employee [3 Essential Steps]

A Guide to Marketing Your Restaurant to Baby Boomers

The POS Equipment Buyer’s Guide for 6 Specific Restaurant Types

An Interview With Ming Tsai on Restaurant Success [Podcast]

8 Different Ways to Procure Restaurant Financing & Loans

How to Sell More Gift Cards in Your Restaurant This Year

Music in Restaurants: What Music Selection Should You Go With?

Soft Skills Training: 4 Soft Skills Required to Work in a Restaurant

Everything Restaurants Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

We Need to Talk About Restaurant Managers Quitting

Restaurant Specials Ideas: Discounts and Promotions You Can Offer

5 Ways to Unlock the Hidden Power of the Restaurant Receipt

4 Restaurant Kitchen Organization Tools You Need ASAP

How Will Legal Weed & Recreational Marijuana Impact Restaurants?

Will the Real Restaurant Leader Please Stand Up?

How These Restaurants Stepped Up in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

5 Takeaways From FSTEC 2017 For Modern Restaurant Owners

A Guide to WOTC in Restaurants and How it Can Save You Thousands

The History of McDonald's: A Pioneer in Food, Tech, and Franchises

Why Some Restaurants are Offering All-Day Dining (& Why You Should Too)

Google Analytics for Restaurants: 5 Tips to Get You Started

Restaurant Kitchen Designs: How to Set Up a Commercial Kitchen

5 Restaurant Management Tips We Learned From Deena Marlette [Podcast]

Fast Food Industry Trends: What's Next for Fast Food in 2018?

What Restaurateurs Can Learn From Nashville Chefs

Can Casual Dining Chains Be Brought Back From the Dead?

3 Hard Truths Restaurant Managers Need to Hear Today

Server Side Work Checklist: Why You Need One & How to Use It

The Magic of Credit Card-Linked Restaurant Loyalty Programs

What is a Line Cook (And What Makes a Great One)

15 Licenses and Permits Needed to Open a Restaurant

Why Employees Love Open-Book Management in Restaurants

The Next Steps: Opening a Second (or 100th) Restaurant Location

Calculate Your Restaurant Turnover Rate [Free Calculator & Guide]

Should Bartenders Drink on the Job? 4 Reasons Why the Answer's No

Restaurant Scheduling Advice: Making the Most of Your Staff

A Guide to Menu Costing: The Real Food Cost Killers

Restaurant Table Designs: Which is Best for Your Restaurant?

POS Systems for Bars and Nightclubs: 10 Must-Have Features

4 Easy Ways to Find Great Candidates For Your Restaurant Jobs

What is Bottle Service? Difference Between Bottle Service and Table Service

Server Duties: 20 Waiter and Waitress Duties and Responsibilities

Online Restaurant Marketing Ideas: From Beginner to Expert

Nashville Speaks Out: What Restaurant Employees Really Have to Say

These 3 Restaurants Have the Greatest Staff, Decor, and Use of Tech

Inventory Costing Methods for Restaurants: FIFO vs. LIFO vs. WAC

7 Creative Ways to Use a Restaurant Manager's Daily Log Book

What is a POS Purchase? Answering All Of Your POS Questions

24 Restaurant Struggles and Joys Explained With Michael Scott GIFs

3 Business-Saving Tips For Restaurant Owners

5 Ways to Show Your Restaurant Staff You Appreciate Them

What All Restaurants Can Learn From the Popularity of Tapas

4 Refreshing Beer Trends for Brewery, Bar, and Restaurant Owners

Tech Transition: 3 POS Adoption Hurdles & How to Leap Over Them

City Spotlight: Why New Orleans' Restaurant Community Is So Unique

5 Ways to Craft a Unique Restaurant Experience

How to Write a Restaurant Manager Resume [Free 2018 Template]

How to Prepare a Restaurant SWOT Analysis

This One Tool Actually Helps You Balance Your Restaurant Budget

7 Restaurant Grand Opening Ideas That Actually Work

The 12 Worst Mistakes When Marketing for Restaurants

How to Accommodate Paleo, Keto, and Other Diets in Restaurants

The One Thing Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, and FoMu Have in Common

The 6 Things I Miss Most About Working in a Restaurant

These 7 Restaurants Are Giving Back in the Most Unbelievable Ways

Chill Out: 8 Ice Cream Facts For Restaurant Owners

27 Creative & Cool Restaurant Names

5 Chef Tips We Learned From Chris Hill on The Garnish Podcast

The 5 Real Reasons Your Restaurant Traffic is Dipping

5 Restaurant Finance Tips You Should Really Be Familiar With

How to Benefit From the Restaurant Farm-to-Table Movement

This is How You Actually Break Bad Habits in Your Restaurant

Don't Get Wasted! The 7 Deadly Sins of Beer Pouring in Bars

5 Examples of Killer Bar Menu Design Ideas

13 Reasons Why a Restaurant POS Terminal is Worth the Investment

The Secret to Avoiding the Restaurant Summer Slowdown Season

9 Restaurant Floor Plan Examples & Ideas for Your Restaurant Layout

7 Companies That Are Canning Restaurant Food Waste

What is Time and a Half, and When Does it Apply in Restaurants?

How to Value a Restaurant Business

5 Lessons Everyone Who Has Worked in a Restaurant For a Year Has Learned

Drink Menu Hacks: 5 Drink Menu Design Tips for Bars & Restaurants

Here's How These 7 People Got Their First Job in a Restaurant

The 9 Most Important Features You Need From a POS Cash Register

3 Reasons Why You Must Update Your Restaurant Menu

7 Proven Tactics for Driving Your Restaurant Online Order Sales

5 Restaurant Cleaning Tips You Can't Ignore Anymore

Are Restaurant Cash Drawers Becoming Obsolete?

The Pros and Cons of Restaurant Pay-at-the-Table Technology

28 Chef Quotes to Fuel Your Culinary Fire

Why Restaurant Yelp Reviews are Garbage

How Much Should Restaurants Pay Employees?

Yes, You Really Do Need Restaurant Standard Operating Procedures

Here's Why The Number of Restaurants in San Francisco is Shrinking

Make Your Restaurant a Summer Restaurant With These 9 Event Ideas

Restaurant Week Ideas: Love It or Hate It, You 100% Need It

Have Restaurant Cultures Become A Monster Out of Control?

What All Restaurants Should Learn from Dig Inn’s Success in Boston

8 Hilariously Bad Restaurant Reviews to Read (and Learn From)

The True Value of Handheld POS Systems in Restaurants

How to Close the Restaurant Payroll Gap Caused By Buddy Punching

7 Wild 'N Crazy Restaurant Food Challenges

How a Kitchen Display System DOUBLED Sales for These Restaurants

Food Cost Formula: How to Calculate Food Cost Percentage

10 Things I Hate About Working at a Restaurant

10 Facts and Statistics About The Fast Food Industry

5 American Dining Trends Spreading Across Europe (and the World!)

The 6 Biggest Flaws in Your Restaurant Marketing Plan

4 Restaurant Budget Tips to Save You From Restaurant Failure

10 Famous New Orleans Chefs Changing the Restaurant Industry

5 Big Changes the Restaurant Industry Has Seen in the Last 40 Years

How to Get a Michelin Star

The 5 Worst Habits of a Bad Restaurant Manager

The Best Restaurant Review Sites to Get Listed On

5 Reasons Your Staff Hates Online Delivery Orders (& How to Fix It)

How to Find The Best Restaurant Consultant

Top 5 Austin Food Bloggers Your Restaurant Should Follow

Get Schooled: Is Culinary School Worth It?

How to Build a First-Class Restaurant Communication Plan

Menu Analysis: 5 Reasons to Actually Analyze Your Restaurant Menu

Here's Everything Missing From Your Restaurant Closing Checklist

The 14 Coolest Restaurant Logos

The Future of Restaurant Payment Technology

Be Legendary! How to Use Apple Maps for Your Restaurant

450 Restaurants Reveal Their Plan For Restaurant Success in 2017

10 Examples of Awesome Restaurant Social Media Marketing

3 Lessons Restaurants Can Learn From the Decline of Chipotle

5 Coffee Trends to Keep the Buzz Going

55 Little-Known Fun Facts About the Restaurant Industry

4 Methods For Preventing Dine and Dash in Your Restaurant

7 Effective Restaurant Contest Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Are Digital Menu Boards Right For Your Restaurant? Let's Discuss.

How to Get Your Restaurant Reviewed by Bloggers & Critics

An Interview with Restaurant Data King Damian Mogavero

What is a Z Report? Your Restaurant End-of-Day Cheat Sheet

What Do Restaurant Employees Really Think of Restaurant Owners?

20 Restaurant TV Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

Could Instagram Be the Next Reservation System for Restaurants?

75 Unique Restaurant Ideas to Create an Unforgettable Concept

2018 Pizza Trends: Square Pizza, Fast Casual, Thin Crust & More

20 Examples of Jaw-Dropping Bar Designs and Setups

Restaurant Tax Guide: Last-Minute Restaurant Tax Tips & Advice

Your Guide to Owning and Buying a Restaurant Franchise

Restaurant Menu Layout Ideas: 3 Great Examples from Real Menus

What Does Omnichannel Mean to Me as a Restaurateur?

3 Ways Restaurants Can Bridge the Front- and Back-of-House Wage Gap

The 5 Real Reasons Your Restaurant is Losing Money

10 Relatable Restaurant Memes That Scream "This Is My Life"

10 Tips to Make More Money as a Restaurant Server

5 Ways Restaurants Can Effectively Market to College Students

5 Awesome Benefits of a Restaurant Employee Management System

5 Restaurant Teamwork Myths Busted

Why (and How) Restaurants Are Upgrading Their Technology

Where Do You Stand on These 13 Regional Food Names?

The 7 Best Restaurant Magazines to Subscribe to (Or Just Peruse)

3 Action Items to Help You Survive the Restaurant Recession

A Guide to Restaurant Colors and Why They're Essential to Design

12 Social Media Tools for the Tech-Savvy Restaurateur

How to Retain Employees in a Restaurant: 4 Proven Tips

The 8 Most Important Types of Technology Used in a Restaurant

Using Customer Feedback to Improve Front of House Operations

What is the Average Restaurant Profit Margin?

4 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Hiring a Restaurant Chef

7 Tasty Food Photography Tips & Tricks for Restaurants

What Fast Food Kiosks Mean for the Future of the Fast Food Industry

3 Suggestive Selling Techniques in Restaurants

A Brief History Lesson on the James Beard Awards for Restaurants

How to Beef Up Your Restaurant Resume: 4 Ways to an Interview

Amazon Go Technology Could Make It Legal (and Profitable) to "Dine & Dash"

Restaurant Vending Machines: Passing Craze or Here to Stay?

4 Tips for Taking Your Restaurant Social Media Game Higher

15 Tips for Getting Your Restaurant Started With Facebook Ads

Here's What Restaurants Need to Know About the Immigration Debate

Restaurant Server Training Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices

3 Ways to Improve Efficiency in Your Restaurant Dining Room

Restaurant Data: The Role of Big Data in the Hospitality Industry

How to Start a Coffee Shop: Your Checklist and Resource Guide

Your Beginner's Guide to Technical Restaurant SEO

The Split Shift: Your Restaurant's Secret Weapon for Scheduling

9 Successful Family-Owned Restaurant Brands That Became Food Empires

Why Your Restaurant Handbook is a Complete Dud

10 Restaurant Promotion Ideas You Wish You Had Thought Of Earlier

How Wendy's Twitter Gained 300,000+ Followers By Roasting Users

7 Food Delivery Trends That Scream "Start Delivering!"

How to Make a Restaurant Menu From Scratch: 10 Steps

What is PCI Compliance? Making Sure Your Restaurant is Compliant

How to Build a Food Truck: 6 Proven Food Truck Design Tips

The 35 Best Chefs & Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2017

What We Learned from Restaurants Using Toast POS in 2016

The 5 Factors That Cause Problems for Every Restaurant Team

The Top 7 Restaurant Tech Predictions for 2017

8 Ways Your Staff is Stealing From Your Restaurant Right Now

Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Restaurants Get People Talking

7 Hacks for Beautiful Food Presentation in Your Restaurant

The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Accounting

5 Restaurant Expenses to Understand When Opening a Restaurant

Foodie Culture in 2017: What Restaurants Should Expect

New Year, New Challenges: 4 Changes Impacting Restaurants in 2017

5 Ways to Thank Your Staff for Working New Year's Eve (or Day)

The 10 Best Toast Posts of 2016 (+ Our Big Plans for 2017!)

Restaurant Expansion Strategy: Guide for How to Expand 

4 Restaurant Tech Features Guests Want in 2017

2 Restaurant Systems That Will Make Your Employees Love You

3 Strategies for Restaurant Guest Feedback That Actually Work

How to Build Successful Restaurant Apps for Your Customers

Why a Retail POS System for Restaurants is a No Good, Very Bad Idea

What is a Pop-Up Restaurant? 20+ Tips, Strategies, and Examples

Christmas in Restaurants: Running Joyful Restaurant Promotions

4 Restaurants That Are Rockin' Employee Retention

Food Trends in 2017 Your Restaurant Needs to Watch

5 Ways to Stop Theft With Smarter Restaurant Cash Management

3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Plan Isn't Working

The 6 Best Methods for Restaurant Revenue Management

How to Come Up With New Restaurant Menu Ideas

How to Communicate Effectively in Your Restaurant: 7 Suggestions

What Keeps Restaurant Owners Up at Night?

Restaurant Lingo: A Guide to Restaurant Slang, Terms

The Glossary of Restaurant Inventory Management Terms to Know

Meatless Monday Ideas for Restaurants: 5 Reasons Why It's a Cash Cow

The Ultimate Checklist for Following the Restaurant Health Code

5 Waiter and Waitress Laws Every Restaurateur Should Understand

Culinary Crisis: The Reason for the Restaurant Chef Shortage

3 CyberSecurity Tips for Restaurants: Keeping Your Data Secure

Break Even Analysis: How to Calculate Break Even Point for a Restaurant

Food Truck Marketing 101: A Recipe for Success [Infographic]

These Are The Top 10 Best Food Cities in America in 2016

The 10 Essential Restaurant Kitchen Equipment List

Trashing Your Restaurant Menu? The Dawn of Ugly Fruit & Trash Fish

8 Key Details to Remember in Restaurant Management [Infographic]

Inventory Nightmares: 7 Real-Life Restaurant Horror Stories

How to Use Restaurant Review Sites to Make Your Menu Stand Out

Bar Inventory Basics: How to Do Liquor Inventory

9 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Shaping the Food and Beverage Industry

2017 Beverage Industry Trends With Beer Prodigy Neil Quigley

Halloween for Restaurants: 5 Scarily Simple Marketing Ideas

Inventory Insights: Why a Restaurant Inventory Sheet Isn't Enough

Restaurant Planning: How to Develop Strategic, Data-Driven Goals

5 Ways To Breed Customer Loyalty With Restaurant Loyalty Programs

3 Ways to Market to Diners Who Use Restaurant Delivery Apps

Improving Restaurant Brands: 3 Lessons from Wolfgang Puck

How to Get a Liquor License (+ 2 Other Bar Licenses You'll Need)

Restaurant Marketing Secrets: The Shakes that Broke Instagram

3 Reasons Your Restaurant Employee Schedule is Costing You Money

Toast Top 5: Restaurant Industry News Wrap-Up for September 2016

8 Tips for Self-Care in the Hustle & Bustle of the Restaurant Industry

Addressing Your Restaurant's Wage and Hour Claims

Restaurant Seasonality: How to Plan for Year-Round Success

Restaurant Service Standards: 4 Ways to Get the Best From Your Staff

What Is Mobile Payment? (And Why Your Restaurant Should Care)

Game On: Using Restaurant Employee Gamification to Retain Staff

The 4 Most Important Hospitality Skills You Will Need By 2020

The State of the Full Service Restaurant Industry [Infographic]

The 5-Step Process of Hosting A Restaurant Party

5 Tips for Executing the Perfect Restaurant Social Media Strategy

The Importance of Restaurant Food Safety: 3 Alarming Case Studies

4 Restaurant Technologies Millennials Want in Your Restaurant

7 Outstanding Resources for Better Restaurant Management Training

The Top 10 Restaurant Management Blogs for Restaurateurs

Hire the Best: Creating Value-Driven Restaurant Job Descriptions

5 Food and Beverage Industry Trends Every Restaurant Should Know

The 12-Step Solution to Your Restaurant Sales Slump

The Pros and Cons of Cashless Restaurants and a Cashless Society

The Giant List of 101 Culinary Terms All Chefs Should Know

Level Up: 6 Tips and Tools to Increase Restaurant Manager Duties

The Server Tip Credit Debate: Should Your Restaurant Keep Tipping?

Toast Top 5: A Restaurant Industry News Wrap-Up for August 2016

Mobile Marketing for Restaurants: Reach Customers on the Go

How Online Ordering Can Increase Check Size by 23%

Restaurant Technology Trends: 3 Ways CRM is Impacting Hospitality

9 Advantages of Online Food Ordering for Restaurants

The Tipping Point: What Happens at a No Tipping Restaurant?

Instagram Stories for Restaurants: What We Know So Far

Planning a Restaurant Renovation: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

The Pros and Cons of New Restaurant Minimum Wage Rules

10 Ways to Promote Bar and Restaurant Events

10 Restaurant Management Books All Restaurateurs Should Read

Restaurant Inspections: How to Pass with Flying Colors

How to Protect Your Restaurant From Credit Card Hacks

Restaurant Staffing and Marketing: An Interview with Lidia Bastianich

The Millennial Restaurant Manager: 5 Secrets You Need to Know

A Taste of the World: The Global Importance of Food and Dining

How to Launch Perfect Food & Wine Pairings at Your Restaurant

This is The Real Enemy Within Your Restaurant Business

Toast Top 5: What's Trending in the Restaurant Industry?

Snapchat for Restaurants: How to Start Reaching More Customers

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon Go Helps Restaurants “Catch” Guests

3 Reasons Why the Old Restaurant Cash Register is Dead

14 Restaurant Movies All Chefs and Restaurateurs Will Love

And We're Live! How to Host Events in a Restaurant or Bar

Free Giveaway! A Peek into Chef Life: Chris Hill's "Making the Cut"

How Kiosks Are Empowering Restaurant Guests for the First Time

The Cost of Restaurant Staff: What Can You Charge Them For?

Restaurant Risks: 5 Safety Concerns You Need to Address

Taking the Next Steps: How to Franchise a Restaurant

10 Essential Traits of Effective Restaurateurs

How to Use Big Data to Build a Restaurant Marketing Strategy

New Overtime Rules: How the Change Will Impact Your Restaurant

Local vs. Large Food Suppliers: What’s Best for Your Restaurant?

Restaurant Advice: How to Overcome the Addiction to Average

Closing the Loop: 4 Food Waste Solutions for Restaurants

3 Smart Ways to Lower Restaurant Labor Costs This Year

It Pays to Give: Restaurant Gift Cards in 2016 [Infographic]

A New Ground: Cafe Management Today

How to Build a Successful Restaurant Newsletter

How to Use Mobile Geolocation Ads to Drive Foot Traffic to Your Restaurant

How to Improve Your Gift Card Program: 2016 Restaurant Gift Card Study

5 Perks of Being a Pet-Friendly Restaurant

How to Read POS System Reviews: 7 Details to Consider

Bar Management: 10 Ways to Be a Smart and Successful Bar Manager

Restaurant Failure Rate: What It Is and How to Avoid It

How to Manage Your Restaurant Yelp for Business Page

How to Choose The Best Pizza POS Software to Increase Sales

How to Improve Restaurant Operations

Dressed for Success: The 5 Ingredients to Great Restaurant Uniforms

10 Steps to Restaurant Recruiting Success [Infographic]

Why and How to Surround Yourself with Restaurant Mentors

Restaurant Branding Ideas: How to Build Your Restaurant Brand

6 Ways You Can Use Periscope to Market Your Restaurant

The 3 Types of Restaurant Credit Card Processing

How to Save Your Independent Pizzeria From Failure [Infographic]

5 Restaurant Interior Design Ideas You Can Implement On a Budget

Food Truck Business 101: Metzy's Taqueria on How to Run a Food Truck

Is it Legal to Tip Chefs? 4 Surprising Facts About Restaurant Tip Laws

Eric Cacciatore on How to Start A Restaurant [Video]

The Recipe to Become a Happier Restaurant Owner

A Crash Course in Website Menu Design Psychology

How Restaurant Automation Boosts Efficiency & Convenience

Restaurant Marketing Ideas: Facebook's Newest Secret Weapon

Yelp Help: 5 Tips for Managing Your Restaurant's Yelp Reviews

The 5 Real Reasons You're Losing Restaurant Staff

Coffee Shop POS: 5 Features That Make a Big Difference

How to Reduce The Cost of Employee Turnover at Your Restaurant

Public Wifi for Restaurants: Is it Necessary?

5 Ways to Establish Your Restaurant's Brand with User-Generated Content

How to Name a Restaurant (And Choose a Logo)

Don't Be a Goat! How to Avoid Gift Card Accounting Pitfalls

4 Simple Hacks to Grow Your Restaurant Reviews

How to Start a Food Truck With Agile Methodology

Why Your Restaurant Needs to Start a Gift Card Program

The 7 Deadly Restaurant Sins to Avoid

The Impact of Automatic Gratuity on Your Restaurant

Reduce Restaurant Turnover with Employee Engagement

9 Restaurant Podcasts You Don't Want to Miss

Your Guide to Strategic Restaurant Upselling Techniques

5 Steps for Rebuilding Your Restaurant Loyalty Program

St. Patrick's Day Restaurant Specials for Your Concept

3 Forms of Restaurant Marketing Strategies for 2017

Table for 2: Helpful Tips To Calculate Your Average Party Size

A Crash Course in Restaurant Music Licensing Laws

Android vs. iPad POS Hardware: What's Best for Restaurants?

Restaurant Profit Margin: Where Have Restaurant Profits Gone?

How to Evaluate Your Menu Design to Boost Profits

How to Increase Revenue with Restaurant POS Analytics [Slideshare]

How to Engage More Millennials with Restaurant Staff Training

How Do You Deal with Food Allergies at Your Restaurant?

2 Sneaky Ways Credit Card Tips Can Affect Your Restaurant Bottom Line

Restaurant KPIs: 5 Key Performance Indicators for Restaurants

11 Best TED Talks Every Restaurant Owner Should Watch

3 Inspiring Restaurants Who Used Restaurant Music to Build Their Brand

The Top 2016 Dining Trends Affecting Your Restaurant Guests

How to Use a Menu Engineering Worksheet

The Dangers Of Too Much Restaurant Upselling

Why Guests Spend 20% More with Restaurant Gift Cards

Chef Brian Duffy on Menu Engineering & Development [Video]

15 Restaurant Lessons And Life Lessons to Learn From a Chef

Menu Engineering Bootcamp: Increase Restaurant Sales [Free]

How to Cut Time Spent Managing Restaurant Staff by 95%

Menu Engineering: A Glossary of Menu Terms to Know

How and Why The Restaurant Industry is Evolving in 2016

4 Ways Independent Restaurants Can Outfox Big Chains

25+ Toast Customers Who Made Restaurant Headlines in 2015

How to Use Negative Restaurant Reviews to Increase Revenue

Why Online Ordering Software Trumps Regular Call-In Ordering

Restaurant Financials: How to Meet 2018 Restaurant Goals

4 Restaurant Experts on Creating Superb Guest Experiences

5 Benefits of Integrated Restaurant POS Accounting Software

Don't Forget These 6 Things When Buying a Restaurant POS

The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2016

3 Menu Psychology and Menu Design Jedi Mind Tricks

6 Restaurant Experts Share Their #1 Holiday Marketing Tip

5 Questions to Ask Before Adding Delivery to Your Restaurant

Your Turkey Restaurant Industry Insider: November 2015

5 Innovative Ways to Manage Restaurant Food Costs

How to Know When It's Time for a Restaurant POS Upgrade

The Cure for the Common Restaurant: Reporting [Podcast]

How to Incentivize Millennials with Restaurant Loyalty Programs

The Ultimate List of Restaurant Holiday Marketing Resources

73% of Restaurants Want to Upgrade Restaurant Technology

5 Do's and Don'ts to Promote Your Restaurant Loyalty Program

Restaurant Menu Design [Guide]: 8 Essential Tips and Tricks

From Restaurant Manager to Restaurant Leader: 10 Vital Steps

The Psychology of Restaurant Menu Design [Infographic]

Eli Feldman on Restaurant Hiring and Training [Video]

How to Build a Guest-Centric Restaurant Culture

3 Ways Restaurant POS Vendors Are Lying to You

Restaurant Tipping: How EMV & Danny Meyer Spell Its Demise

4 Restaurant Hiring Tips to Hire the Perfect Manager

Holiday Restaurant Gift Cards: 3 Promo Ideas & 5 Templates

Android POS Systems and iPad POS Systems: How They Compare

How Restaurant Technology Impacts Guests [Infographic]

Restaurant Decor: What Works and What Doesn't

Restaurant Staffing: 7 Keys to Attract Top Talent [Infographic]

3 Ways Customer-Facing POS Tablets Can Increase Your ROI

Whip Your Restaurant Loyalty Program Into Shape [Infographic]

Why Restaurants Fail: An Interview With Peter Christie [Video]

How to Build a Restaurant Community – With Your Employees

7 Myths About Cloud-Based POS Systems Debunked

How Restaurants Should Use Google My Business and Local Search

4 Restaurant POS Security Questions to Ask Your POS Partner

Why Guests Pay 46% More With Restaurant Loyalty Programs

The Anatomy of a Killer Restaurant Social Media Post

Restaurant Gift Cards: Statistics, Charts, and Tips [Infographic]

Menu Engineering: Boost Your Menu Items' Profit and Popularity

How Cleanliness Affects Your Restaurant Ambiance

Why Your Restaurant's Mobile Website is Extremely Important

3 Issues: How Casual Dining Brands Can Revamp Their Menu

10 Pin-Worthy Restaurant Designs

The History of POS Use In Restaurants

5 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant's Bottom Line

How Do Millennials Decide Where and What to Eat? [Data]

6 Reasons to Consider Drive-Thru Digital Menu Boards

The 50 Best Restaurant Websites Examples

How to Advertise Your Restaurant On Facebook

How to Add Your Restaurant Menu to Facebook [Video]

5 Most Common Restaurant Complaints on Social Media

How to Set Up Your Restaurant Facebook Page [Video]

Menu Labeling FAQ: All About The FDA Menu Labeling Law

The Top 10 Restaurant Data Reports for Your POS Software

3 Low-Cost Local Restaurant Marketing Tips

How to Create a Restaurant Culture Built on Quality Service

5 Restaurant Email Marketing Ideas to Implement Today

Opening a New Restaurant? Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

4 Musts of a Restaurant POS System with Great Functionality

How to Motivate Employees and Decrease Turnover in Your Restaurant

How to Increase Restaurant Sales With Repeat Guests

4 Restaurant POS Features You Need to Manage Labor

Why Your Restaurant Needs a Mobile Point of Sale System (mPOS)

Restaurant Tipping Methods: Pooled Tips vs. Tipping Out

5 Simple Ways to Keep Restaurant Staff and Crew Engaged

The Key Elements in a Business Plan for a Restaurant (+ Free Sample)

Questions to Ask Before the Demo for a New Restaurant POS

5 Menu Design Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Restaurant Sales

6 Simple Ways to Truly Improve Restaurant Guest Experience

Restaurant Real Estate: Finding Sites for Restaurant Concepts

Why You Should Avoid Tiered Credit Card Processing Rates

The Next Phase of the Credit Card Processing Industry

How to Price a Restaurant Menu to Meet Financial Goals

How Restaurants Can Use Customer Data to Drive Revenue

5 Reasons Your Restaurant Loyalty Program Isn't Working

Interchange Plus Pricing vs. Flat Credit Card Rates

How Credit Card Processing Works (Calculate Your True Rate)

7 Things All Restaurant Website Designs Need to Include

How to Fight Rising Food Costs Without Raising Menu Prices

Tablet POS Systems: The Benefits of Android POS Hardware

7 Solutions on How to Battle Restaurant Staff Turnover

EMV Chip Card Security Vs. Magnetic Stripe Card Security

POS SaaS: 8 Benefits of SaaS POS Software

What Your Restaurant Online Ordering Tool Really Costs You

5 Reasons to Be Thankful You Work in the Restaurant Industry

5 Ways Restaurants Can Contribute to Charity Year-Round

Why POS Support and POS Customer Service is So Important

The Difference Between a Cloud-Based POS vs. Traditional POS