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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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Allie Tetreault

Allie Tetreault is the Content Strategist for Toast. When she's not managing the Toast Restaurant Management blog and creating valuable resources for restaurateurs, she's belting in an a cappella group and toiling over new recipes in the kitchen. Her favorite foods are sushi and pasta -- but not together!
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Recent Posts

By: Allie Tetreault February 14, 2019

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By: Allie Tetreault February 7, 2019

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Industry News & Trends

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According to the ..

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By: Allie Tetreault January 31, 2019

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By: Allie Tetreault January 25, 2019

2018 Year in Review: A Reflection on Toast Community Milestones

Industry News & Trends

With 2018 in our rear view mirror, restaurateurs are in full planning mode for the year ahead — but it’s also..

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By: Allie Tetreault January 9, 2019

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

Industry News & Trends

Happy New Year! A week ago, crowds swarmed restaurants and bars, staying up until midnight to watch the ball drop in..

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