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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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Amanda McNamara

Amanda is a Content Marketing Specialist at Toast. Mixing her background in digital marketing with her years of experience living the #serverlife, Amanda whips up easy-to-digest tidbits for the Toast Blog and beyond. When she's not waxing poetic about the restaurant world, Amanda's out exploring new places or rocking out to one of her many eclectic music tastes. She takes a lot of pride in her air guitar skills, even if no one else does.
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Recent Posts

By: Amanda McNamara January 29, 2019

These 2019 Restaurant Trends Could Be Coming to a Concept Near You

Industry News & Trends

 We're one month into 2019 and the restaurant landscape is already buzzing with exciting introductions, inventions,..

12 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara January 23, 2019

The Definitive List of Restaurant Industry Experts to Follow in 2019

Industry News & Trends

Life happens fast in the restaurant industry. 

Ingredients, dishes, drinks, and even entire concepts can rise and..

37 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara January 17, 2019

The Restaurant Guide to Minimalist Design: The Look That Defined a Generation

Industry News & Trends

Do you remember where you were on June 27, 2007?

To many, it was an average Friday, but to the tech world, it was..

9 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara January 2, 2019

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

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

Take a deep breath. You made it.

You didn’t just survive 2018 – you thrived in 2018. Somebody break out the..

8 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara December 14, 2018

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

Restaurant Management

A restaurant mission statement is used to convey your restaurant's raison d'être – or reason for being – to..

7 minute read