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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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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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By: Amanda McNamara August 10, 2018

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

Industry News & Trends

What's your go-to excuse to quickly exit a date that's going downhill fast?

We've all got one; better yet – we've..

10 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara July 25, 2018

Everything Your Restaurant Needs to Know About The Hepatitis A Outbreak

Restaurant Management  |  Industry News & Trends

It's hard out here for a restaurant owner. 

Besides worrying about skyrocketing rent costs, an increased minimum wage

12 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara June 14, 2018

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

Industry News & Trends

At the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, chants from impassioned tipped wage restaurant workers and allies from..

5 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara April 21, 2018

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

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

Working in a restaurant is not for the faint of heart.

A climate that redefines chaotic, life in the restaurant..

12 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara March 11, 2018

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

Industry News & Trends

At the rate we’re going, in 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

And the kids are not alright ..

12 minute read