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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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Cameret Bannister

Cameret (pron. Cam-er-ay) Bannister is a Marketing Manager at Toast. She enjoys geeking out to pivot tables, formulating marketing strategy, and long walks on the beach with the love of her life – her schnauzer-bichon mix named Blue. She loves the food business so much that she once dressed as a spicy salmon sushi roll for Halloween.
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Recent Posts

By: Cameret Bannister July 9, 2018

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

Restaurant Marketing

Ba-da-ba-ba-da, I’m lovin’ it.

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t sing that tune in their head as they..

8 minute read
By: Cameret Bannister January 6, 2018

The 10 Best Restaurant Ads of All Time

Restaurant Marketing

With NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl right around the corner, everyone is thinking about commercials.

Alright, well..

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By: Cameret Bannister October 21, 2017

The 6 Best Cooking Shows For a Restaurant Chef to Enter

Menu Management

Ready for your restaurant to make it to the small screen?

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By: Cameret Bannister August 24, 2017

Restaurant Table Designs: Which is Best for Your Restaurant?

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

More often than not, people tend to think that a restaurant’s vibe is determined by its atmosphere and food.


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