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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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Cameron Olshansky

Cameron is a transplant from the West Coast who landed in technology mostly because of her love for pressing buttons. Buttons aside, she has a passion for innovation and finding ways to incorporate new technology into her work. When she's not busy writing documentation for Toast, she's probably writing other stuff...or at least thinking about writing other stuff.
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Recent Posts

By: Cameron Olshansky October 30, 2018

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

Industry News & Trends

You can hold cups and plates straight out of the dishwasher without a flinch. You say "behind" to people you're..

5 minute read
By: Cameron Olshansky September 20, 2018

11 Restaurant Manager Interview Questions to Ask

Restaurant Training & Hiring

In a recent article by 7Shifts, I learned that the average tenure for a restaurant manager is approximately four..

7 minute read
By: Cameron Olshansky February 20, 2018

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

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

Every restaurant will have a different set of requirements when it comes to training their team, but training is..

6 minute read
By: Cameron Olshansky August 19, 2017

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

Restaurant Management

You might have heard the terms “bottle service” and “table service” being thrown around in restaurant management..

4 minute read
By: Cameron Olshansky April 6, 2017

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

Restaurant Metrics  |  Restaurant Technology

In restaurants, the Z-Report is essentially the “start-over” report. It’s the last thing you’ll review to end the..

4 minute read