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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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Chris de Jong

Chris de Jong is the Marketing Lead for 7shifts, an employee scheduling app designed for restaurant based in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He works with the rest of the 7shifts team to help their customers all over the world save time scheduling, reduce labor costs, and improve communication in their businesses.
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Recent Posts

By: Chris de Jong June 4, 2018

7 Productivity Hacks For Restaurateurs To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Restaurant Management

From the outside looking in, a career in restaurant management ticks all the boxes:

  • Bypass long shifts in hot..
12 minute read
By: Chris de Jong April 13, 2018

How To Calculate Restaurant Overhead Rate

Restaurant Metrics

What makes a restaurant successful? This definition will depend on who you’re talking to, but the majority of..

9 minute read
By: Chris de Jong January 19, 2018

Predictive Scheduling: How To Adjust To Local Labor Law Changes

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Industry News & Trends

Of the many things a restaurant owner is expected to juggle—bookkeeping, marketing, sales, and training, to name a..

8 minute read
By: Chris de Jong February 3, 2017

The Split Shift: Your Restaurant's Secret Weapon for Scheduling

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Metrics

North American culture has long perpetuated the notion of the “Nine to Five.” People tend work Monday through Friday..

8 minute read
By: Chris de Jong December 1, 2016

How to Communicate Effectively in Your Restaurant: 7 Suggestions

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Management

Can you reduce employee turnover simply by understanding how to communicate effectively in your restaurant?

8 minute read