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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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Cy Sadaka

Cy Sadaka is a seafood chef, legend and hospitality industry expert in the city of Chicago, with over 45 years of experience! He started his career as a waiter and quickly worked his way up to becoming the owner of over 7 different restaurants. Currently, at his main restaurant King Crab Chicago on Willow and Halsted, he continues to serve some of the best crab and fresh catch in the city. King Crab Chicago also has a full-bar and tastiest bar appetizers. A visit to King Crab would not be complete without a taste of Cy’s signature cocktail, the Mai Tai. Make sure to come visit Cy at 1816 N. Halsted where he serves his customers every day of the week, Monday through Sunday — and if you’re lucky he might even help you crack open your snow crab legs!
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By: Cy Sadaka November 6, 2018

Seafood Allergy Safety Tips From A 40+ Year Restaurant Industry Veteran

Menu Management

Did you know that roughly 6.6 million Americans have seafood allergies? 

Seafood is delicious, but seafood allergies..

10 minute read