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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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Donald Burns

Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach™ is the leading authority, author and international coach on how restaurant owners, operators and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming exceptional. He helps independent operators create organizations that thrive and bring out their workers' natural strengths to reach their peak potential. A sought-after advisor in the areas of menu design & engineering, restaurant operations, rebranding, social media marketing, culinary consulting, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance.
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Recent Posts

By: Donald Burns October 17, 2018

How To Create A Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy in 5 Steps

Menu Management

Restaurant menu pricing should be straightforward, yet in reality, it's sadly not that simple. 

7 minute read
By: Donald Burns September 15, 2018

Restaurant Core Values: Why You Need Them And How To Pick Them

Restaurant Management

Brand. Culture. Core values.

What do these three have in common? They are the building blocks on which outstanding..

9 minute read
By: Donald Burns August 8, 2018

How to Get Organized in the Restaurant World

Restaurant Management

Busy, busy, busy.

Those are usually the three words that  restauranteurs can most relate to. In fact, busyness has..

7 minute read
By: Donald Burns July 19, 2018

5 Restaurant Staff Types We All Know – And Don't Really Love

Restaurant Training & Hiring

Take a look at your restaurant. Do you notice anything?

Your restaurant is a magnet for a certain crowd, and that's..

16 minute read
By: Donald Burns May 21, 2018

3 Signs You Need To Change Management In Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

In a rapidly expanding market where more and more restaurants flood the landscape each day, it can feel like a daily..

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