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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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50+ 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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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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Ellen Cunningham

Ellen loves words, and enjoys the challenge of bringing clarity to complex topics. She uses her writing skills to help educate people about credit card processing as the Marketing Manager for CardFellow, a marketplace where processors compete for businesses. When she’s not helping companies get the best processing solutions, she can be found hanging from a trapeze in aerial circus classes, cycling the beautiful trails in western Massachusetts, or trying new recipes in her kitchen.
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Recent Posts

By: Ellen Cunningham January 31, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Restaurant EMV

Restaurant Technology


The EMV liability shift has come and gone, and there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding EMV. What exactly is..

3 minute read
By: Ellen Cunningham November 16, 2017

Do Restaurants Have to Pay Processing Fees on Sales Tax?

Restaurant Metrics

Today, we're going to be discussing one of the two avoidable parts of life. 

No, not death – taxes. Specifically,..

4 minute read
By: Ellen Cunningham September 11, 2017

Fast Food Industry Trends: What's Next for Fast Food in 2018?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

There’s no doubt that the restaurant business is constantly evolving, and that’s true for fast food establishments..

3 minute read
By: Ellen Cunningham August 11, 2017

What is a POS Purchase? Answering All Of Your POS Questions

Restaurant Technology

In the most basic terms, a point of sale (POS) purchase refers to the moment when a customer makes a purchase. In..

3 minute read
By: Ellen Cunningham June 13, 2017

Are Restaurant Cash Drawers Becoming Obsolete?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

In 2016, payment processor Total System Services (TSYS) conducted its Consumer Payments study and found that when..

3 minute read