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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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Erin Burris

Erin Burris is the Marketing Designer at Toast. She lives in a world of pixel dimensions, hex color values, and typography. When she’s not in Adobe Creative Suite designing graphics and building color palettes, she’s most likely watching travel vloggers and baking tutorials on YouTube, inspired to capture adventures and experiment with new recipes on her own.
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By: Erin Burris October 31, 2017

5 Restaurant Technology Trends in 2017 + Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

Restaurant Technology  |  Industry News & Trends

On Monday, Toast unleashed the 2017 Restaurant Technology Industry Report.

In the report, we unveil the findings..

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By: Erin Burris July 29, 2017

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By: Erin Burris April 24, 2017

The 14 Coolest Restaurant Logos

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We all know that first impressions matter, and it’s no different in the restaurant industry.

Logos are often the..

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