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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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Jessica Reimer

Jessica Reimer is the Content Producer for 7shifts, an employee scheduling app designed for restaurant based in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She works with the rest of the 7shifts marketing team to help their customers all over the world save time scheduling, reduce labor costs, and improve communication in their businesses. Jessica has authored feature pieces and blog posts for a number of provincial, national, and international publications and specializes in psychology, community engagement, lifestyle, and business communications.
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Recent Posts

By: Jessica Reimer October 24, 2018

What is The Gig Economy And How Can Its Success Help Restaurants?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

You know it, I know it, and pretty much anyone with experience in the foodservice industry knows it: restaurant ..

9 minute read
By: Jessica Reimer September 29, 2018

How To Hire Quality Restaurant Staff Candidates Without The Headache

Restaurant Training & Hiring

Life as a restaurateur certainly isn’t getting any easier.

Sometimes it seems like every day brings a new..

8 minute read
By: Jessica Reimer September 12, 2018

How to Manage Multiple Restaurant Locations in the 21st Century

Restaurant Management

Right now there are over 1 million restaurant locations in the U.S.

How many of them are yours?

6 minute read
By: Jessica Reimer July 27, 2018

Is Your Restaurant Ready for Gen Z?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: the only constant in life is change.

Just when you..

8 minute read
By: Jessica Reimer June 26, 2018

How to Stay Above Water During The Restaurant Industry Labor Shortage

Restaurant Training & Hiring

In the restaurant industry, good people are hard to find and harder to keep.

Recruitment and retention have long..

10 minute read