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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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Justin B. Alpert, A.I.A

An Associate at Phase Zero Design, Justin is a licensed architect whose passion and dedication has led him to an expertise in Restaurants Design. His experience ranges from chef-driven concepts to fast food, and existing brands to new concepts. Outside of work, Justin spends time with his wife, son, and extended family. He is an avid fan of Boston sports, enjoys going to concerts and traveling; and he is especially active with the local Boston/Cambridge restaurant community. Justin can often be seen at restaurant hosted events as well as fundraisers to support food-based charities.
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By: Justin B. Alpert, A.I.A July 6, 2018

7 Ways a Restaurant Architect Can Help Make Your Dream a Reality

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“I wish I would have known that before I started…” is a phrase I hear all too often when speaking with..

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