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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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Karen DeVincent

Karen is Toast’s PR Manager. She loves dogs and the outdoors – you’ll find her either hitting the slopes or the beach on the weekends. Growing up in a family of restaurateurs, Karen is also an avid cook and fan of weird kitchen gadgets. Her favorite toast is an everything bagel with too much butter on top.
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Recent Posts

By: Karen DeVincent April 17, 2018

The 10 Most Influential Restaurant Groups and Enterprises in 2018

Industry News & Trends

Which restaurant group wields the most power in the dining world?

Everyone knows the right answer is your mom’s..

9 minute read
By: Karen DeVincent March 21, 2018

Six Restaurant CEOs Who Embody Restaurant Success 

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

There are countless articles about the top CEOs in the U.S. Check out CNBC and Forbes, for example, and you’ll..

9 minute read
By: Karen DeVincent February 13, 2018

Toast Kickoff 2018: Restaurant Team Bonding & Guest Delight Tips

Industry News & Trends

We spent three days last week obsessing over customer success during our annual Team Kickoff. Here’s everything you..

8 minute read
By: Karen DeVincent January 13, 2018

The Top 12 Restaurant Food and Tech Predictions for 2018

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

Last year, we premiered our very first tech predictions blog. You loved it so much that we brought it back in 2018!


7 minute read
By: Karen DeVincent December 19, 2017

4 Cool Bartender Competitions Your Bar Staff Should Enter

Restaurant Training & Hiring

I remember seeing the famous “hippy hippy shake” scene from Cocktail (at probably a far-too-young age) and thinking,..

6 minute read