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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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Lizzy Fitzgerald

Lizzy Fitzgerald is a Marketing Specialist at Toast and focuses on events. When she's not enjoying her two beloved pastimes, reading and napping, you can usually find her wandering aimlessly around new cities and enjoying new restaurants. She's really lucky her job pays her to travel, even though she misses her dog Sally when she's gone.
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Recent Posts

By: Lizzy Fitzgerald February 14, 2018

8 Ways to Piss Off Your Restaurant Staff

Restaurant Training & Hiring

If you want to keep your staff on, don't piss them off.

10 minute read
By: Lizzy Fitzgerald October 20, 2017

Austin Restaurant Employees Speak Out: Trouble in Texas

Restaurant Training & Hiring

Did you read our Nashville Speaks Out blog and think, "why can’t you do that for my city?"

Well guess what, Austin?..

6 minute read
By: Lizzy Fitzgerald September 10, 2017

What Restaurateurs Can Learn From Nashville Chefs

Restaurant Management

According to Nashville’s tourism bureau, more than 100 restaurants and bars will open in 2017. That’s an average of..

7 minute read
By: Lizzy Fitzgerald July 31, 2017

City Spotlight: Why New Orleans' Restaurant Community Is So Unique

Industry News & Trends

New Orleans is home. That’s why we use the phrase “Nola Bred. Nola Fed.” It’s our home. And that’s what makes it..

6 minute read
By: Lizzy Fitzgerald June 23, 2017

5 Lessons Everyone Who Has Worked in a Restaurant For a Year Has Learned

Restaurant Management

According to the National Restaurant Association, half of all adults have worked in a restaurant at at least one..

8 minute read