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RESTAURANT HIRING & TRAINING

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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INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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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RESTAURANT MARKETING

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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INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY

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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RESTAURANT METRICS

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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Michelle Mire

Content guru and marketing co-conspirator at Wagepoint, Michelle is a professional writer with agency and corporate experience who is now diving into payroll with full scuba gear in tow. When away from the keyboard she spends time hiding chocolate from her children and attempting to escape for a morning run (to work off the chocolate).
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Recent Posts

By: Michelle Mire January 24, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Restaurant Paycheck Go Further

Restaurant Metrics  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

With scarce benefits and a wage crisis, the poverty and near-poverty rate for restaurant workers is 40%. But that..

8 minute read
By: Michelle Mire October 3, 2017

Everything Restaurants Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

Restaurant Management

A deeply debated and contested issue, tips play a huge role in the payment of restaurant employees, especially those..

7 minute read
By: Michelle Mire September 7, 2017

Server Side Work Checklist: Why You Need One & How to Use It

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

With 90% of all U.S. restaurants having less than 50 total employees and 70% of these restaurants being standalone..

6 minute read
By: Michelle Mire June 8, 2017

How Much Should Restaurants Pay Employees?

Restaurant Training & Hiring

It’s tough out there. But, in spite of it all, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), restaurants..

9 minute read
By: Michelle Mire March 29, 2017

Restaurant Tax Guide: Last-Minute Restaurant Tax Tips & Advice

Restaurant Metrics

According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant income tax rates can reach as high as the 30% range,..

7 minute read