Toast Restaurant Blog

Welcome to the best thing since sliced bread: bite-sized restaurant content to inspire, inform, and indulge in. Go ahead, help yourself.

Not sure where to start? Click here.

Join our community of 25,000+ restaurant professionals.
Subscribe today for daily tips and insights on restaurant trends.

fraser-cottrell-496582-unsplash.png
INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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.

 

Read More

fraser-cottrell-496582-unsplash.png
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.

 

Read More

fraser-cottrell-496582-unsplash.png
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.

 

Read More

fraser-cottrell-496582-unsplash.png
RESTAURANT 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.

 

Read More

fraser-cottrell-496582-unsplash.png
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

 

Read More

Ryan Gromfin

The Restaurant Boss™ works with restaurant owners and operators all over the world to help them move from the stress, struggle and overwhelm of operating a restaurant to more money, more freedom and more joy of operating a restaurant business. Clients who seek out Ryan for his proven strategies, systems and tools range from corporate chains and international hotel brands to independent mom & pop restaurants. As an author, speaker, restaurant coach and consultant Ryan has created TheRestaurantBoss.com as a resource for you to get valuable tips and tricks, so you can run a High Profit and High Performance Restaurant.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

By: Ryan Gromfin August 17, 2018

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? [Calculator]

Restaurant Metrics

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How much does it cost to open a restaurant?” 

I understand why..

10 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin July 30, 2018

How Mindfulness Training Helps You Become A Better Restaurant Leader

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Management

Technology has undeniably made us more efficient, but it has come at the cost of interpersonal  connections and..

13 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin July 5, 2018

How to Improve Your Restaurant's Table Turnover Rate

Restaurant Training & Hiring

Table turnover rate is one of the most important, controllable metrics in your restaurant. 

Maintaining a table..

8 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin May 30, 2018

22 Ways to Delight Your Restaurant Guests in 2018

Restaurant Management

In the restaurant industry, change is constant — especially when it comes to technology.

While restaurant technology..

13 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin April 3, 2018

How to Calculate Prime Cost [Restaurant Prime Cost Formula]

Restaurant Metrics

Most restaurant owners are focused on increasing sales, while very few focus on decreasing costs.

Controlling your..

6 minute read