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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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Sam Kusinitz

Sam is a product marketer at Toast. He’s a University of Michigan grad and has a lifetime of experience experimenting with Toast. Toast in Boston. Toast in Michigan. Toast in the morning, Toast in the evening, Toast at suppertime. He once considered making a sandwich without Toast, but is a sandwich without Toast really a sandwich?
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By: Sam Kusinitz December 27, 2018

7 Restaurant Metrics and How to Calculate Them

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Metrics

If you’re a restaurant or foodservice business owner, there are certain performance metrics you need to track and..

8 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz November 1, 2018

Why Your Restaurant Needs An Integrated Guest CRM System

Restaurant Technology

Did you know that a customer who has made a purchase at your business has a 60% chance of making another purchase


6 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz October 27, 2018

Four Walls Restaurant Marketing: 7 Ways to Engage Guests

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Metrics

From the moment guests arrive at your restaurant, you are presented with both a great challenge and great..

4 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz October 14, 2018

How Much Does a Restaurant POS System Cost?

Restaurant Technology

A restaurant POS system is like the central nervous system of your restaurant, carrying messages and important..

11 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz May 31, 2018

How to Read a Restaurant Profit and Loss Statement (Free Income Statement Template)

Restaurant Metrics

A restaurant income statement is a financial statement that summarizes the revenue, costs, and expenses incurred..

7 minute read