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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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Recent Posts

By: Sam Kusinitz September 1, 2017

15 Licenses and Permits Needed to Open a Restaurant

Restaurant Management

Opening a restaurant is neither a short nor a simple process.

Once you've nailed down a restaurant concept, found..

10 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz February 15, 2017

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..

7 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz June 16, 2016

How to Read POS System Reviews: 7 Details to Consider

Restaurant Technology

Searching for a restaurant POS system online can seem overwhelming at first. There are many different types of..

4 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz April 29, 2016

Coffee Shop POS: 5 Features That Make a Big Difference

Restaurant Technology

While you’re brewing the latest batch, your coffee shop technology should carry you through the morning rush and..

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By: Sam Kusinitz December 26, 2015

Restaurant Financials: How to Meet 2018 Restaurant Goals

Restaurant Metrics

The year is quickly coming to an end, which means that you’re likely already focused on the end-of-year financials..

7 minute read