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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.

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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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By: Cameron Olshansky October 30, 2018

7 Signs You've Spent Way Too Much Time Working in Restaurants

Industry News & Trends

You can hold cups and plates straight out of the dishwasher without a flinch. You say "behind" to people you're..

5 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara October 30, 2018

3 Restaurant Customer Engagement Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Restaurant Management

This is the third post in our Guest Experience Bootcamp series. Subscribe to receive updates straight to your inbox.

11 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara October 29, 2018

Yes, We're Open: How To Get More Guests to Enter Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

This is the second post in our Guest Experience Bootcamp series. 

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Now that..

9 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara October 29, 2018

How to Entice Your Restaurant's Target Customer

Restaurant Management

This is the first post in our Guest Experience Bootcamp series. 

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First..

8 minute read
By: Cristina Martin October 28, 2018

These Common Restaurant Website Mistakes Could Be Costing You BIG

Restaurant Technology  |  Restaurant Marketing

Your restaurant’s website is the digital front door to your business.

In fact, OpenTable has reported that 89% of..

7 minute read