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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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By: Cassy Lee January 4, 2019

Chronic Tacos CEO & Founder On Creating An Authentic Brand At Scale [Podcast]

This week on The Garnish, we’re joined by Chronic Tacos founder Randy Wyner and CEO/CFO Michael Mohammed.

Randy, a..

9 minute read
By: Julie Fraser January 3, 2019

These 3 Mindful Eating Practices Are The Help Your Menu's Been Craving

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Management

Your menu's stars, have you experienced them? 

Yes, experienced them – not just eaten them. Smelled them, studied..

7 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara January 2, 2019

The Restaurant Industry Will Never Be The Same: We Reflect on 2018

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

Take a deep breath. You made it.

You didn’t just survive 2018 – you thrived in 2018. Somebody break out the..

8 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault December 31, 2018

2018 Christmas and Christmas Eve Restaurant Trends [Exclusive Data]

Industry News & Trends

Picture this: You’re baking Christmas cookies with family, cozying up by the fire with a full glass of eggnog,..

6 minute read
By: Dennis Brinkworth December 28, 2018

5 Ways to Use Your Restaurant Working Capital

Restaurant Management

Money can’t buy happiness, but for restaurant owners, it sure can buy peace of mind and a range of capital projects.

6 minute read