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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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50+ 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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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: Justin B. Alpert, A.I.A July 6, 2018

7 Ways a Restaurant Architect Can Help Make Your Dream a Reality

Restaurant Management

“I wish I would have known that before I started…” is a phrase I hear all too often when speaking with..

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: Allie Tetreault July 3, 2018

The Restaurant Management Software Ecosystem in 2018

Restaurant Technology

From restaurant computer systems to restaurant management systems, the restaurant software industry has grown..

13 minute read
By: AJ Beltis July 2, 2018

5 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Might Be Understaffed This Summer

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

Summer's officially here, which means it's time to staff up for the season. 

Well, at least that's what it's ..

5 minute read
By: AJ Beltis June 29, 2018

20 Customer Appreciation Ideas For Your Restaurant in 2018

Restaurant Marketing

How does your restaurant show appreciation to customers?

Whether it's through discounts, personal interactions, a ..

11 minute read