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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: Allie Tetreault November 12, 2018

32 Restaurant Promotions Offered on Midterm Election Day 2018

Industry News & Trends

This past Tuesday – November 6, 2018 –  The United States took part in midterm elections. Amid the hustle and bustle..

13 minute read
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: Jessica Reimer October 24, 2018

What is The Gig Economy And How Can Its Success Help Restaurants?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Management

You know it, I know it, and pretty much anyone with experience in the foodservice industry knows it: restaurant ..

9 minute read
By: Jackie Sabol October 6, 2018

Why Banning Plastic Straws Alienates Diners With Special Needs

Industry News & Trends

Earlier this summer, consumers were laser-focused on eliminating a particular kind of waste that we find in..

8 minute read
By: Justine Lambros September 8, 2018

3 Restaurant Trends Redefining Customer Experience (CX) As We Know It

Industry News & Trends

Trends come and go quickly in the restaurant industry.

In 2018 alone, we’ve seen everything from Instagrammable eats..

7 minute read