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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: Cy Sadaka November 6, 2018

Seafood Allergy Safety Tips From A 40+ Year Restaurant Industry Veteran

Menu Management

Did you know that roughly 6.6 million Americans have seafood allergies? 

Seafood is delicious, but seafood allergies..

10 minute read
By: Donald Burns October 17, 2018

How To Create A Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy in 5 Steps

Menu Management

Restaurant menu pricing should be straightforward, yet in reality, it's sadly not that simple. 

7 minute read
By: Rebekah Gallacher October 4, 2018

Don't Knock A Classic: Tap Into The Hidden Power of Your Well Drinks List

Menu Management

The well drink is a bartender’s workhorse: it's quick, reliable, and relatively profitable. It’s also  the most..

18 minute read
By: Molly Mendola September 19, 2018

Catering Menu Ideas: How to Build a Catering Menu for Your Restaurant

Menu Management

As the frequency of dining out continues to grow, restaurants are expanding how they're delighting their guests.


8 minute read
By: AJ Beltis August 25, 2018

How to Build Out the Perfect Restaurant Recipe Cards [Free Templates]

Menu Management

Recipe cards are an essential asset for the back of house for a few reasons:

  • They provide instruction for new cooks.
5 minute read