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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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INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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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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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INDUSTRY 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: Alessandra Kopp June 23, 2018

How to Build a Prix Fixe Menu for Your Restaurant

Menu Management

My first encounter with a prix fixe menu came on my 9th birthday.  

The idea of sitting back and entrusting a group..

10 minute read
By: AJ Beltis April 27, 2018

5 Seafood Trends Swimming into Summer 2018

Industry News & Trends  |  Menu Management

Seafood plays an essential and historic part in nearly every culture's dining tradition — from clams and shellfish,..

6 minute read
By: Danielle DiRaddo April 26, 2018

40 Kitchen Slang Phrases to Know in Your Restaurant

Menu Management

You: "How’s the kitchen doing today?"

Them: "We’re really in the weeds today. I’m dying on the line with all these..

5 minute read
By: Eliza Heritage March 13, 2018

Everything a Restaurant Should Know About Sous Vide Cooking

Menu Management

If you’ve cracked open an issue of Bon Appetit recently or scrolled through your Instagram feed, odds are you’ve..

9 minute read
By: AJ Beltis February 9, 2018

15 Types of Chefs & Cooks All Restaurateurs Should Know About

Menu Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

No chefs? No food. 

Chefs are essential to every restaurant. They plan recipes, manage the kitchen staff, and are..

4 minute read