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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: 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
By: Alessandra Kopp January 30, 2018

Why It's Time for Restaurants to Embrace Fermented Foods

Menu Management

Long before probiotics took center stage in modern wellness trends, ancient cultures were experimenting with and..

6 minute read