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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: Ryan Ransom July 11, 2018

How To Start An Effective Employee Incentive Program In Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

Employee incentive programs have the potential to make a huge impact on your restaurant’s sales, costs, and service.

12 minute read
By: Chris Comparato July 10, 2018

Toast Just Raised $115 Million in Series D Funding – Here's What to Expect

Restaurant Management  |  Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

This morning we announced that Toast raised $115M of additional funding led by T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global..

5 minute read
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: Elise Musumano June 19, 2018

11 Ways to Get More Out of Your Restaurant Seating Strategy

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

**Many of the examples included in this post feature  SEVENROOMS platform and capabilities. Click here to learn more..

14 minute read
By: Kim Hardy June 16, 2018

If Your Employee Scheduling Strategy Is Not Based on Sales Data, Trash It

Restaurant Management

If you are scheduling employees based on anything besides their performance and ability to generate revenue, stop..

10 minute read