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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 May 9, 2018

12 Father's Day Promotion Ideas for Restaurants

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Marketing

Although we just moved past Mother's Day, you have no time at all to start planning for the next big parent-themed..

9 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault May 3, 2018

Patio Season is Here: How to Enhance Your Outdoor Dining Space This Summer

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Marketing

Is your outdoor seating ready to go for the summer rush?

8 minute read
By: Emily Nichols April 20, 2018

8 Bar Game Ideas to Bring to Your Bar or Pub Next Weekend

Restaurant Marketing

Bar sales as a whole decreased in 2017, which means bar owners need to think outside of the box to boost their..

6 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault and AJ Beltis April 12, 2018

Mother's Day Restaurant Ideas: 16 Creative Promotions

Restaurant Marketing

Forget about jewelry, flowers, and household decór – this year, moms mostly want a meal with their families for..

12 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault March 20, 2018

How to Open a Restaurant With No Money

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Marketing

It’s clear that passion is the number one reason why people open restaurants.

We collected #IOpenedBecause stories..

12 minute read