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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: Lizzy Fitzgerald July 20, 2018

How to Host a Restaurant Wedding Reception Guests Will Fall in Love With

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Marketing

Whether we like it or not, wedding season is well underway.

People have a love/hate relationship with weddings...

9 minute read
By: Matt Vannini July 17, 2018

How To Measure The Effectiveness of Your Restaurant Branding Strategy

Restaurant Marketing

Once you’ve done all the legwork involved in creating and executing your branding strategy, it’s time to ask..

10 minute read
By: Cameret Bannister July 9, 2018

38 Catchy Restaurant Slogans (+3 Tips on How to Write a Slogan)

Restaurant Marketing

Ba-da-ba-ba-da, I’m lovin’ it.

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t sing that tune in their head as they..

8 minute read
By: AJ Beltis June 29, 2018

20 Customer Appreciation Ideas For Your Restaurant in 2018

Restaurant Marketing

How does your restaurant show appreciation to customers?

Whether it's through discounts, personal interactions, a ..

11 minute read
By: Elizabeth Jacobi June 21, 2018

How to Bring Guests Back From The Dead With Customer Loyalty Analytics

Restaurant Marketing

Building relationships with your customers by engaging them with an effective customer loyalty program is critical..

9 minute read