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INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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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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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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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RESTAURANT 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: Michelle Green October 9, 2018

How to Respond to Negative Reviews of Your Restaurant

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

Managing your online reputation can mean the difference between a full dining room on a Saturday night and closing..

6 minute read
By: Katherine Baxter September 1, 2018

7 Examples of Stellar Restaurant Customer Service

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

The very first restaurants were built with the idea of customer service. Today, restaurant customer service is not..

8 minute read
By: Nick Rubright August 23, 2018

7 Bar Promotion Ideas That Work

Restaurant Marketing

Opening a bar is a difficult task, but staying in business is even harder. That's why marketing is so crucial.

So,..

8 minute read
By: Taylor Kelly August 22, 2018

How to Turn Your Menu Into a Marketing Tool

Restaurant Marketing  |  Menu Management

Restaurant marketing is a must.

There are tons of different ways to market your business – from social media to..

7 minute read
By: Lizzy Fitzgerald July 20, 2018

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

Restaurant Marketing  |  Industry News & Trends

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

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

9 minute read