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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: Sam Kusinitz December 27, 2018

7 Restaurant Metrics and How to Calculate Them

Restaurant Management  |  Restaurant Metrics

If you’re a restaurant or foodservice business owner, there are certain performance metrics you need to track and..

8 minute read
By: Robert Hale November 30, 2018

How to Write Your Restaurant Marketing Budget in 2019

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Metrics

Marketing for restaurants is becoming increasingly complex and multi-faceted.

What was once done by word of mouth or..

11 minute read
By: Jonathan Depew November 19, 2018

How to Calculate Inventory Turnover Ratio at Your Restaurant

Restaurant Metrics

Inventory management is driven by data, and for many restaurants, data lives in the cloud. The restaurant industry..

5 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz October 27, 2018

Four Walls Restaurant Marketing: 7 Ways to Engage Guests

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Metrics

From the moment guests arrive at your restaurant, you are presented with both a great challenge and great..

4 minute read
By: Ram Jayaraman October 26, 2018

The Guide To Annual Forecasting For Restaurants

Restaurant Metrics

Annual restaurant forecasting.

It’s a chore operators dread, but anyone who’s ever under-ordered for the weekend..

8 minute read