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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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INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS

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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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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INDUSTRY 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: Sarah Pekala May 15, 2018

3 Tips on How To Increase Your Bar Profit Margin

Restaurant Metrics

Delighting your bar guests usually entails creative drinks, an inviting environment, and memorable ambiance.

But..

9 minute read
By: Alessandra Kopp April 23, 2018

How to Calculate Your Restaurant Customer Lifetime Value

Restaurant Metrics

Customer Lifetime Value, or “CLV”, is one of the most important, yet difficult metrics for restaurant owners to..

11 minute read
By: Kristi Turner April 18, 2018

How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Restaurant

Restaurant Metrics

Did you know that more food is landfilled in the U.S. than any material?

Unfortunately, the restaurant industry is..

7 minute read
By: Chris de Jong April 13, 2018

How To Calculate Restaurant Overhead Rate (And 5 Ways to Reduce It)

Restaurant Metrics

What makes a restaurant successful? This definition will depend on who you’re talking to, but the majority of..

9 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin April 3, 2018

How to Calculate Prime Cost [Restaurant Prime Cost Formula]

Restaurant Metrics

Most restaurant owners are focused on increasing sales, while very few focus on decreasing costs.

Controlling your..

6 minute read