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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: 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
By: Olivia Joslin August 28, 2018

How to Calculate Restaurant Debt-to-Equity Ratio [Free Calculator]

Restaurant Metrics

As a restaurant owner, you have the option to leverage debt to help grow your business, but you also have an..

6 minute read
By: AJ Beltis August 21, 2018

8 Innovative Ways to Use Your Restaurant Analytics Platform

Restaurant Technology  |  Restaurant Metrics

Terms like “analytics,” “metrics,” and “reporting” in the restaurant industry usually don't induce a feeling..

8 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin August 17, 2018

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? [Calculator]

Restaurant Metrics

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How much does it cost to open a restaurant?” 

I understand why..

10 minute read