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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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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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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: Kendal Austin May 19, 2018

How to Reduce Wait Times in Restaurants With Line Busting

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

Yesterday, I begrudgingly left the line at my favorite lunch spot to go to the restaurant across the street. I was..

7 minute read
By: Kendal Austin May 11, 2018

4 Restaurants Using Kitchen Technology in Unbelievably Innovative Ways

Restaurant Technology

In response to demand for transparency about the food we eat, increasing exposure into where ingredients are..

7 minute read
By: AJ Beltis May 5, 2018

3 Ways Restaurant Kitchens Can Save Money Through Technology

Restaurant Technology

Commercial kitchen costs remain high for restaurants for many reasons – namely inefficiency and food waste.

In this..

5 minute read
By: Steve Fredette May 1, 2018

Why We Built Toast Go™: The Future of the POS is in Your Hands

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

In recent years, handheld tablets have streamlined efficiency in restaurants with faster ordering and on-the-spot..

9 minute read
By: Molly Donaher April 14, 2018

What is a Chargeback? How to Avoid Chargebacks in Your Restaurant

Restaurant Technology

No restaurateur likes dealing with chargebacks.

On one hand, you’ve likely got a case of fraud or a disgruntled..

5 minute read