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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: Samantha Watts September 22, 2018

Impress Every Guest With A Well-Oiled Restaurant Front of House

Restaurant Technology

Many restaurants consider their front of house to simply be a utility, a means to an end.

What they’re mistaking is..

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: Christine Georghiou August 9, 2018

With Toast Go™ Servers Take 2000 Less Steps and 46 Minutes Off Their Table Turn Time

Restaurant Technology

Our customers tell us all the time that Toast handhelds help them increase revenue, decrease costs, and delight..

10 minute read
By: Alex Britton August 3, 2018

How to Justify the Cost of Kiosks for Restaurants

Restaurant Technology

Self order kiosks are a new favorite among millennial diners and quick service restaurants nationwide have taken..

6 minute read
By: Kendal Austin July 24, 2018

5 Ways Restaurant Computer Systems Are Changing in 2018 and Beyond

Restaurant Technology

Restaurants have developed a bad rep for being slow to adapt to change. It took almost 100 years for cash registers..

6 minute read