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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: Julie Fraser January 3, 2019

These 3 Mindful Eating Practices Are The Help Your Menu's Been Craving

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Management

Your menu's stars, have you experienced them? 

Yes, experienced them – not just eaten them. Smelled them, studied..

7 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault December 21, 2018

2019 Minimum Wage Laws: Is Your Restaurant Affected?

Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Training & Hiring

In November 2016, fast food workers went on strike and protested for a livable minimum wage. The image above is of..

12 minute read
By: Jessica Reimer December 20, 2018

Why Is Creating A Restaurant Employee Holiday Schedule So Confusing?

Restaurant Training & Hiring

How are the holidays treating you? Are you thriving, striving… or barely surviving?

As far as hectic holidays go,..

7 minute read
By: Cassy Lee December 11, 2018

How Hospitality and Humor Shape The Guest Experience at haley.henry & nathálie

Restaurant Training & Hiring

When I worked in restaurants, I always assumed being hospitable and giving the best service possible required that..

6 minute read
By: Nan Wilkinson November 8, 2018

How To Handle A No Call, No Show In Your Restaurant

Restaurant Training & Hiring  |  Restaurant Management

It's a Friday night. You’re glancing at your watch as you nervously watch the crowd grow in your restaurant's..

9 minute read