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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: Allie Tetreault December 8, 2018

How to Open a Restaurant With No Money

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

It’s clear that passion is the number one reason why people open restaurants.

Many restaurants don’t succeed or even..

12 minute read
By: Ryan Gromfin December 7, 2018

Are You Asking the Right Questions On Your Restaurant's Comment Cards?

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Management

Soliciting, collecting, and incorporating customer feedback into your restaurant's operations is the essence of..

6 minute read
By: Amanda McNamara December 3, 2018

This Is The Only Restaurant Marketing Plan You Will Ever Need

Restaurant Marketing

At this time of year, when many Americans are enjoying the spirit of the holidays and all the merriment that..

8 minute read
By: Robert Hale November 30, 2018

How to Write Your Restaurant Marketing Budget in 2019

Restaurant Marketing  |  Restaurant Metrics

Marketing for restaurants is becoming increasingly complex and multi-faceted.

What was once done by word of mouth or..

11 minute read
By: Allie Tetreault November 28, 2018

How Did Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Impact Restaurants in 2018?

Industry News & Trends

 Turkeys, mashed potatoes, veggie casseroles — Thanksgiving is a day centered on food. Thanksgiving Eve, on the..

8 minute read