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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 November 12, 2018

32 Restaurant Promotions Offered on Midterm Election Day 2018

Industry News & Trends

This past Tuesday – November 6, 2018 –  The United States took part in midterm elections. Amid the hustle and bustle..

13 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
By: Cy Sadaka November 6, 2018

Seafood Allergy Safety Tips From A 40+ Year Restaurant Industry Veteran

Menu Management

Did you know that roughly 6.6 million Americans have seafood allergies? 

Seafood is delicious, but seafood allergies..

10 minute read
By: Sam Kusinitz November 1, 2018

Why Your Restaurant Needs An Integrated Guest CRM System

Restaurant Technology

Did you know that a customer who has made a purchase at your business has a 60% chance of making another purchase


6 minute read
By: Cassy Lee November 1, 2018

How To Streamline The Guest Checkout Process In Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

You're out to eat, you've had an amazing time, the service was stellar, and you're just about ready for the check.


6 minute read