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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: AJ Beltis July 16, 2018

How to Write a Restaurant Job Offer Letter [Sample & Free Template]

Restaurant Training & Hiring

When you find a great candidate for your restaurant staff, time is of the essence: you need to secure his or her..

4 minute read
By: AJ Beltis July 13, 2018

17 Restaurant Positions & Jobs You Can Hire (and Apply) For

Restaurant Training & Hiring

A restaurant is only as successful as the team running it.

Ask anyone who's worked in a restaurant, and they'll tell..

11 minute read
By: Ryan Ransom July 11, 2018

How To Start An Effective Employee Incentive Program In Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management

Employee incentive programs have the potential to make a huge impact on your restaurant’s sales, costs, and service.

12 minute read
By: Chris Comparato July 10, 2018

Toast Just Raised $115 Million in Series D Funding – Here's What to Expect

Restaurant Management  |  Industry News & Trends  |  Restaurant Technology

This morning we announced that Toast raised $115M of additional funding led by T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global..

5 minute read
By: Cameret Bannister July 9, 2018

38 Catchy Restaurant Slogans (+3 Tips on How to Write a Restaurant Slogan)

Restaurant Marketing

Ba-da-ba-ba-da, I’m lovin’ it.

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t sing that tune in their head as they..

8 minute read