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The holidays are here (again!)

The Big Game and Valentine’s Day are here. Make your spot top of the list for your guests, whether they're ordering another round or ordering at home. Toast's tools are built to help you scale your operations just in time for one of the busiest days of the year. 

Create an experience your guests will love, both in and out of your restaurant:

  • With Toast Email Marketing, you can share the love by promoting holiday specials, offers, loyalty rewards, special menus and more. Learn More

  • Show your hosts some love this Valentine's Day with automated table status updates straight from the POS, built-in cover counts, and "next up" server rotations. Learn More

  • Delivery and takeout specials for Valentine's Day? Integrate directly with Grubhub, Uber Eats, and DoorDash to help create a seamless experience for guests who prefer a cozy night in! Learn More

  • Help protect your bottom line by unlocking two channels for guests to order directly from you: Toast Online Ordering and our new Order with Google integration (free with Toast Online Ordering!). Learn more and ask any questions about Order with Google in the Toast Community from February 21 - 23, 2023! 

Spread the Love: February Contest

This month, we’re spreading the love with an exciting contest and an extra sweet referral bonus ($1250 in total)1! Plus, if you sign up for the Toast Referral Program and also join the new Toast Community you will be entered for a chance to win custom Toast swag.2 Terms apply.

How to Participate:

  1. Sign up for the Toast Referral Program

    • Already a member? Refer a restaurant that Toast is built for

  2. Join the new Toast Community

    • Already a member? Introduce yourself within the Community

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Toast Referral Program Terms and Conditions apply to the limited time offer

Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions apply to the swag giveaway

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Customer Spotlight

How the LEE Initiative and Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice are Creating a More Diverse and Equitable Restaurant Community

Learn about how the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice (SRRJ) is making a true impact to Black-owned food businesses across the country by bringing more equity in the restaurant space and highlighting great work from the community, including Toast Customer Garage at Victory North, a Savannah restaurant run by Executive Chef Todd Harris.

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Get the Most out of Toast

Share the love this Valentine's Day by promoting your holiday specials, offers, and loyalty rewards through Toast Email Marketing. With Toast, you're provided with resources to help you optimize email marketing for your restaurant.

Toast Classroom: Email Marketing

Get expert-led Email Marketing training & best practices through Toast Classroom. This on-demand training guide will help you setup and level up your Email Marketing just in time for sending out holiday specials to your guests. Through this training you will learn how to:

  • Construct an email marketing campaign from the ground up 

  • Design a campaign to schedule for the future or real time

  • Organize subscribers and data for future campaigns

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Toast Central: Best Practices for Email Marketing

Use these top tips to help make your marketing emails #1 in your diner's inbox.

As a restaurant owner, you know what it's like to be inundated with hundreds of emails a month. Like the rest of us, you archive in batches or quickly delete uninteresting or unwanted emails. You know that you'll only open emails if they catch your attention and you'll only click on links if they're adding value. So why not send emails to your diners with that philosophy in mind? To help you build the most effective emails for your diners, see the following tips before creating an email of your own. 

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Resources & Tips

Toast Holiday Trends Report 2022

The Holiday Trends Report provides visibility into the overall state of the restaurant industry during the end-of-year holiday season through aggregated sales data from restaurants on the Toast platform. Check out the 2022 Holiday Trends Report to learn more about city-specific trends around tipping, New Years Eve on & off premise, and gift cards sales and usage from last year.

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Restaurant Trends and Tactics for The Big Game

The Big Game is coming up. If this year’s big game is anything like past years, people will be tackling plate after plate of food. 

Toast ran a recent survey to understand consumer Big Game restaurant plans and help operators forecast what to expect and how to maximize sales on the day. Read on to see the data and learn what restaurant super bowl specials and tactics may help drive more consumers into your restaurant.

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Help Boost Sales with these 2023 Valentine’s Day Restaurant Insights

There’s still plenty of time to work your way into guest plans for Valentine’s Day 2023 — whether for dine in or off-premise dining.

Read on to see key highlights from the data to help you predict what Cupid might have in store, to help you make yours the best restaurant for Valentine’s Day.

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Partner Spotlight

Find Local, Black-owned Eats!

EatOkra makes it easy for people to find and shop at Black-owned food and beverage companies. EatOkra utilizes the latest Toast APIs to provide a seamless experience across restaurants on its platforms’ menus, ordering, loyalty, payments, and marketing. When a customer orders from a Toast restaurant listed on EatOkra  through the EatOkra mobile app their order fires directly to the Toast POS printers and/or KDS screens based on the routing you set up in Toast. You can 86 items in real-time in Toast and have them reflected on the EatOkra mobile app and online ordering pages in real-time.

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Other Resources

Want to learn more about Order with Google?

Join Product Manager Shivani Gupta for a Community Ask Me Anything on Google Integrations. Chat with her in the Community from February 21 - 23, 2023, and ask all your questions. She’ll be back to answer them the week of February 27

Join the Conversation

Hear from Toast advocate Joel Porter

“Toast has helped streamline so many of our backend processes. Online ordering, digital menus, integrations with our scheduling platform, delivery options, and Toast Payroll have given me more time to interact with guests and focus on my staff.”

Joel, of Land & Lake Andersonville, shares the reasons why he loves Toast, with great advice to generate referrals. Look out for our February Advocate Spotlight in the coming weeks and continue spreading the word about Toast! Terms apply.

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