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All great restaurateurs know how crucial data is to the growth of a restaurant. And at Upserve, we believe mastering your data is the key to larger profits, growth, and running a more efficient restaurant. Below are the most important restaurant industry statistics that will help you make better business decisions in 2019.

General Restaurant Industry Statistics

Restaurant Menu Statistics

Restaurant Sales Statistics

Restaurant Employment Statistics

Restaurant Digital Marketing Statistics

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Restaurant Online Ordering Statistics

Restaurant Review Statistics

Restaurant Tech Statistics

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How to Keep Up with Restaurant Industry Trends

While some aspects of the industry are evergreen, trends are always on the horizon and the most successful restaurants seek out ways to stay ahead of the competition. By keeping up with new and emerging trends, restaurateurs have the opportunity to offer their regulars a new experience and attract new diners looking for adventure.

1. Read restaurant industry blogs

There are hundreds—possibly thousands—of restaurant industry blogs that are eagerly waiting to be read by restaurateurs like you. We made a list of some of our favorite restaurant management blogs that give us the insights we need when we’re exploring the latest trends in the industry.

2. Stay active on social media

With 77 percent of the US population active on social media today, there is no better place to keep up with trends than the bustling platforms of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Restaurant owners and their hungry diners are constantly sharing their experiences from all over the world, giving you access to millions of emerging experiences and food and beverage trends at your fingertips.

3. Talk to other restaurant owners, managers, and chefs in your community

Although social media gives you access to people from all over the world, sometimes the best knowledge is available right around the corner. Stay connected with the members of your community—both in and out of the restaurant industry—to stay inspired all year long.

What does it take to be an effective restaurant marketer? The strategies you need (and everything you ever wanted to know) are in one place.

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Holly Everett is a content marketer at Upserve, a technology platform that powers restaurants with point of sale, payments, online ordering, in-depth analytics, and more. When she's not writing or reading, Holly spends her free time cooking new recipes, keeping up with trends on social media, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.