Restaurant software company Toast has opened its new offices in DUblin, with the company on track to create 100 jobs this year.
The company, which opened its first international technology and product development centre in Dublin in 2017, is creating jobs across software development, sales and customer support.
The Software as a Service (Saas) all-in-in platform is cloud-based and purpose-built for the restaurant sector. It provides products and financial technology solutions across point of sale, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management.
“Toast originally chose to invest in Ireland largely for its concentration of high level technical capability; over the last several years, we’ve come to reap so many more benefits from our strategic investment here – ease of collaboration with other Toast teams, Irish hospitality and more,” said Robert McGarry, senior vice-president of engineering for Toast and leader of Toast Dublin. “We look forward to more fruitful days to come for Toast in Ireland.”
Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Boston and employs more than 3,000 people across the United States, Ireland, UK, Canada and India.
The news was welcomed by Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English. “It shows that Ireland continues to be a location of choice for FDI thanks to the large pool of highly skilled workforce we have and can attract. The concept of a one-stop-shop for restaurants to manage all their digital needs shows great innovation, and I’ve no doubt it will be welcomed by many companies in the industry. I wish Toast all the best with their new office in Dublin, and with their future endeavours in Ireland.”
Chief executive of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said the expansion underlined the company’s commitment to Ireland, and built on the country’s reputation as an established software hub in Europe and as a strategic location of choice for driving international growth.