Restaurant management platform Toast has expanded to a new office in Dublin that will result in 120 new jobs.

The Irish site is the company’s first international technology and product development centre globally and was first established in 2017. Since then, the team has grown to over 40 staff members across engineering, development and support roles.

“Dublin is a recognised technology hub in Europe which makes it the right location for our investment in this great new office”

“The response to placing our first international office in Dublin has been positive and we look forward to growing our presence here,” said Toast’s senior vice-president for Engineering Hugh Scandrett.

“I look forward to expanding our team with talented people and developing products that will be central to Toast’s growth in the coming years. Dublin is a recognised technology hub in Europe which makes it the right location for our investment in this great new office.”

A toast to Dublin’s tech prowess

The new office based in Ballast House on Westmoreland Street accommodates over 200 people. Toast is now hiring new recruits in software engineering, data analytics, product design and software development. The company is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“This expansion shows that we continue to have the right skills and talent available to enable exciting companies to grow and further embed their operations in Ireland,” said the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Buckley, TD.

Launched in 2013, Toast powers successful restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant point-of-sale, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications.

By pairing technology with an unrivalled commitment to customer success, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences. Toast was named to the 2019 Forbes Fintech 50, 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Finals, 2018 Forbes Cloud 100, and recognized as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America on the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500.

“IDA is delighted to support the growth plans for Toast in Dublin and welcomes the additional R&D investment for the technology ecosystem in Ireland,” said Mary Buckley, executive director, IDA Ireland.

“High growth international companies continue to be attracted to Ireland due to the ease of access to a talented workforce.”

Written by John Kennedy

Published: 17 July 2019

Westmoreland Street image: Cinematographpictures /Shutterstock

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