US restaurant management platform Toast said it plans to create 100 jobs this year as it opens its new office on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.
Toast said the new jobs will be across several functions including software development, sales and customer support.
Launched in 2013 in the US, Toast powers restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant point of sale, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology.
It set up its first international technology and product development centre in Dublin in 2017.
Robert McGarry, Senior Vice President of Engineering for Toast and leader of Toast Dublin office, said the company 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,” he said,
We look forward to more fruitful days to come for Toast in Ireland,” he added.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said the company’s expansion underlines Toast’s commitment to Ireland.
“It builds on Ireland’s reputation as both an established software hub in Europe and as a strategic location of choice for driving international growth,” the IDA CEO added.
Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English said he was happy to hear that the new Toast jobs will be in a range of areas including software development, sales and customer support.
“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,” he added.