Growth 500 ranks Canada’s most ambitious, innovative, and successful businesses based on revenue growth over five years
TORONTO – September 13, 2018 – TouchBistro has been ranked as the 24th fastest-growing company in Canada in the 30th annual 2018 Growth 500 listing published by Canadian Business. Companies included in the Growth 500 are ranked based on five-year revenue growth.
TouchBistro has grown from concept and a handful of employees to a team of more than 300 in a few short years. The company’s award-winning iPad POS is built from the ground up to work as the heart of a restaurant’s operations. It streamlines and simplifies all aspects of running a restaurant – from order taking, payment processing, menu management, accounting, reporting, inventory management, and staff scheduling, to customer loyalty. The TouchBistro POS has been deployed in more than 15,000 restaurants across 100 countries.
“We love being part of Canada’s thriving business community and are very well positioned to continue our exponential growth in the years to come,” says Alex Barrotti, CEO and founder of TouchBistro. “I have the pleasure of leading an exceptional team who share the company’s vision to deliver an outstanding product and provide great customer service to help restaurant owners streamline their operations, more effectively support their staff, and improve the dining experience for their customers.”
Barrotti conceived the idea for TouchBistro in 2010 when a friend – a sushi restaurant owner – requested assistance to improve the patio service he offered. At the time, the iPad had just launched. It was the perfect form factor for a waiter to carry to the table and take orders or payments, but there was no restaurant point-of-sale software available for the device. So Barrotti pulled together a team of talented designers, developed TouchBistro, and personally hit the streets of Toronto to demonstrate and sell the solution to local restaurants. Initially, everyone thought the iPad was just a gimmick and would never catch on as a productivity tool, but Barrotti persisted. Fast forward to 2018, and today it is common to see tablets used to take orders and payments in restaurants, and TouchBistro is a leading global restaurant point-of-sale solution.
The advice Barrotti gives to any entrepreneur who wants to build a big, growing company, is this: “You need courage to pursue things, despite other people saying, ‘It is never going to happen,’ or ‘You can’t do it.’ I disagree with the negativity. It is so easy to be a skeptic and give up. But what is the challenge in that? You have to ignore the naysayers, watch the trends, believe in yourself, and take action.”
TouchBistro is an iPad POS built for restaurant people, by restaurant people – with every feature designed to meet the unique needs and fast pace of the foodservice industry. TouchBistro has powered over 15,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and helps restaurateurs run better businesses and makes managing a restaurant easier. TouchBistro offers in-depth training and free 24/7 technical support provided by POS specialists who have also worked in the restaurant industry. With offices in Toronto, New York, Austin, Chicago, London, and Mexico City, TouchBistro is a global POS leader and is changing the way restaurateurs worldwide run their businesses. TouchBistro offers a 30-day free downloadable trial. Additional information is available at www.touchbistro.com.