TouchBistro Wins the Global Business Award from the Growth 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

November 6, 2018

American Express Canada and Canadian Business recognize TouchBistro for dramatically scaling its business outside of Canada in the past five years

TORONTO, November 6, 2018 – TouchBistro has been named the Global Award Winner of the 2018 Growth 500, sponsored by American Express Canada. Annually, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian’s fastest-growing companies. This year seven companies were selected for additional recognition of unique achievements. The Global Business Award singled out the Growth 500 company whose leadership demonstrates a superb understanding of and appreciation for the importance of global sales in scaling a business.

The Global Business Award was presented to Alex Barrotti, CEO and Founder of TouchBistro, by Kristine Tsaousidis, Vice-President of the SME division of Global Commercial Services at American Express Canada, during the Growth 500 CEO Summit Awards Luncheon that took place at the Fairmont Royal York on October 17.

“There are so many worthy winners among this year’s crop of Growth 500 companies. There are stories of companies dominating familiar markets, like the U.S., in innovative ways,”said Tsaousidis. “And there are stories of companies successfully selling in virtually every market around the world—including Antarctica. But one stands out: Toronto-based TouchBistro.”

TouchBistro is an iPad Point-of-Sale solution specifically for restaurants, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store from anywhere in the world and installed immediately to improve business efficiencies. It has gained broad acceptance world-wide as it makes running a restaurant easier by streamlining and simplifying all aspects of restaurant management, no matter the country. It has an intuitive user interface that is easy to learn, with work flows that mirror the way a restaurant actually operates, helping restaurateurs make more money and deliver a great guest experience while taking the guesswork out of making business decisions. It has been deployed in over 100 countries at more than 15,000 venues including cafes, bars, breweries, food trucks, QSRs, and full-service restaurants. Headquartered in Toronto, TouchBistro has offices in New York, Austin, Chicago, London, and Mexico, and offers 24/7 phone and online customer support and training to users around the world.

“It has been incredibly rewarding to grow TouchBistro acceptance from our home base in Toronto and gain such traction around the world. While we localize our app for each country as needed – for things like currency, language and tax reporting requirements – every culture eats, they love their restaurants, and their restaurant owners want to adopt technology that supports their success,” said Barrotti.  “Our software-as-a-service model gives restaurateurs instant access to the technology they need to increase their efficiency, and they don’t have to wait for a shipment to arrive or pay higher costs that come with fancy packaging. It’s a total win-win. Thanks so much to Amex, the Global 500 and Canadian Business for this tremendous acknowledgement of our global success.”

About TouchBistro

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  


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Kari Wise
Boulevard Public Relations (for TouchBistro)
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