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Tech company Toast says it plans to hire a few hundred workers in Omaha in the next few years

Posted at 1:57 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 15:00:41-05

A Boston tech company opening an office in Omaha confirms to 3 News Now it plans to hire "a few hundred people in the next few years."

Toast, which offers cloud-based solutions to restaurants and dining establishments, announced yesterday its plans to open in Omaha early next year.

According to Toast CFO Tim Barash, the company looked at data for cities across North America, eventually narrowing the search down to a half dozen cities - two of which were located in the Midwest.

Barash says Omaha stood out.

"We were blown away by not only the quality of the food, but by the passion of chefs," he said.

Barash also says the financial services industry, software companies and homegrown companies - like Hudl and Flywheel - helped solidify their decision.

The company began touring spaces in Omaha nine moths ago. While it hasn't chosen a specific location yet, Barash says they were impressed with the Downtown and Old Market area, Midtown and further west.

Toast will hire for sales, customer success and technology roles in Omaha. A few positions are already posted on its website.