TORONTO – Sept. 19, 2023 – Toast (NYSE: TOST), the all-in-one digital platform built for restaurants, today announced the establishment of a partnership with Gordon Food Service, a leading family operated foodservice distributor in North America, that will see the two companies work together to support the restaurant community in Canada. Toast is now the preferred point of sale (POS) partner for Gordon Food Service Canada.
This new partnership with Gordon Food Service will leverage the strengths of both companies to provide restaurants with a more streamlined customer experience, access to technological solutions, and other benefits.
“We see a clear opportunity for Toast and Gordon Food Service to work together to support the Canadian restaurant community,” said Jen DiRico, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Toast International. “We’re proud to launch our first international channel partnership here in Canada with Gordon Food Service, a company that aligns closely with our mission to help restaurants do what they love and thrive. We serve thousands of restaurant locations globally and we’re excited to be just getting started in Canada, where we officially launched in April.”
Toast's expertise in restaurant technology paired with the passion Gordon Food Service has for bringing the best technology and available innovation to customers across its extensive Canadian distribution network is designed to help empower restaurant owners to thrive in an increasingly competitive market.
“For nearly 30 years we’ve delivered the solutions, products and expertise our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences,” said Joel Marsh, Senior Director for Sales and Marketing at Gordon Food Service. “Partnering with Toast to provide our Canadian customers with access to the latest restaurant-led technologies is core to our approach as a high-tech and high-touch partner and furthers that mission of accelerating our customers' success.”
About Gordon Food Service
For 126 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. Beginning as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, we’ve grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach since 1897—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators coast-to-coast in Canada, and in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants and event planners— Gordon Food Service helps customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy and remember. For more information, please visit www.gfs.ca.