Restaurant supply company to create more than 300 jobs with Tampa expansion

By Kelsey Sunderland  – Digital Producer,

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Aug 23, 2018, 12:11pm

Online restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore Inc. has plans to expand with a new Tampa office and hundreds of jobs.

With the expansion will be more than 300 customer solutions and IT jobs, as well as $1 million in capital investments.

“Hillsborough County offers WebstaurantStore the highly-skilled IT talent it needs for its next market expansion,” said Sandy Murman, chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, in an announcement from Gov. Rick Scott‘s office.

The company’s new Tampa office will be comprised of two divisions, information technology and customer solutions, located at 7702 and 7802-50 Woodland Center Blvd., respectively.

The company has committed to providing 155 IT jobs, focusing on database administration, software engineers, QA engineers, systems engineers, application security specialists, network security specialists, and site reliability engineers, all with average salaries estimated above $75,000.

The customer solutions division will include approximately 150 jobs with a starting salary of $45,000 that will provide customer support while working with IT staff to develop user-friendly technology.

WebstaurantStore, which was founded in 2004, provides items such as equipment, appliances, food items and serving ware directly to restaurant owners. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the company has warehouse locations in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Nevada.

“As the largest and fastest growing e-commerce company in our industry, we will have a lot of opportunities for new team members in the next few years,” said Dave Groff, president of WebstaurantStore. “We look forward to finding those people in the Tampa Bay area.”