WebstaurantStore Expanding To Tampa, Will Have 300 Openings

The WebstaurantStore​, the world’s largest online restaurant supply store, is expanding to Tampa and will have 300 job openings.

By D’Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff |

Sep 7, 2018 1:56 pm ET |Updated Sep 7, 2018 1:56 pm ET

TAMPA, FL — The WebstaurantStore, the world’s largest online restaurant supply store, is expanding to Tampa where it’s expected to have more than 300 job openings.

WebstaurantStore is an online restaurant supply company that provides more than 280,000 items – from equipment and appliances to food items and serving ware – direct to customers’ doors. Founded in 2004, WebstaurantStore is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with warehouse locations in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Nevada.

The company announced it will open an office at the Woodland Corporate Center, 7702 Woodland Center Blvd., Suite 150, Tampa. The office park is east of the Veterans Expressway between Waters and Sligh avenues.

Within five years, WebstaurantStore expects to invest more than $1 million in its Tampa expansion and hire more than 300 employees in Tampa Bay.

“We are very excited to open our new location in Tampa,” said Dave Groff, president of WebstaurantStore. “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. We look forward to finding those people in the Tampa Bay area.”

Webstaurant worked closely with the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on its expansion plans.

The company’s new Tampa office will comprise two divisions – information technology and customer solutions – located at 7702 and 7802-50 Woodland Center Blvd.

WebstaurantStore has committed to 155 jobs with average salaries estimated above $75,000 in its IT division for positions such as database administration, software engineers, QA engineers, systems engineers, application security specialists, network security specialists and site reliability engineers.

The customer solutions division will include approximately 150 jobs that will provide customer support while also working with IT staff to develop technology that interfaces with customers. The starting salary in the customer solutions division will be $45,000.

“We are proud to see WebstaurantStore expand in Tampa and add more than 300 new jobs for hardworking Floridians. Their commitment to the state of Florida illustrates that our business-friendly policies are working and is a win for the families of Hillsborough County,” said Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“Hillsborough County offers WebstaurantStore the highly skilled IT talent it needs for its next market expansion,” said Sandra Murman, chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re thrilled WebstaurantStore chose our community and look forward to supporting them as they establish their new office in Hillsborough County.”

According to the EDC, WebstaurantStore joins a growing list of companies that have chosen to expand in Hillsborough County recently, including Liftup, Validity and Frank Recruitment Group.

“WebstaurantStore was in search of a new pool of talent, and as a longstanding leader in IT services, Tampa was able to deliver,” said Alan F. List, chairman of the EDC. “We thank WebstaurantStore for bringing hundreds of high-wage jobs to Tampa and we look forward to helping them connect with the talented workforce they need to thrive here.”

WebstaurantStore’s “announcement proves that Florida’s strong workforce talent is a perfect fit for job creators. This is a big win for Hillsborough County families,” said Joe York, vice chairman of Enterprise Florida’s board of directors.

According to its jobs website, the company offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, wellness programs, gym membership reimbursement, paid maternity leave and a 401k with company match. Employees also enjoy regular food service industry training from top manufacturers and product experts.

Openings at the new Tampa office include:

Content Manager

Content Writer

Digital Media Writing Specialist

Development Database Administrator

Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

Front-End Developer

Graphic DesignerTampa, Fl

Senior SEO Analyst

UI/UX Designer

Logistics – Stock Order Support Liaison

Logistics Coordinator

Order Processing Analyst

Supply Chain – Logistics Liaison

Traffic Coordinator

Transportation Specialist

ColdFusion Software Engineer

Jr C# .NET Software Engineer

Mid Level C# .NET Software Engineer

QA Engineer

QA Manager

Senior Level C# .NET Software Engineer

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Software Engineering Manager

Software Engineering Manager Trainee

Bilingual Customer Solutions Specialist

Customer Solutions Leadership Trainee

Customer Solutions Specialist