December 08, 2014 10:14 ET

TouchBistro Wins Gold and Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2014

CEO and Founder Alex Barrotti Recognized as Entrepreneur/Founder of the Year, and the TouchBistro Customer Experience Team Named the Silver Winner for Service Department of the Year

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2014) - TouchBistro today announced that it is one of the distinguished companies to win multiple Best in Biz Awards for 2014. The panel of 53 judges - comprised of journalists from top tier newspapers, business, consumer, and technology publications, radio outlets, and analysts from industry leading research firms - selected Alex Barrotti, CEO and Founder of TouchBistro as Entrepreneur/Founder of the Year. The TouchBistro Customer Experience Team was named the silver award winner for Service Department of the Year.

The TouchBistro™ iPAD POS solution is a truly disruptive app that allows restaurants, bars, coffee shops and food trucks to capture tableside orders on a tablet not much larger than an order pad, and instantly transmit the order to the kitchen with preparation preferences. Using TouchBistro, bills can easily be split any way the customer requests and virtually all major credit cards, and electronic or mobile payments systems can be used, including PayPal and Apple Pay.

TouchBistro eliminates the need for servers to re-enter a customer's order into a fixed terminal. This minimizes terminal costs and order errors while increasing operational efficiency, ensuring customers receive their orders faster, and facilitating easier payment. The TouchBistro POS solution can be implemented at just a fraction of the cost of traditional POS systems. Staff can be trained easily on the system in as little as a half hour, eliminating the usual frustrations when trying to get employees up to speed on new systems.

Since being founded in 2010, TouchBistro has become the top revenue generating food and beverage app on the Apple® App Store(SM) in 33 countries.

"I am truly honored to be named Entrepreneur/Founder of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards 2014," said Alex Barrotti, TouchBistro CEO and Founder. "TouchBistro has worked diligently to provide a groundbreaking POS solution to the food and beverage industry that uses the most advanced technologies to raise the level of efficiency, and take patron services to entirely new standards. The silver award for Service Department of the Year is a highly valued acknowledgement of our Customer Experience Team's commitment to the success of our customers."

Best in Biz Awards' fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. More than 550 award nominations were received this year from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.

"As someone who was previously unfamiliar with the businesses represented in the Support Department of the Year category, I was fascinated to read the entries," said Deb Brasier, Quad-City Times, judging her second Best in Biz Awards. "Each business laid out interesting accomplishments and goals, and ranking them was quite the challenge."

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune,, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain's New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Fierce Online Video, IDB Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, Journal Times, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Marketing Profs, MediaPost, Miami Herald, Motley Fool, New York Observer, NorthBay Biz, PC Magazine, peHUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Quad-City Times, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Tech Cocktail, Tech-Gaming,, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit:

About TouchBistro

With offices in New York and Toronto, TouchBistro is a leader in iPAD restaurant point-of-sale technology for restaurants, cafes, bars, food trucks, and other food and drink venues. The TouchBistro app has been ranked as the top-grossing food and beverage app in 33 countries on the Apple® App Store(SM). TouchBistro was recently named one of the '2014 Hottest Companies in New York City' by lead411 and a finalist in one of the 'Top Up and Coming Canadian Companies' by PWC. TouchBistro offers a 45-day free trial that can be converted to a no-contract subscription. Additional information is available at

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International program in January 2015. Any organization worldwide may participate in the International program in any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit:

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