The perpetrators fled the scene when confronted by staff.
Gardaí are investigating the aggravated burglary of a restaurant in Offaly.
The incident occurred at a premises on St. Mary's Road in Edenderry at 8.30 yesterday evening.
Two men in dark clothing entered the building and attempted to gain access to a back office, but fled the scene when confronted by staff.
They left in a dark coloured saloon, travelling in the Dublin Road direction.
Anyone who was in the area between 8 and 9 o'clock last night or may have dashcam footage is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station.