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CrunchTime Back Office Solution Offers New Capability to Optimize Your Product Mix for the Pandemic

CrunchTime!
129 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-888-626-2432
Website: crunchtime.com

As many restaurants begin to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting profit has never been more vital. CrunchTime’s new Menu Engineering Analysis tool can optimize your product mix to ensure you're only selling the products your guests love and are profitable.

Simply put, menu engineering is the science of designing a menu mix in a way that maximizes a restaurant's profits. Many restaurants that invest in menu engineering see profits jump by 10-15% or more. It all starts with the specific ingredients that go into making each product and their food cost percentages.

Once the CrunchTime system determines your food costs, it then determines item popularity by gathering a count of each item sold in a given time period. With margin and transaction volume in hand, menu items are then plotted in a menu engineering matrix, categorizing items into one of four categories:

  1. Stars: High Profitability, High Popularity
  2. Plow Horses: Low Profitability, High Popularity
  3. Puzzles: High Profitability, Low Popularity
  4. Dogs: Low Profitability, Low Popularity

CrunchTime! Impact

Dashboards to easily view all of your restaurant’s performance metrics, plus notifications and alerts.

CrunchTime! Counter

Input inventory counts quickly and easily with voice controls and built-in calculator.

CrunchTime! TeamworX

Labor management employee self-service portal. Designed to empower and keep the entire team on the same page with current shift schedules, time-off requests, shift swaps, and important communications.


Armed with this data, you will be able to identify the highest and lowest product performers along with ones that have room for improvement. This will aid in the next steps of selecting the best items to delight your guests and maximize profit across all your locations.

So, during this "new normal" time in the restaurant business, get strategic about your menu and keep those profits as high as you can. If you have more questions about menu engineering or food costing and would like to learn about how our customers are optimizing their menus with restaurant management software from CrunchTime, reach out to us.

Product Information


What is the technology/solution type?
Enterprise Cloud Restaurant Inventory & Labor Operations Solution

What are the top 5 Most Innovative Features of this tool/application?

  1. Holistic Approach to Operations: Back-of-house restaurant software that handles everything well. CrunchTime gives you full control over your Food & Beverage Operations, Labor Management Operations, and a robust Analytics & Reporting data warehouse.
  2. F&B Inventory Management: Get your food costs under control and keep them there. Get real-time tracking of all inventory items for optimized levels and accurate actual vs. theoretical food cost variances.
  3. Labor Management & Scheduling: We make managing and scheduling your teams easier, more productive, and compliant with all labor laws. Managers can approve requests, automate staff schedules, and communicate messages.
  4. Analytics, Insights, & Reporting: Show operators how they’re doing and what to do next. Customized dashboards tell your people exactly what they need to do to succeed.
  5. Partner Technology Integrations: We seamlessly integrate with the vendors, accounting, POS, and HR & payroll systems already used by your company.
Existing customers for this technology include:

Quick Service
Fast Casual
Full-service Dining
Entertainment Venues
Foodservice
Cruise Lines

Quick Service

Dunkin’
Zaxby’s
Carl’s Jr.

Fast Casual

Jersey Mike’s Subs
Five Guys
Cava

Full Service Dining

P.F. Chang’s
The Cheesecake Factory
City Barbeque

Entertainment

AMC Theatres
TopGolf
Main Event

Foodservice

HMS Host
SSP Travel Experts
Texas Tech University

Cruise Lines

Carnival
Princess
Celebrity
“We’ve been able to shave significant dollar amounts on inventory and labor costs. Smarter decisions product-wise, inventory-wise, using ‘ideal hours’ we’re able to create tighter schedules and use less hours than we would have if we were just doing schedules manually. The resources that CrunchTime’s provided us have gone above and beyond.“
- Director, System Administration, Five Guys Burgers & Fries


Product Information


What is the technology/solution type?
Enterprise Cloud Restaurant Inventory & Labor Operations Solution

What are the top 5 Most Innovative Features of this tool/application?

  1. Holistic Approach to Operations: Back-of-house restaurant software that handles everything well. CrunchTime gives you full control over your Food & Beverage Operations, Labor Management Operations, and a robust Analytics & Reporting data warehouse.
  2. F&B Inventory Management: Get your food costs under control and keep them there. Get real-time tracking of all inventory items for optimized levels and accurate actual vs. theoretical food cost variances.
  3. Labor Management & Scheduling: We make managing and scheduling your teams easier, more productive, and compliant with all labor laws. Managers can approve requests, automate staff schedules, and communicate messages.
  4. Analytics, Insights, & Reporting: Show operators how they’re doing and what to do next. Customized dashboards tell your people exactly what they need to do to succeed.
  5. Partner Technology Integrations: We seamlessly integrate with the vendors, accounting, POS, and HR & payroll systems already used by your company.
Existing customers for this technology include:

Quick Service
Fast Casual
Full-service Dining
Entertainment Venues
Foodservice
Cruise Lines

Quick Service

Dunkin’
Zaxby’s
Carl’s Jr.

Fast Casual

Jersey Mike’s Subs
Five Guys
Cava

Full Service Dining

P.F. Chang’s
The Cheesecake Factory
City Barbeque

Entertainment

AMC Theatres
TopGolf
Main Event

Foodservice

HMS Host
SSP Travel Experts
Texas Tech University

Cruise Lines

Carnival
Princess
Celebrity

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