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Buffets, Inc. Selects CrunchTime! Back Office Solution

Boston, MACrunchTime! Information Systems, a global leader in cost control solutions for the hospitality industry, and Buffet’s Inc., operators of buffet-style concepts including Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, and Fire Mountain, have announced that Buffets has chosen CrunchTime! as its back office solution provider.

CrunchTime! solutions help drive down food and labor costs by allowing precise management of all levels of the supply chain, and staffing needs, while making day-to-day operations more consistent. Real-time reporting on a wide variety of Key Performance Indicators lets users identify sales and cost issues instantly.

“Buffets’ range of brands gives them strength, and also presents an information management challenge.” said Bill Bellissimo, President of CrunchTime! “CrunchTime!’s zero footprint web application will allow them to create food and labor management systems tailored to each concept, and custom reporting ‘hierarchies’ to manage who has access to which information. He added, “They will take full advantage of the system’s power and flexibility.”

CrunchTime!’s enterprise solution combines simplicity with an unmatched breadth of functionality. By providing an integrated platform with the robust tools to manage all dimensions of the business, it empowers customers to maximize performance at every level of their operations. Features include inventory, production planning, ordering and receiving, labor scheduling and workforce management, cash reconciliation, enterprise supply chain management, enterprise reporting, custom dash boards, menu and recipe engineering, automated alerts, and reporting at both the corporate and store levels.

About CrunchTime! Information Systems
CrunchTime! Information Systems is a leading provider of efficiency solutions for the hospitality industries. Since 1995, CrunchTime! solutions have helped customers reduce food & beverage costs, drive labor efficiencies, and better manage the quality and consistency of their food service operations. CrunchTime!’s customers include multi-unit restaurants, cruise lines, hotels and food service management companies around the world. For more information, visit www.crunchtime.com.

About Buffets, Inc.
The company was founded in 1983, and has grown to include the premier buffet-concept brands in the world: Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Country Buffet, and Granny’s Buffet. The company is headquartered in Eagan, MN and currently operates over 500 restaurants throughout the US. For more information, visit www.buffet.com.