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Runza National Corp. Implements Crunchtime Back Office Solution

Boston, MA The CrunchTime! back office solution will allow Runza to control food and labor costs by managing restaurant inventory, staffing, and all dimensions of their supply chain, while making operations more consistent. Real-time reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs) and integrated dashboards will deliver sales and cost analytics to support timely decision making across the enterprise.

Runza® Restaurants is a regional Midwest chain of 82 quick-serve restaurants, in operation since 1949. The signature menu item, the Runza® Sandwich, is made of ground beef, cabbage, onion and spices baked inside made-from-scratch bread dough. Additionally, the menu boasts hamburgers, double-dipped onion rings, crinkle cut French fries, chicken sandwiches, homemade chili, soups, salads and shakes.

“Similar to our sourcing of only the best ingredients, we performed an exhaustive evaluation of back-office software solutions specializing in the restaurant industry. We were committed to choosing a company and product that matched our “best in industry” niche, and the clear choice was CrunchTime! Information Systems. Their staff’s unique experience in the restaurant business, and intuitive software solution allowed our committee to unanimously support our partnership with CrunchTime! Information Systems,” said Donald Everett, Jr., President of Runza® Restaurants.

The CrunchTime! enterprise solution combines simplicity with an unmatched breadth of functionality. Integration with POS, accounting, payroll and other third-party systems means customers can manage all dimensions of their business from a single platform. Features include restaurant 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.

“The leadership team at Runza has really rolled up their sleeves, and are leading the implementation.” said Bill Bellissimo, President of CrunchTime! “Their commitment to driving the process and getting results is extraordinary, and makes them an ideal business partner for our company.”

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 and 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 Runza® Restaurants:
Runza® Restaurants operates and franchises 82 restaurants in Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Kansas. For more information, visit http://www.runza.com.