Food Production Planning

Customized food prep and production plans for busy restaurants

Improve Food Production Accuracy by utilizing historical consumption patterns and projected sales, construct customized production plans for any time period (i.e. week, day, shift, hour) or food preparation station. Get production into precise, 15-minute intervals when you refine your plans in response to actual sales, consumption, and traffic by dynamically evaluating and changing plans daily and even more often as needed.

Demand Based Production gets “just enough” production with powerful correlations between historical consumption patterns and future sales forecasts. Reduce waste, minimize shortages and crisis situations.

Suggested Ordering makes use of system-generated suggested ordering based on historical consumption patterns, on-hand inventory levels, sales forecasts and par levels to ensure you have the right products to meet customer expectations.

CrunchTime! KitchenSync™ for the ultimate integrated food prep planning and food safety system.



Food safety is easily within your reach. Receive a pre-loaded, WiFi-ready Transact AccuDate XL food safety printer terminal. Set-up: 1) power up, 2) connect to your WiFi, and 3) log into your CrunchTime! Net-Chef account.

Cost recovery

Adjustment Tracking uncovers the highest variances in theoretical food cost.  Begin tracking over-production, inventory adjustments and waste of both raw ingredients and finished goods. 

Protect your brand

Centralized Production Rules ensures consistent food quality by specifying recipe scaling and substitution rules. Increase kitchen efficiency and brand consistency with detailed production steps, plating instructions, images and prep videos through our dynamic recipe book.


Demand Planning and Forecasting is just as important for Labor, too

CrunchTime offers strong forecasting capabilities to help you run a more efficient restaurant.  Accurate forecasting is critical to not only reduce waste (in ordering, food production and scheduling) but to also ensure you properly plan to meet the needs of your customers.  Being understaffed or running out of your best-selling item can have just as large an impact on your bottom line as over-staffing or over-producing.  It is a delicate balance, and CrunchTime understands the transaction-level detail and trends required to generate an intelligent food and labor forecast.

CrunchTime offers various algorithms for forecasting, including:  Same Day Last Year Actuals, Same Day Last Week Actuals, 4 Week Average, Year-Over-Year Trend, and Custom Projected Average (looks at up to 12 weeks of data both current and historical, which can be weighted differently).  Forecasts can also be copied from one week to another; they can easily be scaled up or down; and they can even be imported from another system if necessary.  Forecasts can be viewed and edited by day-part and by revenue center.   The system then breaks down and stores your forecast into 15-minute increments throughout the day.  This way you can see more precise production plans and granular labor demand while scheduling.  Within the forecasting module, managers can view scheduled events and holidays and adjust the forecast accordingly.  They can also reference historical sales data to see how past weather, events, or holidays impacted sales to make more informed decisions.