Margaritas Mexican Restaurants Implements the CrunchTime! Restaurant Back Office Solution

Restaurant enterprise system controls food and labor costs, drives operational consistency at the growing casual dining chain.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012 - With a successful chain of casual dining restaurants in New England, and robust growth plans, the leadership team at Margaritas Mexican Restaurants needed an edge-of-the-art restaurant back office system to reduce costs and enforce brand standards. They turned to CrunchTime! Information Systems for a powerful, scalable solution.

CrunchTime!, a global leader in hospitality solutions, helps companies drive down food and labor costs by allowing precise management of all levels of the restaurant supply chain, and staffing, 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.

The team at Margaritas used the CrunchTime! solution to replace several tools (from spreadsheets to stand-alone software) they’d been using to manage the business. The new integrated system gives team members instant access to incisive information, and will enable faster, smarter business decisions across the enterprise- a critical need as the company grows.

John Pelletier, Founder and CEO of Margaritas, says, “CrunchTime! has allowed us to dive into our information and receive reporting at an entirely new level that we have not seen in our 25 year history. Since we have launched it, we have already discovered areas where we can see immediate savings in our Operations, and it has highlighted where we can build future savings without compromise to our product quality or brand.”

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
  • Reporting at both the corporate and store levels

“The executive team at Margaritas has a clear vision for how technology can support their incredible customer experience, and help them grow successfully.” Said Bill Bellissimo, CEO of CrunchTime! He added, “They are laser-focused on using the system to enforce clearly defined business rules, keep the leadership team deeply informed, and to promote top notch execution in the field so they can enhance their brand as they grow.”

About CrunchTime! Information Systems

CrunchTime! Information Systems is a leading provider of cost control 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 http://www.crunchtime.com.

About Maragaritas Mexican Restaurants

Founded 25 years ago by John Pelletier, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Group has 23 locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New Jersey. From colorful authentic décor to a commitment to community relations through charitable events, student field trips and visiting artist demonstrations, Margaritas provides an atmosphere rich with the culture and flavors of Mexico. Margaritas was recently crowned the Best Regional Chain by New Hampshire Magazine and was named to the publication’s Hall of Fame for its inclusion in “Best of New Hampshire” for 10 consecutive years. For more information and restaurant locations, visit margs.com.

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