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CrunchTime Acquires DiscoverLink, Adding Talent Development to Its Restaurant Management Platform


CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc., the leading back-of-house operations platform provider for the restaurant industry, announces the acquisition of DiscoverLink, Inc., a pioneer in restaurant-focused e-learning solutions. The combined organization will provide an end-to-end Performance Management Platform that will not only enable companies to optimize all aspects of their food and beverage operations, but also support the ongoing training and professional enrichment of every team member through an integrated suite of talent management tools.

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DiscoverLink has worked with more than 400 restaurant brands in developing their e-learning solutions, providing:

  • A hospitality-focused Learning Management System (LMS)
  • A content library with more than 100 customizable courses
  • Custom content development
  • Consulting services

In addition, they offer a rich Learning Record Store (LRS) that will enable CrunchTime to leverage machine learning to ensure operators have the right person with the right skills on the right job at the right time.

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“This partnership joins two companies with highly complementary offerings, and a shared passion for driving great outcomes for the hospitality industry,” said Bill Bellissimo, president and founder of CrunchTime. “Together, we’ll be a game-changer for customers by helping them optimize their staff competency and retention, while efficiently driving value from their food and labor operations — all of which are critical to restaurant success. DiscoverLink and CrunchTime are a perfect fit.”

CrunchTime clients will be able to leverage DiscoverLink’s world-class LMS and content library, focused on compliance and leadership development programs for every level of the organization, from hourly employees through multi-unit leaders. DiscoverLink clients will now have access to an end-to-end restaurant management platform that includes inventory, supply chain management, a full suite of labor scheduling, optimization and compliance tools, and rich real-time operational analytics. Comprehensive interoperability design for the platforms will be announced in the coming months.

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