About Control

Join us for our 6th annual CrunchTime Control User Conference in Chicago! This is our favorite time of year, when we get together with clients from all over who want to take their use of CrunchTime to the next level. It’s also a great opportunity to network with peers from some of the world’s best restaurant brands, and this year’s location is the icing on the cake… see you there!

Why should you attend?

  • To close the gap between what you can do, and what you want to do
  • To get real-world tips from top performing CrunchTime clients
  • To have your questions answered 1 on 1 by our product experts

If you’re serious about CrunchTime, this is the place to be.

Countdown to Control

Registration

  • 1 Ticket
    400.00 USD

    This ticket gets you into all sessions, networking opportunities and includes meals throughout the conference.

    Ticket price per person. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

  • 2 Tickets
    375.00 USD

    This ticket gets you into all sessions, networking opportunities and includes meals throughout the conference.

    Ticket price per person. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

    $25 off
  • 3 Tickets
    350.00 USD

    This ticket gets you into all sessions, networking opportunities and includes meals throughout the conference.

    Ticket price per person. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

    $50 off
  • 4+ Tickets
    325.00 USD

    This ticket gets you into all sessions, networking opportunities and includes meals throughout the conference.

    Ticket price per person. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

    $75 off

Special Opportunity!

  • CrunchTime A La Carte
    99.00 USD

    NEW this year!

    Join us in the morning before the conference starts and get a private hour (or 2…or 3!) of 1 on 1 consulting for just $99/hour. Meeting with a CrunchTime expert at Control is the ONLY way to get personalized consulting with a subject matter expert without paying for a full day.

    Note: We will no longer have the Smaht Bah sessions at Control. We’ve replaced it with CrunchTime A La Carte to give you higher quality time with our experts!

    Let us know ahead of time what you’d like to work on and we’ll review your account, so we can make maximum use of your time. We will contact you with your time slot before the conference. Some popular topics:

    – Special reports
    – Building templates
    – Using Suggested Order

    *You only have to purchase one A La Carte per company per hour.*

    Limited Spots

Agenda

  • Day One Morning
    Wednesday, October 24
    9:00AM-12:00PM
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CrunchTime A La Carte
    Join us in the morning before the conference starts and get a private hour of 1 on 1 consulting for just $99. Some popular topics:

    • Special reports
    • Building templates
    • Using Suggested Order
    Meeting with a CrunchTime expert at Control is the ONLY way to get personalized consulting with a subject matter expert without paying for a full day. Let us know ahead of time what you’d like to work on and we’ll review your account, so we can make maximum use of your time.
  • Day One Afternoon
    Wednesday, October 24
    11:30AM-5:00PM
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Please allow time to register before the Opening Remarks, so you can collect your conference badge; it’ll give you access to all sessions and the evening event.
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Start the conference right and get to know your fellow participants!
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Opening Remarks
    1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
    Smarter Supply Chains
    This session will focus on our top 5 techniques for managing your supply chain easily and efficiently, for maximum return on your investment of time. We'll have tips on the overall process, how to handle imports, the most important reports, and system automation.
    1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
    CrunchTime in a Franchise Environment
    Come learn how CrunchTime is designed to work in a franchised operation, so you can fine-tune your current setup, or plan for the future. You'll learn which data is shared and separated, and a variety of ways to divide the management of the system between franchisor and franchisees. No experience necessary.
    2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
    Client Presentation:
    Bringing on a Brand Acquisition
    Part of handling the acquisition of a new brand is transitioning them to your systems, including CrunchTime, and this is your chance to learn how from a CrunchTime client who's just done it! They'll share strategies, tactics and tips to make the transition smoother and easier.
    2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
    Comprehensive Labor Management
    Learn how CrunchTime labor tools are designed to be used as an integrated whole to right-size your staffing. There will be a special focus on the various uses of staffing level templates, budgeting for and tracking labor usage in the stores, and our TeamworX mobile app. This is a perfect introduction for the company considering labor, or clients who want to take a step back and review their process.
    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Client Presentation:
    Mobile Apps to Make Life Easier
    This session will be presented by a CrunchTime client with substantial experience using our mobile applications to make their staff more efficient in their day to day management of food and labor;come learn what they've done to make this program a success.
    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Budgeting and Forecasting
    Planning your sales forecast and budgeting food and labor is crucial to profitability, and CrunchTime can help your GMs do it more accurately. This session will include a look at sales forecasting done right, plus Net Sales calculation options, importing budgets for planning and comparisons, and automating your process.
    3:55 PM - 4:40 PM
    Counterpart Round Table
    Join your peers from different companies who do the same job you do, and exchange ideas about using CrunchTime to get better results. This guided discussion has been a favorite at past Control conferences, and for good reason- participants walk away with usable ideas and a newly expanded professional network!
    4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    First Day Closing Remarks
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    The Second City
    We're visiting The Second City studios, where we've reserved an entire theater just for our attendees! You'll enjoy a private dinner, drinks and a special "Best of Second City" show with this iconic Chicago sketch comedy group (Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray and Steve Carell are just a few of their alums).
  • Day Two Morning
    Thursday, October 25
    8:00AM-1:00PM
    8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
    Networking Breakfast
    Come rehash the previous day’s (and/or night’s) events, and get ready for round 2!
    8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
    Tips for Tighter Inventories
    Take a top-down look at how to manage your inventory for lower food costs, from proper setup, to Area Director best practices, reporting, and our Counter mobile app. You'll save some money with this session.
    8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
    The Discipline of Daily Prep
    The Daily Prep module helps you track your recipe prep and inventory more accurately. This session will look at daily best practices, the KitchenSync application, and new features that make Daily Prep easier… it'll be valuable for existing Prep users and newcomers alike.
    9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
    Client Presentation:
    Implementing Labor in a Fast Casual Environment
    Controlling your labor usage in a fast casual operation is critical to profitability. In this session you'll get an insider's look at using CrunchTime to optimize labor in that setting, presented by a CrunchTime client that has deep experience in all aspects of this effort.
    9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
    How to Teach Anyone Anything and Make it Stick
    Chances are you're constantly training people, formally or informally (and often it's about CrunchTime!) In this session you'll learn a technique for teaching that will put you head and shoulders above 90% of the people who attempt to train others!
    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    DIY Executive Business Review
    We do business reviews pretty regularly, and clients are always fascinated to see which data we look at, and the connections we make between what they're doing, and the results they're getting. In this session a senior CrunchTime leader will show you how to take a critical look at your own data, and which questions to ask to improve your results.
    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Meeting the Challenge of Ever-Changing Labor Rules
    Workforce legislation is changing constantly on the city, state, and national level. Issues like Predictive Scheduling and the Fair Work Week can be challenges for your Company and GMs. CrunchTime can help keep your Company in compliance while giving your GMs the information they need to make smart scheduling decisions.
    11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
    Client Presentation:
    Implementing CrunchTime in a Highly Franchised Environment
    Come hear from a veteran CrunchTime client who has completed a highly successful implementation of CrunchTime at 100’s of franchised locations here and abroad. It's a perfect chance to hear first hand about lessons learned, and to have your questions answered by someone who's "been there."
    11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
    You're in Pilot...Now What?
    The Pilot phase of implementation is crucial to the success of your rollout. In this session you'll learn the dos and don'ts that will help you avoid common pitfalls, and make the most of your communications, testing, and implementation goals.
    12:10 PM - 12:55 PM
    Product Strategy
    Join our VP of Product Stratgey as he discusses our plans for future products and enhancements, and the industry and market forces that are shaping them. This is the perfect opportunity to get an insider's look at our product pipeline.
    12:55 PM - 1:00 PM
    Closing Remarks

Location

Where to stay

  • Hotel
    We have a room block reserved at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for $249 per night, which is just steps from the Magnificent Mile and iconic Chicago destinations. There’s even an inside walkway directly to the Summit where all of our sessions will be held.
    Please note that the room block expires on 10/2

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