CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Foodservice equipment manufacturer Antunes has acquired StoreLynk, a technology company that provides operational support to restaurants and food vendors.
Antunes acquired StoreLynk to assist with its “connected kitchen” platform for the foodservice industry. StoreLynk simplifies the integration of sensors and internet of things-enabled equipment that turns data into a dashboard for reporting purposes. the company said. This technology supports an operation’s standardized actions and procedures.
“We are excited to welcome StoreLynk and its groundbreaking connected kitchen capabilities to the Antunes family,” said Glenn Bullock, CEO of Antunes. “This expansion represents a new chapter for our commitment to customer success in the rapidly modernizing foodservice industry.”
Antunes initially formed an alliance with StoreLynk in 2017, when the companies began development of internet of things-enabled equipment connected through a central analytics hub.
“The StoreLynk platform has proven to help foodservice operators improve food safety, food quality and store operations,” said Daniel Schmidt, director of strategic operations for Antunes. “By harnessing data with StoreLynk’s platform at the equipment, store and regional levels, we can help gain more accurate and timely information to help grow their businesses more profitably.”
Cincinnati-based StoreLynk is an analytics platform that collects data from in-store sensors, equipment and mobile apps to help restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores manage risk, reduce operational costs, simplify compliance and improve food quality.
Antunes, based in Carol Stream, Ill., manufactures countertop cooking equipment and water filtration systems for the foodservice industry.