Heartland Payment Systems acquired LunchByte Systems, a school foodservice back office management and point-of-sale company which produces Nutrikids, a menu and inventory management solution for K-12 administrators, staff, parents and students.
Following the 2011 acquisitions of four other providers in the K-12 space, the LunchByte Systems purchase further expands Heartland School Solutions’ position in the K-12 school nutrition and POS technology industry. Heartland now serves more than 29,000 K-12 schools across the United States, representing a nearly 30% market share.
Heartland School Solutions provides child nutrition and payment management solutions to public and private schools throughout the country.
These include POS terminals, a secure online payment portal, mobile payment capabilities and integrated vending solutions, as well as a number of back office management features such as free and reduced meal application processing and meal tracking, and inventory management and menu planning.