Corporate Food Service

Corporate food service includes meals and snacks provided at work, usually by a third-party company contracted to do so by the employer. Corporate food service, like restaurant food service, began in the 20th century with the rise in manufacturing and food distribution.

Corporate food service in America is a highly concentrated industry. Three publicly held corporations each have an approximate 30% market share according to the research group IBISWorld: Sodexo, Aramark Corporation (which operates some corporate food service under its LifeWorks brand), and Compass Group PLC (the parent company of such corporate food service providers as Restaurant Associates, Levy, Flik, Eurest, Canteen, and Bon Appétit Management Company). All three companies also offer food service to schools, museums, sports facilities, hospitals, and other institutions. The remaining ...

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