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Compass Group, North America is the leader in food management and hospitality. By combining fresh ideas with the industry’s greatest talent, we continue to set the standards for food and service excellence.

We are an $8.8 billion organization with associates throughout the US, Mexico and Canada. Our parent company is UK-based Compass Group PLC, a $20.2 billion foodservice company. In 2007, Compass Group PLC was named the world’s 13th largest employer by Fortune magazine.

Launched in 1996 to serve the Business & Industry sector, Eurest Dining Services marked its first year of operations in North America by winning the IBM account. This was the largest contract ever awarded in the history of the industry. Since then, Eurest has grown rapidly -- adding new clients, and major national contracts.

Thompson Hospitality is one of the largest minority owned businesses in the US and the largest minority owned foodservice company in the World.  From 1994 – 2006, Thompson Hospitality has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the country’s top 100 minority businesses.  Thompson Hospitality formed a joint venture strategic partner with the Compass Group in 1997, operating across all of Compass business lines.  Thompson Hospitality is dedicated to demonstrating the value that diversity brings to all that they do.

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier foodservice, restaurant and catering company, operating over 150 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to corporate dining, educational facilities, museums, performing arts centers, zoos, aquariums, and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland and Philadelphia.  Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group, The Americas Division, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

Canteen is the most recognized name in vending. Established in 1929 in Chicago with just five-cent candy bar machines, Canteen has revolutionized the industry with its cutting-edge Market Central designs, Fresh To You fresh food options and exclusive partnerships with popular national and international brands. Canteen is the only vending company in the US with a franchise system that serves clients in vending, dining and Office Coffee Service (OCS) locations.

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