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Providing snacks, meals and beverages to fuel America’s workplace, schools, hospitals, and everywhere in between, that’s Canteen!  We’re the country’s largest automated merchandising company.

Wait… Canteen offers more than vending machines?  Why YES we do! Our network of over 200 corporate and franchise locations in 48 states allows us to offer vending, micro-market, office coffee and dining services wherever you need us. Plus, we partner with Best Vendors to provide our services effectively and consistently to large national companies with teams and facilities spread throughout the country.

It all started in 1929, when company founder Nathaniel Leverone built Canteen around three timeless principles: integrity, customer focus and innovation. At that time, the industry needed a leader who could provide high-quality products at a fair price with excellent service. He started Canteen to do that and so much more.

Today, we continue to integrate these principles into our operations by listening to our customers and continually refining the guest experience with new initiatives and innovative solutions.

Canteen … Always Fresh. Always On.

Why Canteen?

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About Compass Group

Compass Group LogoCanteen is a division of Compass Group North America, the national leader in foodservice management and support services, serving over 8.5 million meals a day.  If you’ve had a meal or snack while you were away from home, chances are, you’ve dined with us. The Compass family of companies provides services to corporate cafes, manufacturing plants, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, museums, restaurants and arenas.

The Company We Keep

Fortune LogoForbes Best Employers 2015 Logo2016: Compass Group ranked #33 on Fortune Magazine’s list of global companies changing the world

2015: Compass Group recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers

2014: Food Management ranked Compass #1 on its Top 50 Management Companies list

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