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A History of Innovation

We started innovating way back in 1929. Nathaniel Leverone, our founder, had a vision focused on three timeless principles that we still follow to this day:

Integrity | Customer Focus | Innovation

These ideals completely changed the perception and future of vending machines and foodservice and established Canteen as a front-runner in the industry. From the first peanut-dispensing coin-operated machines on train platforms in Chicago to completely automated cafeterias in mid-century corporate offices, we have pioneered the expansion of vending into factories, schools, offices and healthcare facilities.

We have proudly led the industry for more than 85 years (we think we look pretty good for our age) and are the only nationwide automated merchandising company in the United States! With over 200 company and franchise locations servicing 48 states, we have continued to grow through a commitment to our clients, a focus on guest experience, and by providing you with an unforgettable service.

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Give a Heart Day 2017

Last February, our Midwest team found and fell in love with Mooseheart International, and its mission to provide much-needed homes to kids and teens, from infancy all the way ...

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The Snack’s Out of the Bag!

  How important is it to have snacks available in the office? A recent survey answers that question perfectly. Here are the facts: 1 in 2 associates say they ...

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is here! What’s not to get excited about? There’s the first day of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and let’s not forget about National Nutrition Month! As a part ...

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A Break from the Ordinary

    It’s true; life tends to get away from us. One minute it’s 9:00 in the morning, and the next it’s noon. Sometimes, the easy choice is to ...

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