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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.

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 9 million meals a day. So chances are, if you’ve had a meal or snack while you were away from home, you’ve eaten with us. The Compass family of companies provides services to corporate cafes, manufacturing plants, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, museums, restaurants and arenas. We’re proud of the many accomplishments we’ve achieved and the incredible team that helped make it possible.

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