The idea for the nation’s largest automated merchandising company came about when founder Nathaniel Leverone was waiting for a train. The year was 1928. He was immediately disappointed when he tried out a few coin-operated machines that produced stale product or no product at all. It was shortly thereafter that he founded the Automatic Canteen Company (Canteen). Since its inception, Canteen has focused on providing high-quality products with exceptional service. The Canteen brand has been recognized for years for its innovative approach to delivering snacks and beverages to America’s hard-working people; subsequently transforming the work place and helping boost morale throughout the country. Join us as we journey back through time to see how Canteen became the company it is today.