This company points the way to managed foodservices. Compass Group USA provides catering and dining services to corporate clients, educational and healthcare facilities, and sports and entertainment venues in Canada, Mexico, and the US. Its operating units include Bon Appétit Management Co. (corporate dining), Chartwells (school dining services), and Morrison Management Specialists (healthcare dining). The company's Levy Restaurants unit also operates fine dining locations, as well as concessions at sports and entertainment venues. In addition, the company offers vending services and on-site dining. It is a division of UK-based Compass Group.
Compass Group's Levy Restaurants has been expanding its presence in sports and entertainment catering, acquiring the concessions business at Chicago's United Center in 2009. The arena is home to the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. Its Eurest Services unit, meanwhile, expanded its business facilities offerings that year by purchasing Illinois-based KIMCO Corporation.
The company has also been boosting its healthcare offerings. Its Crothall Services grew its healthcare support services business the previous year by acquiring Colorado-based Medi-Dyn, a provider of hospital housekeeping contract management services. Compass also provides support services to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the US.
In addition to its dining and foodservices subsidiaries, Compass Group operates contract and corporate dining services through a partnership with Thompson Hospitality, and it owns a 90% stake in Wolfgang Puck Catering, an event planning venture with the celebrity chef.
Food is not everything the company provides. Its Crothall Services Group offers janitorial and environmental services, laundry and linen care, patient transportation, clinical equipment services, and facilities management to firms in the healthcare, education, business, and industrial sectors in the US. – less