Canteen’s track record of innovation began in 1929. Company founder Nathaniel Leverone built his business strategy around three timeless principles that would revolutionize the history of vending machines: integrity, customer focus and innovation. A commitment to these guiding principles has helped establish Canteen as a front-running organization within the vending industry.
The vending industry has recognized Canteen’s innovative leadership for more than 80 years. From the first peanut-dispensing machines on Chicago train platforms to completely automated cafeterias in mid-century corporate offices, Canteen pioneered the massive expansion of vending into offices, factories, schools and healthcare facilities in the 20th century. Customers, too, have taken notice of Canteen, and our unwavering dedication to customer care and service throughout the years has opened countless inroads that have allowed us to continue to advance our founder’s original vision.
Today, Canteen is a member of the Compass Group North America Division, the leading foodservice and support services company with $11 billion in revenues in 2011. With 470,000 associates worldwide, Compass Group is a world leading food management and support services company that has set the very highest standards for the quality of service provided.
Canteen continues the great tradition that began back in 1929. Through a commitment to our clients and by listening to our customers, we continually work to redefine the vending experience with new quality initiatives that provide the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
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