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Meet the 2022 FM Top 50 companies

The 2022 edition of the Food Management Top 50 Contract Management Companies lists the 50 largest firms by 2021 revenue that operate dining, catering and other food-related services for clients in venues like schools, colleges, hospitals, senior living facilities, businesses and sports and entertainment venues.

Food Management’s 2022 Top 50 Contract Management Companies tabulates the 50 largest firms by 2021 revenue operating dining, catering and other food-related services for clients in fields ranging from schools, colleges, hospitals and senior living facilities to workplaces, sports and entertainment venues, corrections facilities and parks/recreation centers. Each company is ranked by top-line North American revenues for fiscal or calendar year 2021. All figures are self-reported, unless noted with an (e), which designates an FM estimate derived from research and analysis, including published reports and previously submitted company data, when available.

It should be noted that while the goal of the Top 50 is to provide the most accurate comparison of the largest foodservice contractors, it does not necessarily reflect each firm’s relative presence in a particular segment or market. Also, some companies—particularly the top three—do some of their business in areas other than foodservice, something we have tried to note in the listings under “Business Mix” where available.

Obviously, the entire foodservice contract industry continues to be significantly affected by the COVID-19 virus and its variants, impacting different market segments to various degrees, so we have included historical revenue data from previous Top 50 listings where available to indicate how each firm was affected in its top-line numbers by the crisis and what is the historical norm they might be expected to return to post-pandemic if they can maintain solvency and adapt their operations to the new market realities.

In addition, we asked each firm to provide a summary of how they have been responding to the challenge of the continuing pandemic and its effects over the past year, and what business adjustments and operational changes they’ve been making. These are presented in edited form as part of each entry that submitted a response.

Correction: April 01, 2022
An error in the data submitted by Creative Dining Services (CDS) for the 2022 Top 50 mistakenly stated that the company’s revenues for 2021 were $67.176 million. The figure is actually $97.176 million, which raises CDS from #31 to #28 on the listing. The Top 50 has been updated to reflect that change.
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