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FM Top 50 2015: No. 41 Lakeview Center Inc. dba Gulf Coast Enterprises

Fiscal 2014 Revenues: $38,000,000

Gulf Coast Enterprises (GCE) derives 70 percent of its 2014 revenue total of $127.7 million from facilities and other non-foods services. The figures listed are those generated by dining operations only. Dining, in fact, has been decreasing as a percentage of the total business, dropping from nearly half of revenues in 2013 to 30 percent last year. However, the company as a whole has been booming, growing revenues almost 48 percent in just the past year.

In 2014, the GCE Healthcare Food Service Team developed a Food Operations program to standardize practices at all current and future accounts.  With the addition of sub-acute hospital accounts, a four week cycle menu was developed with the ability to ‘swap out’ regional and ethnic preferences based on facility location. In addition, a web based account audit system has been rolled out with completion anticipated during 2nd quarter of 2015.

The recently introduced Culinary Favorites healthcare food/nutrition program includes enhancements to patient menus focusing on fresh and homemade alternatives such as homemade granola, along with a new line of decorative signage and marketing tools.

GCE is a unit of the vocational services division of Lakeview Center, a social services provider affiliated with Baptist Health Care. It operates food service at 26 facilities in seven states and the District of Columbia, serving over 10,000,000 meals a year and employing more than 600 persons with disabilities, mostly military veterans disabled in combat. Major contract activity produced a new gain of 11 accounts (from 16 to 27) during 2014 and an additional hospital and a military account are scheduled to begin in early 2015.  



Lakeview Center Inc. dba Gulf Coast Enterprises

Contact Information    
2001 N. E St., Pensacola, Fla. 32563
(850) 595-1330


2014: $38
2013: $41
2012: na

No. of Contracts    
2014: 17
2013: na

Business Mix:
Dining Operations (100%)

Segments Served:
Military (76%), Senior Dining (16%), Hospitals (8%)


Gary Murphy, senior operations executive

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