Headquartered in Chertsey, Surrey, Compass Group plc is a British multinational company that provides contract food services and other support services like cleaning and property management.
Among the contract food services companies, it is currently the largest in the world. It was founded in 1941 by Jack Bateman as Factory Canteens Limited. Presently, it is present in over 50 nations and has even served food in 7 Canadian correctional facilities. It employs over 500,000 people and is growing robustly, beating Aramark and Sodexo. It independently owns the varied brand portfolio of Mama Leone’s, Steamplicity, Zona Mexicana, Deli Marche, Outtakes, PUUR, and Caffe Liscio. It also operates the franchisees for Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Costa Coffee and Starbucks. It operates under the name Eurest Services as a food and vending organization with its presence in over 80 countries. Eurest also provides catering and dining services to many companies in America.