Food for Thought


Fiscal 2013 Sales Volume: $27,500,000

In the past year, FFT undertook a “back to basics” approach to its daily operations management with increased focus on client and customer relations and heavy investment in staff under new Director of Hospitality Allynn Pattison.

The company also began implementing Open Book Management employee empowerment strategies as the driving force behind its 2020 Vision long-term growth plan and rolled out new proprietary brands Food Initiating Transformation (FIT), an under 400 calorie meal solution, and JUICE, a fresh juice-to-order concept.

Coinciding with a shift in company culture, FFT has undertaken a culinary reinvention by
redeveloping classic, mass appeal items into health focused offerings with “big flavor” and supported by aggressive but playful marketing (e.g., a sandwich called The Notorious P.I.G.)


Ranking #47


Food for Thought

Contact Information
7001 North Ridgeway Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 982-2608


Sales Volume
2013: $27.5
2012: $26
2011: $24

No. of Contracts
2013: 20+
2012: 20+

Segments Served:
B&I (67%), College/University (23%), Golf Club/Banquet Facility (5%), Museums/Perf. Art Ctrs. (5%)


   Nancy Sharp, President/CEO
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