Thompson Hospitality


Ranking #8

Thompson is one of the country's largest minority-owned businesses. It operates both franchised commercial restaurants and onsite dining sites. Earlier this year it was named Black Enterprise magazine's 2010 Industrial/Service Company of the Year for its impressive performance in the face of a tough economy.

Thompson operates campus dining at almost two dozen higher education accounts, many of them historically black colleges and community colleges, as well dining as catering at high-profile corporate clients like Procter & Gamble and Verizon and at Walter Reed Army Hospital. It also partners with various business units of Compass Group on corporate dining and K-12 school contracts, including Chicago City Schools, where the company has recently ramped up efforts to secure more locally grown fruits and vegetables for the district dining program.




Major Segments Served:
B&I (39%), College/University (30%). K-12 (15%), Hospitals (7%), Museums/Perf. Art Ctrs. (6%), Arenas/Stadiums (3%)

No. of Contracts
2009: 140
2008: 120

Sales Volume
2009: $321
2008: $270

Onsite Leaders

  • Innovators

  • Top 50

  • Best Concepts

  • Silver Plate


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