Thompson Hospitality 2012


Ranking #6

Thompson is one of the country’s largest minority-owned businesses. It operates both franchised commercial restaurants and onsite dining sites.

The company operates campus dining at almost two dozen higher education accounts, many of them historically black colleges and community colleges. It also partners with various business units of Compass Group on corporate dining and K-12 school contracts, including Chicago Public Schools.

Thompson continues its use of locally sourced sustainable and healthier menu offerings and has also begun to use more interactive chef stations. The company recently launched mobile ordering on its college campuses, added campus services to its education clients and continued to grow retail concepts in its contracts using brands from its restaurant group, such as Austin Grill, Be Right Burger and American Tap Room.




Major Segments Served:
College/University (32%). K-12 (15%), Hospitals (8%), Convention/Conference Ctrs. (5%), Museums/Perf. Art Ctrs (3%), Arenas/Stadiums (2%)

No. of Contracts
2011: 185
2010: 160

Sales Volume
2011: $375
2010: $351

Onsite Leaders

  • Innovators

  • Top 50

  • Best Concepts

  • Silver Plate


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