History > The Beginning
British-based Compass Group PLC dates back to 1941 with the foundation of 'Factory Canteens Ltd' in England and Compass Group's beginning in the USA also began with the acquisition of another canteen, Canteen Corporation, located in Spartanburg, SC with $1 billion USD in revenues during this time.
The following year, Compass Group USA relocated its headquarters to Charlotte, NC. We were awarded with what was, at that time, the largest business and industry account in the US foodservice market, providing IBM’s 100,000 employees with food and vending. That same year, we acquired FLIK International, a $56 million USD contract company based in the New York area.