Sodexo Expands North American Corporate Food Offering
Sodexo is expanding the geographical reach of its latest acquisition, the Vancouver-based corporate catering aggregation platform Foodbee, to New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Montreal.
Acquired by the French multinational foodservice and facility services provider on 12th July, Foodbee services businesses with flexible workforces and currently features 800+ local restaurants in 14 cities across the United States and Canada.
With subscriptions starting at US $6.99 per month, companies can invite employees to use the platform to pre-order or arrange same day delivery of meals to central location. Each meal is delivered individually wrapped and labeled, and employees can store their dietary restrictions, allergies, and food preferences to filter options quickly and make future ordering easier. The menu offer is varied, from healthy dishes to comfort foods.
In addition to partnering with Sodexo-managed clients in Corporate Services, Foodee’s current and future self-operated restaurant partners can leverage Sodexo’s subsidiary brand for group purchasing, entegra Procurement Services. Entegra provides direct cost savings to clients on food, products, and services as well as additional earned rebates, market insights and advisory services.
"We founded Foodee to help local restaurateurs feed innovative companies seeking to attract and retain great teams," explains Ryan Spong, CEO, Foodee. "There is no better partner in food and corporate services than Sodexo to support our growth targets and extend our impact internationally and across sectors. Foodee’s off-premise delivery and menu-planning software strengthen Sodexo’s existing corporate offering and we look forward to bringing a broader suite of solutions to our shared clients."
David Bailey, CEO, Corporate Services, Sodexo North America, adds: "We are excited to add Foodee’s innovative, contactless delivery option for our clients seeking to support local restaurants.
"As the workforce evolves, we believe that employees will love the convenience and variety that Foodee provides to support their dietary needs.
"We have already seen the success of Foodee and Nourish Inc., partnering to serve clients in our Northern California market."
Since launching in 2012, Foodee has served more than 10 million meals.
Sodexo expects to add the newly announced Foodbee locations within the next 12 months.