New York-based coffee roaster will supply coffee and food to Sodexo’s Corporate Services clients in the US and Canada as part of an exclusive 10-year deal
For Five Coffee Roasters founders Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos | Photo Credit: For Five Coffee Roasters
Food service and facilities management firm Sodexo North America has signed a 10-year workplace hospitality deal with New York’s For Five Coffee Roasters.
The terms of the deal will see For Five supply premium coffee and food to Sodexo Corporate Services dining locations in the US and Canada, which include the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC and the US offices of international law firm Foley Hoag LLP.
For Five's menu will also be available at Sodexo-managed sites across Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, and Boston, as well as Sodexo’s corporate meal planning platform, Foodee, which aggregates more than 800 restaurants across 15 US cities.
“Together, we will elevate the customer experience in corporate dining to meet the needs of today’s evolving workplace. Whether companies welcome employees back to the office, or support them in other locations, they want to roll out the best in flexible dining,” said David Bailey, CEO – Corporate Services, Sodexo North America.
The long-term partnership indicates increasing confidence in workers returning to offices in the US, but also increased flexible and hybrid working in the wake of the pandemic.
In July 2021, JAB Holdings-controlled Panera Bread launched Panera Connects
, a corporate catering service offering home food and beverage delivery for remote meeting attendees.
Sodexo maintains a presence across 56 countries, providing integrated food, facilities management and organisational services to clients in the corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government sectors. In October 2021, the company reported full-year revenues of €17.4bn ($20.2bn) – 87% of 2019 levels.
The decade-long partnership represents a significant win for For Five Coffee Roasters, which currently operates 30 coffee shops in the US alongside a retail and wholesale coffee business.