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Canteen is the largest vending company in the country with more than five million customers purchasing from its machines on a daily basis. Canteen Vending Company has kiosks that feature snacks, sandwiches, salads, beverages, and coffee. Canteen ensures customer happiness by instituting a “200% Satisfaction Guarantee”. The latest technological advances send reports to the machine’s owners if any malfunctions occur, as well as which items are most popular or do not sell as quickly to ensure that items are stocked according to the client’s wants and needs. Recently, Canteen unrolled its new “Avenue C” technology, which has food (snacks, fresh food, beverages) outside of a machine that customers can pay for via a self-checkout.

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Facts & Figures


Canteen franchises operate out of 48 states. Under the Canteen brand, franchisees can offer businesses a variety of types of vending machines and kiosks. Food service is made easy with Canteen as most business is conducted without needing to have an employee present.

Canteen Franchise Opportunities - History

Nathaniel Leverone began Canteen Vending Company in 1929. The business consisted of just 100 vending machines that sold five-cent candy bars. At the time, vending machines were considered unreliable, so Leverone set about to legitimatize the business. More than 80 years later, Canteen is now the biggest vending machine company in the world.

Canteen Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Canteen Franchise Income

Currently, Canteen Vending Company’s investment figures are unavailable. With such a wide variety of services of varying costs, interested franchisees should consult with the company to learn of opportunities and costs.

Canteen Business Opportunities: Other Information

Canteen has begun vending existing restaurant franchise’s foods like Blimpie, Great Steak, Au Bon Pain, Tony Roma’s, Checkers and Rally’s, and Krystal. Now customers can get fresh food on-the-go without even going into a restaurant. Canteen Vending Company has recently kicked off a sustainability initiative. Snack machines use florescent bulbs, recycling is emphasized, vending machines sell alternatives to plastic water bottles, and some trucks are powered by alternative fuels.

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