Five Star Food Service

About Us

Five Star has been expertly stitched together like a tightly woven quilt comprised of the South’s best family businesses in vending and foodservice backed by southern hospitality and world-class service to companies across the Southeast and Midwest. The net result is an extraordinarily customer-oriented business with a heavy dose of family togetherness.

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1993, Five Star has matured into one of the nation’s best and largest out-of-home food and beverage retail solution providers to employers and other commercial, institutional, and educational locations. In 2008, the company restructured and became a franchisee of Canteen, a Compass-Group USA subsidiary, creating the framework of our contiguous footprint across the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Five Star is owned by New York and Los Angeles-based private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co. who acquired the company in 2019. Freeman Spogli & Co. is dedicated exclusively to investing in and partnering with management in consumer and distribution companies.