Refreshment services are an important component of the work place. When they’re done well, and backed by 24/7 service, they can exert a positive impact on the atmosphere of any organization--increasing morale and even improving employee retention rates.
At Continental Canteen®, we understand the importance of vending services, office coffee programs and water filtration systems. And we do them very, very well. So well, in fact, that we can claim the highest customer retention rate in the industry—98.5%.
What makes our approach unique? A number of factors:
When you do business with Continental, you’re partnering with one of the top 50 food management companies in the nation.* A company that has built its success—and its reputation—on a policy of complete customer satisfaction.
As part of Continental Canteen, we can offer you an array of quality and cost advantages not available through smaller suppliers.
Our customer service system is recognized by NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) as being one of the best in the country.
*Food Management Magazine, 2006
At Continental Canteen, our goal is to deliver premier vending programs that make a noticeable improvement in your workplace—and in the lives of your employees. We start with a wide selection of both healthy and indulgent snacks and meal solutions. Then our vending specialists develop enticing, customized menu options that offer an attractive, convenient alternative to off-site cafés and restaurants. To assure uninterrupted service, our highly trained route attendants provide daily, proactive maintenance for every vending unit. And we supplement their efforts with Service Central®, our 24/7 customer service program.
When you choose Continental Canteen, you gain value-added benefits for your employees and direct savings for your organization in the form of:
Customized product selections with broad appeal, designed to boost workplace morale and drive sales
High quality foods and beverages that keep employees on-site, thereby reducing break time and improving productivity
State-of-the-art technology for consistent product delivery
Merchandising units with attractive displays and optical scan technology to minimize customer losses and refunds
Daily visits to ensure full machines and uninterrupted service
24-hour-a-day access to service technicians, with a guaranteed response time of 4 hours or less
PRODUCTS By paying close attention to market trends and working with a wide range of trusted brand-name manufacturers, we’re able to offer products that keep your employees energized, focused… and satisfied. As a responsible supplier, we also supplement our vending services with consumer education programs that emphasize nutrition and health.
Our partnership with the Compass Group gives us an inside edge on the latest in menu concepts, regional specialties and product options. That competitive advantage, combined with rigorous warehouse controls, is your guarantee that employees and guests of your organization will always have access to fresh, delicious products from national food manufacturers.
Today, more than ever, consumers are aware of the relationship between good nutrition and good health. As a result, customers tell us they want items that are fat free and lower in calories. Thanks to our international supply network, we’re the first to hear about healthy new products and food trends. Our team members will not only share that information with you. They’ll also make recommendations to enliven your vending services with programs like Balanced Choices®. In addition to an exciting variety of health-enhancing selections, this innovative program uses educational signage, pamphlets and an optional computer-based software program to help your employees make informed decisions about the products they consume.
A clear, colorful labeling system keeps your employees informed and on target with their individual nutrition goals:
Balanced Choices® health-enhancing menu options are available in all vending machines that display this symbol.
Fit® menu items are moderate in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Vegetarian menu items contain no meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, or products derived from any of those sources.
Carb-Control® menu items contain 12 grams or less of carbohydrates per serving.
FRESH FOOD VENDING
Fresh, savory meals and snacks from a vending machine? Absolutely. In fact, fresh food vending is one of our most popular options. One taste will tell you why.
Using a constantly changing menu developed by Continental’s own certified chefs, we start with the finest vegetables, fruits, meats, breads, and other ingredients. Then we make every item fresh daily at a local culinary site—and deliver it that same day—to ensure that all of our salads, sandwiches, soups, and sides will offer a great taste experience. We also label every selection with clearly marked freshness dates and nutritional information. The result: healthy, delicious, fresh, restaurant-quality choices at the push of a button.
RESTAURANT BRANDS - Vending Section
In 1999, Canteen and a handful of popular restaurants created an exciting new option for vending customers: restaurant branded food. Today, we’re setting the table with a growing list of leading name restaurants. And each of them offers a unique dining experience that only Continental Canteen can deliver.
Tony Roma’s ®
NASCAR Café ®
Mamma Leone’s ®
Coyote Jack’s ®
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When it comes to vending technology, we demand nothing less than the best. Which means can count on Continental Canteen to provide state-of-the-art machines for every major food category, including:
Cold Beverage Bubble-Front Merchandisers
These sleek, contemporary-looking merchandisers dispense both Coca-Cola® and Pepsi-Cola® as well as top-selling juices, flavored teas and other carbonated beverages.
Glass Front Snack Merchandisers
Attractive and convenient, these units feature a diverse selection of snacks, pastries, microwave popcorn, nuts, cookies, crackers, candies, gum, and mints. At your request, Continental Canteen can also provide a variety of health-oriented items in the daily line-up. The Snack Center 1™ combines a super-tough design with merchandising flexibility and new generation electronics to raise sales volume at every location. With the optional Chiller, you can extend product quality and options in locations with warm ambient temperatures.
Hot Beverages: Advanced Technology for Customized Beverages
These high-tech units feature dual-cup, dual-grind whole bean and fresh brewed coffee. They also dispense cappuccino, hot cocoa, tea, and two of the most popular brands of flavored coffees from General Foods. Every selection offers customer-controlled options for sweeteners, cream and beverage strength.
By choosing the highest capacity glass front frozen/refrigerated merchandiser in the industry, we ensure that you fill less, sell more and offer customers the selections they expect and deserve. Holds up to 32 standard size entrees.
This state-of-the-art unit is designed to deliver a 24-hour fresh food solution. Products are displayed in 6 individual compartments on 9 rotating shelves. Each compartment can be divided into segments to maximize space and provide customers with a wide choice of products.
FOR MORE INFORMATION…
Contact us for details on our full range of vending units—and recommendations tailored to your specific needs.