Aramark Has a History of Enriching and Nourishing Lives at Home and Around the World

                      From a small vending service to a global corporation, our commitment to service excellence continues to exceed customer needs.

                      2019

                      John Zillmer
                      John Zillmer Returns to Aramark as CEO

                      John Zillmer, a proven executive with a track record of driving market-leading business results, returns to the company as Chief Executive Officer. He also becomes a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

                      2019

                      We Open Our New Global Headquarters

                      We built an industry-leading workplace complete with a culinary innovation kitchen in Philadelphia, the city we’ve called home since 1961.

                      2017

                      Ameripride
                      AmeriPride Acquisition expands Uniforms footprint

                      We expand our U.S. and Canada footprint with the purchase of the AmeriPride linen rental and supply company.

                      2015

                      WE ANNOUNCE OUR ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY

                      We announced new Animal Welfare principles and policy to address a broad spectrum of issues impacting treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products. Read the full policy.

                      Cow, pig and chicken graphic

                      2015

                      Chicken with eggs icon
                      WE MEET OUR COMMITMENT TO CAGE-FREE SHELL EGGS

                      We meet our 2013 commitment to source only cage-free shell eggs, and commit to phase out the use of liquid (or pre-cracked) eggs by 2020.

                      2015

                      WE JOIN FORCES WITH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

                      We announce our shared commitment with the AHA to improve the health of Americans 20% by 2020 through healthy menu commitments, consumer education, community engagement, thought leadership and research.

                      American Heart Association

                      2014

                      Eric Foss Aramark CEO Chairman
                      Our Board Announces Eric Foss as Chairman

                      President and CEO Eric Foss became chairman of our board of directors. Eric succeeded longtime chairman, Joseph Neubauer, who served for 30 years.

                      2014

                      WE DREAM. WE DO.

                      We re-energized our brand with a fresh new look for our iconic Star person logo and a new tagline: We Dream. We Do.

                      2013

                      WE JOIN THE NYSE AS A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY

                      We made our third debut as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol ARMK, making us the fourth company in U.S. market history to publicly-list three times.

                      2012

                      OUR BOARD ELECTS A NEW CEO

                      Our board of directors elected Eric J. Foss—an accomplished global business leader and world-class operator with a long tenure at Pepsi Beverages Company—as CEO, president and member of our board. Eric succeeded Joseph Neubauer, who served as our CEO for 29 years.

                      Aramark CEO Eric Foss

                      2011

                      WE ACQUIRE FILTERFRESH AND MASTERPLAN

                      We completed the purchase of FilterFresh, an office coffee service, from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and expanded our healthcare capabilities with the purchase of Masterplan, a clinical technology management and medical equipment maintenance company.

                      2010

                      Food capsules used to save Chilean miners
                      OUR TEAM PROVIDES FOOD TO TRAPPED CHILEAN MINERS

                      For 68 days, we delivered a constant supply of nutritional vacuum-sealed meals through a narrow tube 1/2 mile into the earth until the 33 miners were rescued.

                      2009

                      WE BROADEN OUR REACH, ACQUIRE VERIS PLC

                      We grew our presence in Ireland when we acquired Veris PLC, a facilities and property management business.

                      2005

                      Employees providing aid in Superdome
                      OUR TEAMS PROVIDE FOOD & SERVICES TO HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS

                      We assembled hundreds of food and facilities employees from the south Texas region to care for nearly 25,000 displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Houston Astrodome.

                      2001

                      WE RETURN TO THE PUBLIC MARKET

                      We were listed for a second time on the New York Stock Exchange, where we remained until 2007. We also acquired ServiceMaster Management Services.

                      Aramark executive team at IPO

                      1994

                      OUR NEW LOGO LIGHTS UP THE PHILADELPHIA SKYLINE

                      We evolve from ARA Services into Aramark to reflect the change in our business relationships and our commitment to serving customers with passion.

                      1993

                      Handshake in South Korea 1993
                      WE DEVELOP ARAKOR IN SOUTH KOREA

                      As ARA Services, we developed ARAKOR, a historic joint venture in South Korea with an affiliate of Daewoo Corporation that became the first major contract food service enterprise in the country.

                      1990

                      OUR SERVICES EXPAND IN EUROPE AND ASIA

                      We expanded into the former East Germany, establishing contracts in Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia, and expanding existing business in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Japan.

                      1984

                      JOSEPH NEUBAUER LEADS BUYOUT, SAVES COMPANY

                      After being elected CEO of ARA Services in 1983, Joseph Neubauer led a management buyout of the company in 1984, thus thwarting a hostile takeover and returning to the private sector.

                      Joe Neubauer

                      1976

                      WE ENTER JAPAN AND THE CAREER APPAREL INDUSTRY

                      A joint venture with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. positions us in Japan. That same year, we entered the work uniform rental and career apparel industry.

                      1972

                      Food counter Aramark International 1972
                      EUROVEND NV INTRODUCES US TO EUROPE

                      We broke into the European market by acquiring Eurovend NV, giving us food service capabilities in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium.

                      1969

                      Ara Services Logo
                      WE TRANSFORM FROM ARA TO ARA SERVICES

                      1968

                      Aramark serving 1968 Olympic Games
                      AS ARA, WE SERVE OUR FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES

                      We were awarded the food service contract for the first of many Olympic Games and served over 10,000 athletes, fans and officials in Mexico City, Mexico. Back at home, stadiums, national parks and convention centers across the U.S. hungered for a solution to their food service needs. We also entered our first domestic partnership at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (now Turner Field).

                      1963

                      WE ARE LISTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS ARA

                      1961

                      Slater System, Inc. 1961
                      WE ACQUIRE SLATER SYSTEM, INC.

                      We stunned the food service industry by acquiring a much larger food service company, Slater System, Inc., and moved our headquarters to Philadelphia.

                      1959

                      WE ARE FORMED

                      The Davidson brothers and William Fishman combine their vending companies to create Automatic Retailers of America, or ARA.

                      1945

                      Davidson bros staff 1945
                      Davidson Brothers

                      Davre Davidson and his brother Henry run Davidson Brothers, one of the largest vending companies in California.

                      1936

                      YOUNG DAVRE DAVIDSON SERVES OUT OF HIS 1932 DODGE

                      A man named Davre Davidson began selling peanuts out of his old Dodge in Los Angeles, and it laid the foundation for what would eventually become the standard in service excellence, Aramark.

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