Sodexo Awarded the Food Services at 31 Mess Halls

February 24, 2011

Company will serve locations on the East Coast of the continental U.S.

Sodexo Awarded the Food Services at 31 Mess Halls

GAITHERSBURG, MD, February 24, 2011 — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, announced today that it has been affirmed as the winning bidder for one contract of up to eight years each to provide food services at 31 Marine Corps garrison mess halls in the continental U.S. The contract represents up to $926 million in revenues, over the life of the contract.

"We are very pleased and proud that the Marine Corps recognized the value of Sodexo's proposal," said George Chavel, president and CEO Sodexo North America. "Each day, the United States Marines are called upon to do what they do best—launching rapid-response, flexible and self-sustaining teams on a moment's notice to wherever they are needed around the world. The teams here at Sodexo are prepared to do the same, ready to provide the very best service."

Sodexo will serve a total of 31 garrison mess hall locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  More than 37 percent of Sodexo's contract with the U.S. Marine Corps will be serviced through teaming agreements with small, minority, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses and with organizations that represent the interests of individuals with disabilities. To provide quality dining for Marine Corps customers, Sodexo will combine industry best practices and programs with fresh, local products at each base location.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $15 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2010)

Sodexo in the World 
15.3 billion euro consolidated revenue
380,000 employees
34,000 sites
50 million consumers served daily
80 countries
21st largest employer worldwide

Sodexo in North America
8.0 billion dollars revenue
120,000 employees
10 million consumers served daily
6,000 clients
700 facilities management sites

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