Catering Services Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry provide single-event food services at customer-owned and company-owned facilities. Catering companies typically operate as local businesses; major US-based companies include Abigail Kirsch (New York), Behind the Scenes (San Diego), Blue Plate (Chicago), and Legendary Events (Atlanta).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by corporate profits and consumer income. The profitability of individual companies depends on cost controls and effective marketing. Large companies have advantages in offering expanded services such as facilities management, room rental, and entertainment. Small companies can compete effectively by serving small groups and offering personalized service.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major services include off-premises catering (food prepared away from the premises where it's served) and on-premises catering (meals prepared and served at the same location), each of which accounts for about one-third of industry revenue. Other services include alcohol sales and facility rentals.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Catering Services industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Catering Services Companies:
$6,759.94M | United Kingdom
$5,289.90M | United Arab Emirates
$2,637.90M | United Kingdom
$722.90M | Canada
$602.83M | Saudi Arabia
$575.00M | Saudi Arabia
$513.03M | Canada
$504.47M | United States
$503.80M | United Arab Emirates
$431.94M | United States
$401.32M | United States
$379.35M | Singapore
$367.98M | United Kingdom
$326.48M | United Kingdom
$319.11M | United States
$318.00M | Germany
$305.53M | Netherlands
$296.11M | Germany
$282.48M | United Kingdom
$282.38M | United Kingdom
$266.89M | United States
$260.14M | United States

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