Aramark Corporation
Traded asARMK
Russell 1000 Component
IndustryManaged services
Founded1936 (as Davidson Brothers); 1959 (as Automatic Retailers of America)
FounderDavre Davidson
HeadquartersAramark Tower
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Eric J. Foss
(Chairman, President, and CEO)

Lynn McKee
(Executive VP, Human Resources)
Steve Bramlage, Jr.
(Executive Vice President and CFO)
Marc Bruno
(COO, Sports, Leisure, Corrections, Dining and K-12)
Brad Drummond
(COO, Uniform and Refreshment Services)
Brent Franks
(COO, International)
Lynn McKee
(Executive Vice President, Human Resources)
Steve Reynolds
(Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary)
Victor Crawford
(COO, Healthcare, Facilities and Higher Education)
ProductsManaged services
RevenueIncreaseUS$ 14.6 B (2017)[1]
Increase US$ 746.31 M (2016)[1]
IncreaseUS$ 287.81 M (2016)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 10.582 B (2016)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$ 2.161 B (2016)[1]
Number of employees
215,000 (2017)[2]

Aramark Corporation, known commonly as Aramark, is an American food service, facilities, and uniform services provider to clients in areas including education, healthcare, business, corrections, and leisure. It operates in North America (United States and Canada) and an additional 20 countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Philippines, South Korea, Chile, Ireland and Spain.[1]

The company is headquartered in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3] Aramark's revenues totaled US$14.604 billion in 2018, and the company was listed as the 27th largest employer on the Fortune 500.[1][4]


Aramark negotiates pricing and makes purchases directly from national manufacturers through distributors such as Sysco Corporation. The products range from healthcare, dairy, meats, seafood, frozen, canned and dry, paper & disposables, chemicals & janitorial, supplies & equipment, produce, and beverage.[5] Aramark has had distribution agreements with Sysco[a] for more than 20 years.

In 2016, Aramark strengthened its purchasing power through acquiring the group purchasing organization, HPSI.[7]

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