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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 2/7/2013

Wichita Vending And Wichita Canteen Are Now Premier Food Service

by Staff Reporter
TAGS: vending company, vending operator, Wichita Vending, Compass Group, Canteen Vending, Wichita Canteen, Joe Hemmelgarn, Grady family

WICHITA, KS -- The combined Wichita Vending and Wichita Canteen have a new name -- Premier Food Service. Wichita Vending became part of Compass Group's Canteen Vending franchise when it purchased Wichita Canteen a year ago. The company had been owned by the Grady family since 1959.

Wichita Vending owner and president Joe Hemmelgarn said at the time that he planned to change the company's name once the two businesses were integrated.

Hemmelgarn told local news outlets that the new Premier Food Service name carries over from Wichita Canteen's foodservice division, and helps emphasize that part of its business, which is a focus of his growth strategy. Wichita Vending, has been providing vending, office coffee and pure water service and contract foodservice for the past 20 years.

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