NAICS Code 722310 Food Service Contractors


Accommodation and Food Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services at institutional, governmental, commercial, or industrial locations of others based on contractual arrangements with these type of organizations for a specified period of time. The establishments of this industry provide food services for the convenience of the contracting organization or the contracting organization's customers. The contractual arrangement of these establishments with contracting organizations may vary from type of facility operated (e.g., cafeteria, restaurant, fast-food eating place), revenue sharing, cost structure, to providing personnel. Management staff is always provided by the food service contractors.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing food services on a single-event basis: classified in Industry 722320, Caterers
  • Supplying and servicing food vending machines: classified in Industry 454210, Vending Machine Operators.

Illustrative Examples

  • Cafeteria food service contractors (e.g., at schools, hospitals, government offices)
  • Airline food service contractors
  • Food concession contractors (e.g., at sporting, entertainment, convention facilities)

Industries Included

  • Airline food services contractors
  • Cafeteria food services contractors (e.g., government office cafeterias, hospital cafeterias, school cafeterias)
  • Food concession contractors (e.g., convention facilities, entertainment facilities, sporting facilities)
  • Food service contractors, airline
  • Food service contractors, cafeteria
  • Food service contractors, concession operators (e.g., convention facilities, entertainment facilities, sporting facilities)
  • Food service contractors, industrial
  • Food service contractors, institutional
  • Industrial caterers (i.e., providing food services on a contractual arrangement (except single-event basis))