Southern serves a variety of clients in the business & industry, education and government sectors, providing something extra in onsite dining for our customers. Our experience in each of these areas allows us to efficiently implement and sustain effective onsite dining operations. We meet our clients’ specific needs—providing a quality dining experience that keeps employees and students satisfied.
Business and Industry
Southern has created a successful niche in the B&I space, developing special expertise in corporate onsite dining, as well as manufacturing and industrial foodservice management.
- Corporate. The business corporate environment involves careful consideration of the company’s community, culture and employee demographics. We approach each client in this market uniquely, assuring an on-target onsite dining program. Among Southern’s clients are corporate headquarters and regional offices for leading U.S. companies such as 3M, ING, BlueCross Blue Shield, Time Warner Cable, HP (7 locations), Lenovo, L’Oreal and others.
- Manufacturing/Industrial. We have the knowledge required to manage onsite dining in an environment where quality, speed of service and value are critical factors. We understand that each facility is different, with unique operational and financial challenges. Our flexible operating approach and relevant experience are a winning combination in this environment. Southern’s manufacturing clients include Mercedes, Volkswagen, Lockheed Martin, BioMerieux and Bosch.
Southern serves public and private K-12 educational systems with the same “something extra” values we foster throughout our business. We know that operating successful onsite dining in schools is about more than managing the budget and nutrition. It also involves bringing excitement to the program through marketing and by offering the brand-name products that students want. Southern’s clients in this segment include Montgomery Academy, and Westminster Schools of Augusta.
Government services are an important Southern sector. Southern serves a variety of U.S., state and municipal agencies in a variety of settings. Our quality and service achievements in this market have been recognized repeatedly, including being awarded the prestigious General Services Administration Operator of the Year award multiple times. Southern’s clients in this segment include the Department of Homeland Security, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Coast Guard.