BETHESDA, Md., (May 2, 2024) – Sodexo’s InReach, the global foodservice leader’s multimarket convenience solution, announces the acquisition of Legend Food Service’s Linthicum Heights, MD branch. This addition will strengthen the InReach footprint in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia markets, adding approximately 35 additional employees while offering micro-markets, vending, pantry, office coffee, water, and fresh food. 

"We're thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the Legend Food Service team," said Ken Sullivan, President of InReach. "Their addition brings significant strength to our presence in the DMV region, bolstering our expansion efforts in this dynamic market. With their expertise, we're confident in our ability to reach our revenue target of $500 million. The Legend team's prowess will be instrumental in shaping our strategic approach within this market."

Legend Food Service was founded in 2017 with one branch in Connecticut and quickly expanded into the Mid-Atlantic region, soon becoming one of the largest providers in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia market.

"We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Sodexo's InReach, renowned for its excellence in convenience services and trusted food provision," said Legend Co-Founder, Kyle Loughran. "Sodexo’s InReach understands that as workplaces continue to evolve, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve by offering convenient food options and frictionless retail experiences with easy-to-use technology," highlighted Legend Food Service’s Chief Executive Officer, Nick Duda.

"Anticipating a dynamic collaboration, we're eager to foster mutual growth not only in the vibrant DMV region but also in broader horizons ahead," noted Legend Food Service’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Koehr.

"The integration of Legend Food Service amplifies our overarching food transformation agenda," said Husein Kitabwalla, CEO of Food Transformation, Sodexo North America. "This recent acquisition aligns strategically with our prior endeavors, fortifying our service capabilities and extending our market reach across the U.S. Leveraging a proficient team renowned for their commitment to service excellence, Legend seamlessly enhances Sodexo's diverse portfolio of offerings, driving our ongoing journey of innovation."

Sodexo’s InReach is a leader in convenience solutions, meeting evolving needs through dynamic spaces while recharging wellness and igniting productivity for clients. InReach offerings include micro markets, vending, office coffee, pantry, water, catering, fresh food, and on-site food service. In the year 2024, InReach has notably expanded its portfolio through the strategic acquisition of two prominent entities: Five Star Food Services and K&R Vending Services.

About Legend Food Service

We are a large route-based unattended food service operation that leverages technology to efficientlyprovide customers with innovative, convenient, and customized service options. We are comprised of a team of people with strong character who value all customers, employees, financial partners, suppliers, and the community, by following the age-old golden rule.

About Sodexo

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 45 countries. Sodexo specializes in sustainable food service and valued experiences, in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, at every moment in life: learn, work, heal and play. Additionally, the company indirectly supports additional jobs through its annual purchases of goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo North America is committed to meeting the challenges of everyday life with a dual goal: to improve the quality of life of our employees and those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental progress in the communities where we operate. Our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all.

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