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2012 Edition

national industry 722310

Food Service Contractors


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.

The immediate parent of national industry 722310 is international industry 72231: Food Service Contractors

Illustrative Examples

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

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

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


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 722310
2007 722310
2012 722310
2017 722310
2022 722310

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 5812 - Eating Places

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 722310, Food Service Contractors:

  1. accommodation and food service
  2. cafeteria operated by independent or specialist operator
  3. cafeteria operated by specialist contractor
  4. caterer
  5. catering commissariat work
  6. catering commissariat work on and off premises excluding hot dog french fry coffee truck
  7. catering commissariat work on and off premises including hot dog french fry coffee truck
  8. college or school restaurant concession see restaurant
  9. commissariat work catering
  10. commissary work
  11. commissary work restaurant employee
  12. concessionaire
  13. concessionaire cgl
  14. concessionaire not otherwise classified
  15. concessionaire with no cooking
  16. eating place
  17. food court operation take out only
  18. food service and drinking place
  19. food service contractor
  20. restaurant caterer
  21. restaurant not otherwise classified
  22. restaurant operated by concessionaire
  23. restaurant operated by concessionaire cgl
  24. restaurant operated by concessionaire nfp
  25. restaurant operated by concessionaire nonprofit cgl
  26. restaurant premium basi shall not include board lodging or gratuity
  27. retirement living center food service employee
  28. school cafeteria and kitchen employee
  29. school food service operation
  30. school restaurant operation
  31. self service with or witho cooking
  32. special food service


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