Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

Marriott-MMS is a division of Marriott International, one of the pioneers of the Foodservice Industry, (starting back in 1927, the year Charles Lindbergh flew solo over the North Atlantic) with a humble A&W Root Beer franchise located in Washington DC.

J.Willard Marriott, founder of the Company, fell in love with our Nation's Capital, and expanded his Restaurant business with neighborhood Hot Shoppes® restaurants and pioneered in-flight feeding when serving air carriers based at Washington National Airport in the 1930's.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts soon followed in the 1950's, and Courtyard®, Residence Inns®, & Fairfield Inns ®, in the 1980's & 1990's.

The company has also expanded into the Contract foodservice field, catering to our Nation's (and now internationally) leading Health Care accounts, Colleges and Universities, and Corporate Clients (both private sector and government). Marriott is also involved with Senior Living Services and Vacation Time sharing.

Marriott International currently employs 200,000 associates around the globe, serving more than four million meals daily along with purchasing $1.7 billion in groceries annually!

©Marriott/Thompson L.P. 1996

Thompson Hospitality L.P., is a relative newcomer to the world of Foodservice. Founded in 1992 by Warren Thompson when he acquired 31 Bob's Big Boy restaurants from Marriott Corporation it has quickly grown over the past four years to become one of the largest black-owned businesses in the United States based on total sales revenue.

Thompson is focused for growth in the Washington DC area and has acquired numerous contracts with local Colleges and Universities operating Campus food services along with facilities management and security.

Thompson Hospitality is contracted to do Foodservice at RFK stadium along with other Sporting facility venues within the Richmond, Virginia vicinity.

Thompson Hospitality has also expanded its retail restaurant business operating Bailey's Cafe & Grill, Blues City BBQ, R.J. Gator's Eatery, Shoneys, Bob's Big Boys, TJ Austin's Roadhouse Grill, and the America's Best Diner.

Marriott/ Thompson is proud to be of service to the US House of Representatives since 1994.