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Morrison Management Specialists

Morrison Management Specialists
Type Private
Industry Foodservice
Founded 1920 in Mobile, Alabama
Founders James Arthur Morrison
George Cabel Outlaw
Headquarters 5801 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Area served Nationwide
Key people Tim Pierce (CEO)
Peter Fetherston (CFO)
Employees 18,000 (2012)
Footnotes / references

Morrison Management Specialists, a member of the Compass Group, is a foodservice company providing food, nutrition and dining services to healthcare and senior living communities through its two operating divisions: Morrison Healthcare Food Services and Morrison Senior Living. The company has more than 1,200 registered dietitians, 450 executive chefs, and 18,000 foodservice workers, as well as approximately 15,000 client employees who are managed by Morrison. The Atlanta-based company serves more than 900 hospitals, integrated healthcare systems and senior living communities throughout the United States.[1]


  • 1920 – Morrison's Cafeteria was founded in Mobile, Alabama by James Arthur Morrison and George Cabel Outlaw.
  • 1950s – Morrison took on its first contract food service job, catering for the set of the movie The Greatest Show on Earth. Morrison obtained contracts to cater for Loyola University New Orleans, Mound Park Hospital in Florida, and Chandler General Hospital in Georgia.
  • 1988 – Morrison had around 700 accounts in the Business and Industry, Education, and Healthcare fields.
  • 1990 – Business and Industry and the Education divisions of Morrison were sold, leaving Morrison with approximately 300 healthcare accounts, which became Morrison Health Care.
  • 1992 – Morrison Inc. was renamed Morrison Restaurants Inc. to reflect the shift in importance of their restaurant division.
  • 1996 – Morrison Restaurants Inc. officially split into three separate companies: Ruby Tuesday Inc., Morrison Fresh Cooking Inc., and Morrison Health Care Inc.[2]
  • 1998 – Morrison Senior Living founded as a division of Morrison. It consists of the acquisitions of Drake Management and Culinary Services Network.
  • 1999 – Morrison Health Care officially became Morrison Management Specialists.
  • 2000 – Compass Group purchases Morrison Management Specialists.
  • 2011 - Morrison Management Specialist divided into three sectors, under its parent company Compass Group (Morrison Healthcare, Morrison Senior Living, Touchpoint Support Services)

External links

  • Morrison Management Specialists Official Website


  1. ^ a b "About Morrison" (PDF). Morrison Management Specialists. 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Company News; Morrison Restaurants Plans Three-Way Split". New York Times. September 28, 1995. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

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