What is canteen vending? | Bottoms Up Vending

Dictionary definitions of canteen and cafeteria, taken from a simple google search 

Canteen: a restaurant provided by an organization such as a military camp, college, factory, or company for its soldiers, students, staff, etc.

Cafeteria:  a restaurant or dining room in a school or a business in which customers serve themselves or are served from a counter and pay before eating.

Canteen by definition is a restaurant provided by an organization. It can also mean a small water bottle used by campers or soldiers. What this means is that a break room where a company provides food or food services may be called a canteen. In some locations this may be referred to as a cafeteria or break room. If the vending machines are for employee use only they may be kept in a “staffroom” or staff break room. In many situations vending machines are actually placed in waiting rooms, whether it’s a waiting room in a doctor’s office or hospital or at the car repair shop. Vending machine services are often referred to by the locations they are most commonly placed. Bottoms Up Vending, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana vending service, provides vending management services for all the traditional vending locations such as cafeteria and canteen vending, breakroom vending, office vending and more.

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Who owns the company “Canteen Vending?”

Canteen Vending is a vending management company and vending machine provider owned by:

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What is the Difference between “canteen” and “cafeteria”?

We have some of our own thoughts on the differences between canteens and cafeterias but after doing a fair amount of internet research — and throwing food at each other– we’ve come to the agreement that there really is not much of a difference or that it is arguable and mainly depends on where you are in the world.

Here you can find some other approaches and answers regarding the differences between a canteen and a cafeteria.

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Choosing the right vending provider

At this point you may be wondering how to choose the best vending machine service provider for your company. We have written more detailed content for 7 Things to look for in reliable vending machine services as well as 4 ways to know it’s time to switch your vending machine service provider. Put simply, you want to know that you’re in good hands with a reliable company that will keep machines up-to-date and stocked with the snacks and drinks your team loves. What that means is responsible and polite vending route drivers that are vending technicians who can handle any simple mechanical issues that may come up. The machines are kept clean and the stock is not expired or outdated. The company should be responsive from the start. If you sent an email and it took them two weeks to get back to you, imagine how long it’ll take to fix an issue that comes up with a machine, and from time to time, machines can have issues, after all, a machine is a machine! A locally owned and operated business is important when it comes to vending services– you don’t want things falling between the corporate cracks when it comes to the satisfaction of your employees– especially at the most important time of day– coffee time!

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Bottoms Up Vending service offers canteen and cafeteria vending solutions for businesses all across Illinois. Don’t hesitate to fill out the form and find out if your business qualifies for FREE cafeteria or canteen vending services. Our team of proud vending technicians are waiting to make sure your break room or canteen is fully-stocked and vend-ready.

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