Forbes recently published its 2021 lists of America’s 500 Best Large Employers and 500 Best Mid-Sized Employers. Nine large food and beverage companies and five mid-sized ones made the lists, which are based on a survey of 50,000 Americans who work for businesses that have at least 1,000 employees.

Large Employers

#58

Global Franchise Group is a brand-acquisition and management firm that specializes in quick-service restaurant franchises. Brands include Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzelmaker, and Round Table Pizza.

#94

Coca-Cola consistently makes Forbes’ best lists, including #8 on Canada’s Best Employers 2021, #408 on World’s Best Employers 2020, #83 on Best Employers for New Grads 2020, and #5 on Best Employers for Women 2020.

#99

General Mills also makes other lists, including #108 on World’s Best Employers 2020 and #106 on Best Employers for Women 2020.

#207

PepsiCo is also #167 on Canada’s Best Employers 2021, #46 on World’s Best Employers 2020, and #188 on Best Employers for New Grads 2020.

#303

Nestlé comes in at #197 on Canada’s Best Employers 2021, #570 on World’s Best Employers 2020, and #121 on Best Employers for New Grads 2020.

#352

Hershey’s 

#401

Kellogg makes other lists at #65 on World’s Best Employers 2020 and #17 on Best Employers for Women 2020.

#451

Campbell Soup is #151 on the Best Employers for Women 2020 list.

#467

Danone North America is #268 on the Best Employers for Women 2020 list.
 
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Mid-Sized Employers

#57

Simmons Foods is a vertically integrated poultry company. Simmons Prepared Foods is one of the top 20 poultry producers in the United States, Simmons Pet Food is the largest supplier of store brand wet pet food in North America, and Simmons Feed Ingredients offers a line of proprietary animal nutrition products.

#401

Weston Foods is bakery that focuses on supplying foodservice. The Canadian-based company is also #179 on the Canada’s Best Employers 2021 list.

#443

Boar’s Head Provisions processes and distributes specialty deli meats and cheeses.

#452

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative of cranberries and grapefruit growers.

#469

Abbyland Foods is a full-line meat processor.

Restaurants

Some restaurant chains also made the lists.

Large

  • #6 In-N-Out Burger 
  • #68 The Cheesecake Factory 
  • #83 Texas Roadhouse 
  • #85 Dave & Buster’s 
  • #111 Zaxby’s 
  • #113 Five Guys 
  • #133 Chick-fil-A 
  • #136 Golden Corral 
  • #149 Starbucks 
  • #233 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
  • #239 Domino’s Pizza 
  • #251 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers 
  • #319 Papa John’s International 
  • #320 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 
  • #336 Red Lobster 
  • #340 Panera Bread 
  • #430 Little Caesars Pizza 
  • #443 Chipotle Mexican Grill 
  • #449 Whataburger 
  • #481 Bloomin’ Brands 
  • #483 Wendy’s 
  • #487 Denny’s 
  • #492 Subway 

Mid-sized

  • #99 Portillo’s Restaurants 
  • #136 Captain D’s Seafood 
  • #147 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza 
  • #370 Tim Hortons