Many restaurant-goers in the US can thank this company for the food on their plates. US Foods (formerly U.S. Foodservice) is the nation's #2 food service supplier (with about half the sales of rival Sysco), distributing food and nonfood supplies to more than 250,000 customers. The company operates more than 60 distribution facilities that supply thousands of items to restaurants, hotels, schools, health care facilities, and institutional food service operators. In addition to food items and ingredients, US Foods distributes kitchen and cleaning supplies and restaurant equipment. Tracing its roots to 1853, the company is jointly owned by private equity firms KKR & Co. and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.