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Aladdin's Corporate HQ near Nashville, TN

A tradition of innovation in healthcare meal delivery,
made right here in the USA. 


2018 marks the 50th anniversary for Aladdin Temp-Rite® — the recognized global leader in the healthcare foodservice industry. Headquartered in a 350,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and offices in Hendersonville, TN, Aladdin designs, manufactures and supplies meal-delivery systems, equipment and traytop supplies for hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities in North America, and around the world.

The company traces its beginnings to the Aladdin Kerosene Mantle Lamp Company, established in Chicago in 1908. In its early days, Aladdin technology produced the ultimate in highly safe, soft-glow incandescent kerosene lighting.

As its product lines expanded, insulated dishes were manufactured for the Army in WWI, and thermal jugs were added in 1919. In 1948, Aladdin moved to centrally located Nashville, TN. Expanding on its expertise in thermal technology, other thermos products joined this segment. In 1950, now known as Aladdin Industries, the first ever character-themed lunch boxes, carried by nearly every American school child, were born!

In 1968, Aladdin’s first complete meal-delivery system productthe insulated thermal traywas introduced. It revolutionized meal distribution for airlines, and then hospitals and other mass-feeding institutions which could, at last, keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for long periods of time. In the years that have followed, Aladdin has introduced many patented products that have led healthcare foodservice to new heights of quality, safety and patient satisfaction.

Throughout Aladdin’s evolution, innovation has always been key. Its success and longevity is based on the ability to provide creative, customized solutions, and the continuous improvement of its products. Quality is also key: About 85% of Aladdin products are made in its own manufacturing plant near Nashville, TN. From insulated trays to convection, conduction and induction systems, Aladdin has set the standard for institutional meal delivery, with products that meet every meal-delivery challenge.

Whether it’s finding a way to keep hot food hot in Iceland, or cold food cold in Saudi Arabia, Aladdin has remained the world leader in healthcare meal delivery for the past 50 years. It’s really no secret why: Aladdin never stands still. It continues to innovate, listen, and give its customers what they want and need. It’s all part of how Aladdin remains…“better by degrees.

Aladdin Temp-Rite - 250 East Main Street - Hendersonville, TN 37075 - 615-537-3600