HRC Best Places To Work 2022 Food & Restaurant Industry

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) measures LGBTQ-inclusive policies and procedures of large, major employers in the United States. At the end, they annually award The Best Places to Work For designations regarding LGBTQ+ equality.

Measured policies include Domestic Partner Benefits, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Policies, a Public Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community and more.

Often, people search for whether not a specific restaurant leans liberal or conservative. That information can often be hard to find. However, how a restaurant, corporation or food industry leader values their LGBTQ+ employees is inspected annually by the HRC.

Excitingly, here are the Best Places to Work 2022 award recipients in Restaurant, Food and Cooking industries. They scored a perfect score of 100. Are your favorites here? A fast food hot spot, place to grab coffee or grocery store that you like?

Check out this year's list below.


  1. Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.

  2. Aramark Corp. (Food Service Industry Supplier)

  3. Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Food industry processor)

  4. Ball Corp. - (Glass jars & lids, Aluminum pacakaging)

  5. Barilla America Inc.

  6. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc.

  7. C&S Wholesale Grocers

  8. Cargill - food supplier

  9. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

  10. Chobani

  11. Coca-Cola Co., The

  12. Darden (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Season’s 52, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille)

  13. Del Monte Foods, Inc.

  14. DoorDash, Inc.

  15. E&J Gallo Winery

  16. Food Lion LLC

  17. General Mills Inc.

  18. The GIANT Company

  19. Hannaford Supermarkets

  20. Hershey Company., The

  21. Impossible Foods

  22. Instacart

  23. Kellogg Co.

  24. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

  25. Kraft Heinz Company, The

  26. Kroger Co., The

  27. Land O’ Lakes Inc.

  28. Mars Inc.

  29. McDonald’s Corp.

  30. Meijer Inc.

  31. Molson Coors Beverage Company

  32. Nestlé USA Inc.

  33. Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

  34. Papa John’s International, Inc. (World’s 3rd largest pizza delivery)

  35. PepsiCo Inc.

  36. Restaurant Brands International (Burger King, Tim Hortons, Popeyes, Firehouse Subs)

  37. Shake Shack Inc.

  38. Starbucks Corp.

  39. Sweetgreen, Inc.

  40. Target Corp.

  41. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC

  42. Tilamook County Creamery Association

  43. United Natural Foods, Inc.

  44. Wendy’s Co., The

  45. Whirlpool Corp. (KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Jennair, Hotpoint, Amana)