What it Means to OVERDELIVER

Overdeliver. It’s one of our favorite words at SodexoMagic, because we believe it truly captures our spirit. We always strive to serve up more than what’s expected or required.

You’ll hear many companies pledge to “go above and beyond.” But our promise comes from a unique and authentic source — the personality, drive and experience of our dynamic founder, Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson. 

In a recent AppleTV+ documentary, They Call Me Magic, Mr. Johnson expresses it best: 
All the things that I was on the basketball court, I am as a businessman. Discipline. Focus. Building a strategy. Execution. Excellence. 

This compelling four-part series traces Mr. Johnson’s life from a Lansing, Michigan, high school basketball standout to Lakers superstar and billion-dollar business leader. Along the way, he marries his true love, tragically contracts HIV and transforms his life-altering diagnosis into heroic advocacy and activism. (This at a time when fear and misunderstanding around HIV/AIDS was rampant.) He also founds a nonprofit, funds college education for needy youth and serves as a role model for parental love and growth as he learns to accept his son, who comes out as gay.

For Mr. Johnson, it's been an awe-inspiring journey, fueled by the love of his parents, siblings, wife and children. And he’s still on fire, as driven in business as he was in basketball. 

SodexoMagic is just one of his many successful ventures, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and providing economic opportunities that empower individuals and communities. From theaters in L.A. to Starbucks cafes in Harlem, partial ownership of major sports teams and feeding students at historically Black colleges, Magic Johnson Enterprises keeps diversifying and growing. 

More than 15 years ago, Mr. Johnson teamed up with Sodexo to provide best-in-class services to diverse organizations, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, corporations and healthcare facilities. Food services, facilities management, security and white-glove concierge service are among our client offerings. Today, we are proud to employ thousands of talented employees at sites nationwide. 

Do we think our origin story makes SodexoMagic special …  magical even? Yes! And here’s why …

  • We combine the heart and soul of a family-owned business with the power and resources of an international brand. 
  • We are a diversity leader, leveraging meaningful partnerships with diverse suppliers and delivering Tier 1-qualified business.
  • We buy sustainable and local from community restaurants, caterers, roasters, farmers and food trucks.
  • We give back and fight hunger, through our partnerships with nonprofits and hunger relief/food waste management organizations.
  • We recruit, employ, develop and retain exceptional professionals, offering a nurturing work environment rich in growth opportunities.

We’ve recently refreshed our brand identity and reimagined our future, as we’ve embraced new challenges and growth opportunities. We hope you’ll join us as we share more stories, inspiration and vision in this space!



We are SodexoMagic, serving equality for communities.




Connect with SodexoMagic