Aramark has opened two public retail units at the University of Cardiff Hospital, Wales, in a five-year deal for the sites.
The foodservice company will run a licensed Starbucks outlet as well as a deli under its own brand, the Original Food Company. This will replace former caterer Sodexo, which had been running a coffee shop and its own snack bar on the site.
The move forms part of the firm's wider plan to expand its healthcare division, which in 2009 won a significant £50m deal with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Kate Holder, Aramark director of operations, South West, said: "NHS managers are increasingly taking the option of leasing hospital entrance or foyer space to property and advisory companies such as Gentian.
"It provides a new income stream for the Health Boards and Trusts, while public space within the hospital is put to productive use in a welcoming way. In turn, Gentian works with companies such as Aramark.
"This mix of sound commercial investment, coupled with new, high-quality services for hospital employees and visitors, is a winning combination for all involved."
Aramark is a global company spanning 22 countries and with over 270,000 employees. Its most recent UK deals include sites at the Old Bailey courthouse, the University of Worcester and tyre manufacturer Goodyear Dunlop.