Manchester United, Subway, Five Guys and Stonegate pubs face food shortages as workers begin a strike vote.
Thousands of staff at Bidfood – a company which also delivers food for P&O Ferries, Haven holiday sites and German Donner Kebab – will begin voting on industrial action in the coming weeks.
The strike vote comes after pay negotiations broke down.
Any industrial action will also lead to schools and prisons not having food delivered and will raises further safety concerns following the escape of Wandsworth prisoner, Daniel Khalife, under a Bidfood lorry.
Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer said:
"Bidfood refuses to acknowledge the loyal workforce deserves a cost of living pay increase during the worse cost of living crisis in a generation.
“Any strike as a result of this approach to industrial relations will lead food shortages across some of the high street’s biggest names.
“It’s also likely to lead to worse security in prisons if drivers delivering food to them vote to walk out.
“Wandsworth inmate Daniel Khalife escaped by hiding under a Bidfood lorry – any strike will not improve things.
"GMB is calling for an urgent meeting with the justice minister, calling on them to intervene in the dispute to avoid a further deterioration in prison safety.
"Bidfood is multi million pound profit making company with lucrative Government contracts - it can and should do better."