A Rich History of Providing Hospitality for Nearly a Century
In 1915, brothers Marvin, Charles and Louis Jacobs took the first step toward realizing the American dream of their immigrant parents by establishing a modest popcorn and peanuts vending business in Buffalo, N.Y. Through hard work, dedication and innovative thinking, that small business grew into a privately held, international corporation with subsidiaries that are leaders in food service, sports concessions, hospitality management, retail, sports facility ownership and management, and gaming venue and racetrack ownership and operation.
Current Delaware North Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Jacobs, the son of founder Louis Jacobs, represents the second generation of Jacobses to own and lead the company. His three sons - Jerry Jr., Lou and Charlie - hold executive positions with Delaware North. Under their guidance, Delaware North's dynamic family of companies, all leaders in their respective industries, generates over $2 billion in annual revenue - big enough to be included on the Forbes 400 list of the largest privately held companies.