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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to buy stock in Delaware North Companies. Are you traded on the Open Market?

Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in North America. The Jacobs family has privately held the company since 1915. Currently, there are no plans to take the company public.

What markets are you in and what are your plans for further expansion?

Delaware North Companies currently operates in food service, retail, gaming, hospitality, travel and sports industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Over the years, Delaware North Companies has had operations on virtually every continent, including Africa, Europe and Asia, including a large operation in Hong Kong and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In fact, Delaware North Companies held Joint Venture Certificate No. 00001 in the People’s Republic of China. Today, we carefully examine all opportunities to ensure they are consistent with our vision and mission for the future.

I would like to find out more about working at Delaware North Companies. How do I find out what jobs are available in my area?

The best way to be considered for employment at any Delaware North Companies location is to apply online through our "Careers" on Our Web site is continuously updated and will provide you with tools to search for open jobs and apply online.

We are having our annual fund-raising dinner to support our local athletic team or not-for-profit-group. Could you help us with prizes or items to give away?

Supporting our communities has always been an important belief of Delaware North Companies. As you can imagine, we get thousands of requests each year and work to select those that meet our parameters. We only give consideration to those organizations that hold 501(C)(3) tax-exempt status. We are currently focusing our efforts on core needs such as housing, clothing and food in communities where Delaware North associates live and work.

In addition, the company donates millions annually to local not-for-profit organizations through its Delaware North Companies Sportservice community group program. The company donates a portion of the proceeds from concession stand sales at many of its operations across the United States. Groups can contact the Delaware North Companies Sportservice location in their communities for more information about how to be part of the volunteer program.

Delaware North is unable to provide support for individual gifts, religious or political purposes, capital campaigns, sponsorship advertising, research programs, endowments or any for-profit ventures.

All requests must be received in writing at least six months prior to the event. For more information, please contact

I am doing a project for school and would like to find out more information on the company.

Corporate information that is public is made available on our Web site. The Web site contains a wealth of information about the company, its history and businesses. If it is not located on the Web site, we consider the information proprietary and will be unable to provide you with any additional details. If you are a student and looking for internship opportunities or other information, please visit the "Careers" on for more information.

I have a small company in the food service industry. How do I approach Delaware North about a partnership or doing business with me?

Delaware North Companies has one of the strongest purchasing programs in the industry. Vendors and potential business partners must undergo a rigorous process in order to be established as a vendor of choice. You will find information on our vendor programs, along with a list of key contacts on the bottom of the Web site under Vendor Opportunities.

Do you own properties or just manage them?

We do both. Delaware North Companies currently owns and operates several hotel properties, including Tenaya Lodge and Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. In addition, we own and operate TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and a number of gaming destinations such as Wheeling Island® Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room. On behalf of professional sporting teams, airport authorities, municipalities, gaming and racing clients, state and national park services and NASA, we manage many properties and have won numerous awards for our management expertise.

Where is the company’s worldwide headquarters?

As it has been since 1915, the company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York. The Jacobs family has maintained a firm commitment to the city for nearly a century. Currently, the company operates in a new office complex with sweeping views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo skyline.

Although the company’s headquarters is in Buffalo, our 50,000 associates work in some of the most memorable places on earth, including Wembley Stadium, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, Yosemite National Park, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and ballparks, airports and stadiums worldwide.

I would like to send a letter to someone in customer service. Where do I send it?

Compliments and concerns are important to us. Our general managers at our locations want to hear from you directly. If you have a letter you would like to send to Delaware North Companies, please contact and we will respond to you immediately. Or, if you would like to mail your letter, please mail it to:

Customer Relations
Delaware North Companies
40 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202-2285

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