Awards

JACOBS FAMILY

Delaware North Chairman Jeremy M. Jacobs, who serves as Chairman of the University at Buffalo Council, presents the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal to Dr. Nick Hopkins at the university's Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences commencement ceremony. (May 2019)

CEO of Delaware North Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs and Delaware North Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. speak about the future of concessions at the 2019 VenuesNow Conference in a session titled "Innovation & Facilities 2030: Concessions." (September 2019)

Delaware North Co-CEO Lou Jacobs is appointed to the board of directors of the Everglades Foundation, which is dedicated to restoring and protecting the Everglades ecosystem. (November 2019)

Delaware North Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. is recognized with the 2019 Partner Champion Award from The Corps Network, an organization that encourages service and conservation on the United States' public lands. (March 2019)

VENUES & ASSOCIATES

Delaware North's Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) operation is named 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year by A Place Called Home (APCH), a community outreach organization that serves South Central Los Angeles. (February 2019)

Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) wins the Best Quick-Service Restaurant Award at the annual Five-Star Service Awards at the airport. (February 2019)

Morimoto Asia and The Edison make the Forbes list of Best Restaurants in Orlando. (February 2019)

Salt Lick BBQ (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport) wins the award for Best Local-Inspired Restaurant, and Adventure North (Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport) wins Best New Retail at the Airport Experience News (AXN) conference. (February 2019)

Salt Lick BBQ at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tops The Daily Meal's list of the 25 Best Airport Restaurants in America. Dooky Chase's at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport comes in at No. 21 on the list. (March 2019)

Delaware North's Creative Studio is recognized with two Silver ADDY Awards from the Western New York chapter of the American Advertising Association (AAF). (March 2019)

Delaware North's team at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) earns a special recognition from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its generous support of TSA agents during the federal government shutdown. (March 2019)

The Delaware North marketing team at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is awarded first place for its #UnlimitedSequoia campaign, which was best-in-class in Wayin's annual digital marketing competition for user-generated content marketing. (March 2019)

The University at Buffalo (UB) School of Management names Delaware North its 2019 Recruiting Organization of the Year in recognition of the company's growing recruiting relationship. (May 2019)

Delaware North's Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) team is recognized by U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, who represents California's 40th District, for its contribution to the 2019 Health & Garden Expo. (May 2019)

The Westin Buffalo is ranked number one in the Americas and number two in the world among Westin hotels for "Intent to Recommend," and reupped its AAA Four Diamond Rating, remaining one of only two hotels in Buffalo to receive the esteemed rating. (May 2019)

The Airports Council International-North America (ACINA) awards Frivolous at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) first place for best new retail concept, and Tyler's Austin Warehouse at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) third in the same category. (June 2019)

Denver Central Market at Denver International Airport is named Airport Food Hall of the Year. (July 2019)

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex achieves a near-perfect score on NASA's annual evaluation. (March 2019)

The Edison is named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the 21 best restaurants in Orlando. (May 2019)

Progressive Field is named the Best Ballpark in MLB by Stadium Journey's Major League Ballpark Rankings. (November 2019)

The Westin Buffalo is named by Marriott International as its Hotel of the Year. (May 2019)

The Gideon Putnam is listed among New York State's best hotels by U.S. News. (February 2019)

In the category of food quality, six of Delaware North's MLB clients are featured in the top 10 in a survey conducted by SeatGeek: Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox) at No. 1, Petco Park (San Diego Padres) at No. 3, Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians) at No. 6, Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers) at No. 8, Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles) at No. 9 and Target Field (Minnesota Twins) at No. 10. (June 2019)

Moodie Davitt's annual Airport Food & Beverage Awards in Dallas brings Auckland Airport in New Zealand the top overall award for operations, Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year, along with five other categories. (July 2019)

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, operated by Delaware North's Patina Restaurant Group and located at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World, is named the Best Amusement Park Restaurant in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. (July 2019)

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, which Delaware North operates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is presented with the Restaurant of the Month award at the Department of Aviation's concessions meeting. (June 2019)

Los Angeles Magazine names Ray's and Stark Bar – operated by Delaware North's Patina Restaurant Group – as the city's Best Place for a First Date in its Best of LA issue. (July 2019)

Delaware North's Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is ranked No. 28 among the 50 best casinos in the United States, according to Business Insider, based on TripAdvisor reviews. (August 2019)

Delaware North Sportservice at Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for A Decade of Partnership in Sustainability. (August 2019)

OpenTable, the popular online restaurant reservation website, names Terrapin Taproom, operated by Delaware North Sportservice at Truist Park in Atlanta, as one of its 2019 Diners' Choice winners. (August 2019)

Delaware North's Learning & Development team receives the award for Most Successful Use of Blended Learning at the OpenSesame User Conference for the Pinnacle I leadership development program. (September 2019)

SLC (Sports & Leisure Catering) Magazine names Wembley Stadium as its Stadium of the Year. Delaware North is the sole operator of hospitality services at Wembley Stadium. (September 2019)

Coopers Alehouse at Adelaide Airport in Australia wins the Top Sales Growth award at the Adelaide Airport Retail Awards. Colonel Light Corner Store was runner-up in the same category. (October 2019)

The Habit Burger Grill, operated by Delaware North's travel division in Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport, receives the Highest in Sales Award at the 2019 Habit Burger General Manager Conference. (October 2019)

Patina 250 is ranked No. 5 in a list of Buffalo's best restaurants, as voted by readers of Buffalo Business First. It placed No. 1 for American restaurants, No. 3 for brunch and No. 5 for lunch. Jake's Café is voted No. 5 for best coffee. (October 2019)

Mindil Beach Casino Resort takes home four awards at the 2019 Hospitality Northern Territory Australian Liquor Marketers Gold Plate Awards, including Best Function/Event Caterer, Best Specialty Cuisine, Best Steak Restaurant and Best Cocktail List. (October 2019)

Delaware North's GreenPath team at Truist Park in Atlanta wins in the Best Sustainability Initiative category as part of the Excellence in Concessions Awards by VenuesNow magazine. (October 2019)

Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C., where Delaware North Sportservice provides food and beverage services, is recognized by Kinston Vocational Rehabilitation Services as Employer of the Year for its commitment to an inclusive work culture. (October 2019)

Delaware North's human resources team at Shenandoah National Park receives the Employer of the Year award at the Champions of Disability Employment banquet held by the Virginia Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services. (November 2019)

The Minnesota Twins and Target Field, where Delaware North Sportservice provides food, beverage and retail services, receive the 2019 Leadership Award for Outstanding Commitment to advancing green building by the U.S. Green Building Council. (November 2019)

SLC (Sports & Leisure Catering) Magazine names Delaware North at London Stadium Event Caterer of the Year. (September 2019)

Delaware North's global headquarters is certified as a LEED Silver building by the U.S. Green Building Council. (September 2019)

Operations at Yellowstone National Park receive a Montana EcoStar Award for 2018. (March 2019)