November 19, 2017 1:58 PM ET

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Company Overview of Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Company Overview

Delaware North Companies, Inc. is a hospitality and food service company. It provides gaming, entertainment, and racetrack operating services to create regional casino destinations with video gaming machines, table games, poker rooms, racing simulcast centers, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, sports bars, event centers, retail shops, and hotels in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Ohio, the United States. The company provides management consulting on various aspects of casino operations; operates hotels, lodging, and luxury resorts; provides restaurants and catering services; and special events and venue management services. The company operates stores in pa...

40 Fountain Plaza

Buffalo, NY 14202

United States

Founded in 1915





Key Executives for Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Executive VP & CFO
COO & Executive VP
Managing Director of Delaware North Companies International - Australia and New Zealand
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Delaware North Companies, Inc. Key Developments

Delaware North Announces Management Changes

Delaware North has promoted Jim Houser, who most recently oversaw three Delaware North subsidiaries (Delaware North Sportservice, Patina Restaurant Group and Delaware North's parks and resorts business) as a group president, to executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, Houser will be based at Delaware North's global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., reporting to Co-CEOs Jerry Jacobs Jr. and Lou Jacobs. Houser will have responsibility for Delaware North's business operations around the world, with accountability for driving business performance. Prior to becoming group president, Houser was president of Delaware North's parks and resorts business and oversaw company operations in Australia and Asia. Houser has worked for Delaware North for more than 35 years and in a variety of leadership roles. Rick Abramson, who had previously served as executive vice president and COO, has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief customer officer. A veteran of Delaware North, Abramson will draw from his extensive expertise and client relationships to ensure the company's competitiveness in an increasingly customer-centric global economy. He will focus his efforts on understanding the needs and wants of Delaware North guests and clients, and delivering against those objectives by leveraging all aspects of the company.

Delaware North May Buy Certain Catering Operations From Downer EDI

Delaware North Companies, Inc. is back in the frame. Downer EDI Limited (ASX:DOW) may sell catering operations of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (ASX:SPO) to Delaware North at a later stage. It is not the first time Delaware North, which previously purchased island resorts off the coast of Queensland, has circled Spotless.

Delaware North Extends Contract with Ontario International Airport

Delaware North announced it has signed a new multiyear contract with Ontario International Airport (ONT) to operate food and beverage outlets at the airport. As part of the contract, Delaware North will be completing $6 million in refurbishments at the airport and bringing in several nationally recognized food brands, including Wolfgang Puck and Rock & Brews, as well as a mix of local and proprietary dining concepts. The expanded dining options at the airport will be found in both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 combining new restaurants with existing food and beverage concepts, many of which will be renovated as part of the new contract. Terminal 2 will be adding Wolfgang Puck’s WPizza concept and Cross Grain Brewhouse, a brewpub and restaurant featuring local craft beers. Also being added to Terminal 2 will be Harvest & Grounds, a Euro-American bakery and café, and two grab-and-go locations from Plane Box Food Co. New dining concepts coming to Terminal 4 include Rock & Brews (a rock-and-roll-themed bar and restaurant), Einstein Bros. Bagels and a Southern California favorite, Wahoo’s Fish Taco. In addition to the new restaurants, the existing Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jake’s Bar location will be refurbished as part of the renovations.

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