Board of Directors
Sidney J. Feltenstein
Member of the Board
Sidney J. Feltenstein currently serves as Founder and Past Chairman of the Board of Sagittarius Brands Incorporated, the holding company for Captain D's and Del Taco Restaurant Chains.
Feltenstein has a great track record for rejuvenating brands. In 1995, he led an investment group that bought A&W Restaurants from Detroit real estate magnate Alfred Taubman. Under Feltenstein's leadership, the chain grew from 450 to almost 1,000 units in just five years. In 1999, Feltenstein and his investment group purchased Long John Silver's and formed Yorkshire Global Restaurants, the holding company for A&W Restaurants and Long John Silver's. The Company's sales grew five times and its operating profits grew by 40 times-led by a stunning turnaround in Long John Silver's sales and profits.
In 1972, Feltenstein joined Dunkin' Donuts and spent 19 years at that company in both operations and marketing-the last twelve of which were as chief marketing officer. In his tenure as head of marketing for Dunkin' Donuts, that company was a consistent industry leader in same store sales growth. In 1992 he left Dunkin' Donuts to become executive vice president of worldwide marketing for the Burger King Corporation and is widely credited for reversing an eight year decline in customer traffic. He left Burger King in 1994 to form Yorkshire Global Restaurants.
He is a graduate of Boston University, a Trustee of that institution, and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration, and was Chairman of its board from 1988 to 1991. He is past chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA), and former chairman of the IFA Educational Foundation. He is the recipient of IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Additionally, he is a Trustee of the Performing Arts Foundation of South Florida and a Trustee of the The Shul of Bal Harbor.
When not involved in his professional pursuits, Sid resides in South Florida with his wife, Lisa. Together, they have three children and two grandchildren.