Sid Feltenstein is IFA Past Chairman of the Board.
He has held leadership positions throughout his career in franchising including having served as the Chairman of the Board for Mrs. Fields, Inc.
He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagittarius Brands Incorporated, the holding company for Captain D’s and Del Taco Restaurant Chains.
In 1995, he led an investment group that bought A&W Restaurants from Detroit real estate magnate Alfred Taubman. Under Mr. Feltenstein’s leadership, the chain grew from 450 to almost 1,000 units in just five years.
In 1999, he 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. He sold this company to YUM! Brands in 2002.
Mr. Feltenstein began his career at the Procter and Gamble Company where he held several brand management positions.