In-store entertainment is a more common feature among this year’s Future 50 chains than it has been in the past, ranging from celebrity-watching (Hakkasan, No. 3) to games steeped in nostalgia, such as bowling. One of two alley operators on the list (including Pinstripes, No. 12), Bowlmor stresses that it’s as much a restaurant, sports bar and arcade as it is a place to knock down pins. And don’t forget the transformation late at night into an activities-rich nightclub, complete with music and dancing.
|Location||New York City, N.Y.|
|2013 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$37,600,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||49.2%|
|2013 U.S. Units||14|
|YOY Unit Change||100.0%|
|2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$3,600,000*|
|Future 50 Year||2014|