Main Event Entertainment has hired industry vet Tony Wehner as its chief operating officer, the eatertainment chain announced Thursday.
Wehner comes to Plano, Texas-based Main Event after serving as CEO of BigShots Golf, another food-and-games brand. Before that, he was COO of Bar Louie and also held a variety of operations and sales roles at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.
“His passion for the entertainment and hospitality industry is exactly what we were looking for in a leader, and his pedigree of building world-class teams is an asset we are very fortunate to be adding to our team as we enter 2021,” Main Event CEO Chris Morris said.
Main Event is a 44-unit food-and-games chain in 17 states with bowling, laser tag and arcade games, as well as a casual-dining restaurant. Currently, 39 of those locations are fully open with social distancing markers, sanitizing stations, reduced capacity, touchless menus, valet bowling service and more, the chain said.
“Main Event has a strong reputation as a category innovator and I can’t wait to work alongside such an exceptional team through the next phase of growth for the company,” Wehner said in a statement.