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Main Event adds delivery of food and games, too

The eatertainment concept has partnered with Uber Eats to delivery kid-friendly menu items along with laser tag, Velcro darts and more.
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With the eatertainment business continuing to struggle amid the pandemic, Main Event said Monday it would now offer curbside pickup and delivery of food as well as a selection of at-home games.

The Plano, Texas-based food-and-games concept has partnered with Uber Eats for delivery of dishes such as pizza, wings, burgers and kids’ meals as well as games like mini laser tag, Velcro darts, “Frozen 2” bowling and more.

Curbside pickup will also be available at the chain’s 36 operating locations.

“We know that our guests have been missing their laser tag birthday parties and family fun nights, so we felt it was about time for us to bring the fun straight to their door,” CMO Sarah Beddoe said in a statement. “Food delivery is something that has been around for a long time, but bringing a full family experience with games and entertainment is something that can take an ordinary night in and make it a great way to create memories.”

Food and games can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle, starting at $18.99. Two 30-minute game cards for a future on-site visit are included with each order. The chain is offering free delivery in July.

The latest offering is one way that embattled eatertainment chains are trying to stay afloat while many units have closed during the coronavirus crisis.

CEC Entertainment, which declared bankruptcy last month, is promoting its delivery-only concept, Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings, while many of its Chuck E. Cheese units remain closed.

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