Dave & Buster's


Dave & Buster's believes better food will yield better sales

The combination restaurant and arcade chain is working on upgrading its menu offerings to bolster food attachment. But it is also planning to raise gaming prices to improve profits.


Dave & Buster's eyes international expansion

The eatertainment concept signed another international development deal as it pushes to bring its restaurant and games venues to more global markets.

The prototype for the food-and-games restaurant chain incorporates sports bar-like features, private gaming areas and self-service beer taps.

The food-and-games chain hopes an improved menu, higher game prices and remodels will generate long-term revenue. But its same-store sales have been slowing in recent quarters.

The owner of its namesake food-and-games chain, along with Main Event, cited difficult comparisons and calendar challenges as sales slowed in February and March. But its stock fell, anyway.

Police reports suggest that his death was the result of suicide, but that cause has yet to be verified by the authorities.

The eatertainment chain operator’s stock fell 7% after saying sales slowed down so far this quarter.

The food-and-games chain, as well as new acquisition Main Event, both saw sales accelerate last month. But that didn’t help margins and the company’s stock price fell.

The food-and-games chain said it has four locations that are “big and unwieldy” and might make more sense as units of its recently acquired eatertainment brand.

Fresh off its acquisition of food-and-games chain Main Event, the eatertainment chain has filled eight executive posts. All came from one of the two brands.

  • Page 1