Dave & Buster’s could be coming to a small market near you. The entertainment-driven chain announced this week that it plans to start opening smaller-format stores, with the first debuting in Rogers, Arkansas, early in 2018. Dave & Buster’s said during a conference call that the unit will be 15,000–20,000 square feet, with anticipated average unit volumes of $4–$5 million.
In the long term, chief
executive officer Steve King said Dave & Buster’s sees the potential
for 20–40 of these new locations. The Dallas-based brand has attempted
to trim down its massive stores in the past, but without much success.
This model will be a much different experience.. . . more