Friday, December 15, 2017

Dave & Buster's to Grow with Smaller-Format Stores

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

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