Word on the street: Dave and Buster’s eyes Asheville location


Word on the street is that the restaurant and entertainment company Dave and Buster’s is looking for an Asheville location. With dozens of locations around the U.S., the closest location to Asheville is Greenville, S.C.

Dave & Buster’s is an American restaurant and entertainment business headquartered in Dallas. Each Dave and Busters has a full-service restaurant and a video arcade, according to its website. The company, which started in the early 1980s, first went public in 1995. Today it operates more than 80 locations in the U.S.

The past few years have seen the chain steadily grow as it fills a profitable niche, according to The Motley Fool. Here’s more:

Dave & Buster’s was born after a restaurant owner and bar owner noticed that patrons of one concept would frequent the other. They teamed up, creating a mammoth restaurant where bar games and other high-tech diversions entertain customers between bites and sips.

Dave & Buster’s is unique. Less than half of its money is generated from food and beverages, 44% in its latest quarter to be exact. The balance of its net sales are generated from high-margin video games and other entertainment offerings. An arcade or a restaurant on its own would be a risky proposition, but combined, they create the built-in audience for the other part of the model’s business…


Jason October 13, 2017 - 10:26 am

This would be a great addition to the River Arts District.

Doug S. October 2, 2017 - 10:32 am

You ever been in one? Yikes.

luther blissett October 2, 2017 - 10:53 pm

Chuck E Cheese for, um, grown-ups.

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