Archive for Entertainment Center Reports

What’s Big to Go with Bowling<br> Tips to Get Guests to Stay and Spend

What’s Big to Go with Bowling
Tips to Get Guests to Stay and Spend

April 12, 2019 No Comments

There are plenty of earnest bowlers who head to their nearest lanes regularly, intent on playing their game of choice. However, most players are open to a little diversion now and then, as proprietors of bowling and/or combination family entertainment centers well know. Read on to learn what four establishments in varying locales do to […]

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Keeping the Food Service Wheels Turning at Skating Centers

Keeping the Food Service Wheels Turning at Skating Centers

April 12, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon When putting in a full day of roller skating, customers need something to eat or drink so they can refuel to keep up their momentum. Serving food is another way for FEC or skating rink owners and operators to meet a need for their customers so they don’t have to go elsewhere […]

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The Mini-Golf Industry<br>  Cutting Edge Trends in Putting

The Mini-Golf Industry
Cutting Edge Trends in Putting

April 12, 2019 No Comments

Across the United States, there are fewer mini-golf facilities than in decades past. But today’s mini-golf centers are more distinctive in style, more diverse in terms of offerings, and more in tune with what today’s patrons look for in recreation. Mini-golf is thriving on new terms — attracting a younger generation to novelty features and […]

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Vendor Spotlight <br> Keeping Track of Fun at ICON Orlando with Wattman Trains

Vendor Spotlight
Keeping Track of Fun at ICON Orlando with Wattman Trains

March 1, 2019 No Comments

When vacationers arrive in Orlando, they’re often looking for a half-day activity to keep the kids entertained, but they don’t necessarily want to pay the full-day entrance fee at one of the theme parks for which the Florida city is known. That’s where ICON Orlando comes in along with its Pearl Express Train Ride, whose […]

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Making Big Buys Better <br> Views on Purchasing New Equipment

Making Big Buys Better
Views on Purchasing New Equipment

February 27, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Next to the physical structure housing the operation, equipment is the biggest investment a business owner makes in their enterprise. Laser tag arena owners are no exception. When weighing the options of purchasing new equipment, operators have a few common traits they look for in both hardware and software. “[Look at] durability, […]

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Bowling Center Customer  Satisfaction Tips<br> How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

Bowling Center Customer Satisfaction Tips
How Do You Give Customers What They Want?

February 26, 2019 No Comments

In business, the goal is to keep the customer happy. It’s especially important in this day and age when the immediacy of social media reviews can have a major impact on your bottom line. Four bowling centers in different parts of the country share their top tips on how they give customers a great experience […]

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Serious Staff Training in Play <br> Perspectives from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

Serious Staff Training in Play
Perspectives from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Centers

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Having a competent and reliable staff is as important to a business as its physical building and equipment. In the park and entertainment venue industry, employees are not only responsible for giving customers a satisfying experience, but also for their safety and well-being while they’re on the premises. Venue owners, operators, and […]

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Keeping the Fun Fresh<br>  Perspectives on Laser Tag Equipment

Keeping the Fun Fresh
Perspectives on Laser Tag Equipment

January 3, 2019 No Comments

By Kathryn Van Druff Keeping equipment fresh and exciting at family entertainment centers helps to keep crowds coming through the doors. Laser tag facilities are embracing this key concept to appeal to both new and returning customers of all ages. “Guests need to be kept entertained throughout the course of an event, so a variety […]

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Bowling Centers:  Finding the Best Insurance

Bowling Centers: Finding the Best Insurance

January 3, 2019 No Comments

For bowling center owners, finding the right insurance coverage for the bowling alley is no easy feat. With numerous factors to consider, such as liquor liability protection, general liability, equipment breakdown coverage, protection against food spoilage and contamination, and so many more, the task of securing exactly the right kind of coverage is enough to […]

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Revenue All Around <br> Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

Revenue All Around
Maximizing the Earnings of Bowling Profit Centers

October 25, 2018 No Comments

Maximizing profit centers at bowling lanes means a mix of promotional activities. For this article, staff members at bowling centers across the country offered examples of their top money-making areas and explained how to boost sales. In Silverdale, Wash., Jim Monahan, general manager of All Star Bowl, said his profit centers include an espresso stand, […]

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