Archive for Bowling

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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How to Strike it Right with Food  Offerings at Bowling Centers

How to Strike it Right with Food Offerings at Bowling Centers

May 21, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold When people visit a bowling center, they don’t just go for the fun of the game. Many guests want to make an afternoon or night out of their trip, and indulging in food offerings is also part of the experience.  Anthony Perrone, owner, Tampa, Fla.-based Pin Chasers, Inc., which has three locations, […]

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Extending a Neighborly Hello<br> Tips to Get Guests to Visit

Extending a Neighborly Hello
Tips to Get Guests to Visit

April 10, 2018 No Comments

By Joanna Ireland Today’s bowling centers have learned that leveraging social media to increase their market outreach nets many more strikes than other media, including print and radio ads. While competition for entertainment dollars remains stiff, bowling remains a popular activity for families, and with summer only a few months away, many centers are participating […]

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Passing on the Knowledge  at Bowling Centers <br> Tips to Create Leaders Who Will Mentor Others

Passing on the Knowledge at Bowling Centers
Tips to Create Leaders Who Will Mentor Others

February 14, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Asked how they cultivate leadership in their employees, bowling center owners and managers are in agreement: Great staff starts with great hires. All those surveyed said an outgoing personality and an interest in the industry were essential qualities for future leaders, and they look for these traits when hiring. “The number one […]

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An Alley that Meets its Mark <br> The Timber Lanes Story

An Alley that Meets its Mark
The Timber Lanes Story

May 24, 2017 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald  When Rick and Kathy LeChette bought the old Oxford Strike ‘N Spare Lanes, they wanted to bring the longtime bowling alley back to life with a few added features for today’s generation. The couple started making this old-timey alley their own by not only changing the name to Timber Lanes and […]

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Ideas for Great Events<br> Party Advice for Bowling Centers

Ideas for Great Events
Party Advice for Bowling Centers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

By Karen Appold When hosting a birthday party, there are lots of things a bowling center can do to make it a huge success. Allison Jennings, general manager, WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, Mankato, Minn., schedules a host to work at each party. The host is responsible for keeping all activities on track, ordering food […]

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Gazing into the Crystal Bowling Ball <br>Trends and the Future

Gazing into the Crystal Bowling Ball
Trends and the Future

December 29, 2016 No Comments

By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson The new year might be time for a fresh look at your center and what it means to your community.  These center managers and owners share how they are serving their communities and meeting the needs of their customers. Terry Saracino, general manager of T-Bowl Lanes II in Wayne, N.J., has […]

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Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

Bowling Centers: Getting Your Food and Beverage Sales on a Roll

August 26, 2016 No Comments

At Big Al’s Inc., in Vancouver, Wash., everything needs to be giant and overwhelming—including food and beverage portions. “Our food matches our brand and has guests saying ‘wow’,” said Thomas King II, food and beverage director at the three facilities, which are an average 65,000 square feet in size. Names of food items on the […]

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Centers with Themed Elements to Spare <br> Trends in Bowling Center Design

Centers with Themed Elements to Spare
Trends in Bowling Center Design

May 25, 2016 No Comments

By Genie Davis From a retro-look to a knight’s castle theme, bowling centers nationwide rely on a wide variety of design and theming strategies to keep balls rolling down the lanes. Regardless of the decor choices made, the best bowling center designs appeal to customer demographics or offer unique attributes that make a center stand […]

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Bowling Center Profile: High 5 Entertainment

Bowling Center Profile: High 5 Entertainment

February 22, 2016 No Comments

Scott and Jenny Emley always dreamed of launching a family business. This past January, their dream became a reality with the launch of High 5 Entertainment in Lakeway, Texas, a multi-faceted recreation center that is a family business in all senses of the word — serving clients “from age 2 to 102,” said Scott Emley […]

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