Archive for Bowling

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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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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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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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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