Investor FAQs

What is the history of Dave & Buster’s?

In 1982 Dave & Buster's was founded by Dave and Buster who met in Little Rock Arkansas, where Buster had a restaurant and Dave had an arcade. They noticed patrons crossing over regularly between their two adjacent concepts and that’s when the idea of a combined D&B experience was born.

In 2022 Dave & Buster’s acquired Main Event to solidify its leadership position in the Family Entertainment Center industry in North America. The combination brings together two complementary, yet importantly differentiated concepts delivering elevated entertainment and quality food and beverage for all ages.

What is Dave & Buster’s brand geographic footprint?
151 stores in 41 states, Canada, & Puerto Rico
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What are Dave & Buster’s brand offerings?
Dave & Buster’s offers customers a great place to EAT, DRINK, PLAY & WATCH - ALL IN ONE PLACE. PLAY and games are our key differentiator
• We offer a wide variety of games, ranging from our proprietary VR attractions to classics like skee-ball and pop-a-shot basketball.
• The combination of a highly social experience, the ability to WIN and the breadth of our games is an experience that simply can’t be replicated at home
F&B perspective 
• We offer an appealing variety of food options that has something for everyone. Generally, at price points comparable to casual dining.  
WATCH offering 
• Our typical store has over 30 big screens and a sub-branded area called “D&B Sports”. We feature a comprehensive package of year-round sports viewing and pay-per-view content that guests can enjoy from the comfort of our bar lounge and restaurant areas.
What is the Dave & Buster’s brand target demographic?
Our primary target is Adults 21–39 and families, which make up the majority of our mix
What is Main Event’s geographic footprint?
52 stores in 17 states
What are the key attributes of the Main Event’s brand?
• Strong, distinctive brand with over 90% national awareness and broad customer appeal
• Well-positioned with scale in a growing market
• Vibrant, contemporary store design that integrates dining and entertainment
• A strong business model that produces strong unit economics and generates strong, sustainable free cash flow
What is the Main Event brand target demographic?
Families with children, pre-teens, teens.
When is a new location included in Dave & Buster's comparable store base?
Stores are included in our comparable store base after they have been opened for a full 18 months as of the beginning of each fiscal year.
When does Dave & Buster's fiscal year end?
We operate on a 52-week or 53-week fiscal year ending on the Sunday after the Saturday closest to January 31st.
Does Dave & Buster's franchise?
Dave & Buster's is not franchising in the United States at this time. International franchise inquiries can be submitted to Dave and Buster's at
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