Current & Previous Issues

June 2014

  1. The difference between OK and delighted
  2. Foundations - July 15-17 Chicago, IL
    Foundations Lite - August 19 Atlanta, GA
  3. More about families with children
  4. To win today, it's all about offering a High Fidelity experience
  5. Fun City FEC, Burlington, IA
  6. Families with kids dining out less
  7. Current projects
  8. Helio Center in Vietnam to open this winter
  9. Entertainment spending forecast to increase

May 2014

  1. Editor's travelogue
  2. Do you really know who your competition is? - Part 2
  3. The different generations
  4. We're a Foodie Nation
  5. Early bird discount ends in 12 days
  6. A nascent trend - entertainment + restaurant + bar = third place social
  7. Births down, but don't despair
  8. The folly of not meeting the rising expectation for food sophistication and healthfulness

April 2014

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The immutable laws of marketing: Violate at your peril!
  3. The popularity of pizza
  4. Do you really know who your competition is?
  5. The demographics & market shares for alcohol consumption
  6. It's counter intuitive; Additional by subtraction

February-March 2014

  1. Editor's corner & travelogue
  2. Why entertainment venues should fear digital technology
  3. Two Foundations Entertainment Universities on the horizon: one is free and the other has an early bird discount
  4. Are You Old School?
  5. Spectator sports growing in popularity & on the decline
  6. Top design trend - Immersive design
  7. Back to the basics; the only five ways to grow your business
  8. Importance of ambiance
  9. Is bowling in the gutter?

January 2014

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Queue line design: theory versus perception
  3. Silverlake, the Family Place
  4. Four years after the economic recovery, America's birth rate remains depressed
  5. Foundations Entertainment University coming to Phoenix
  6. The Silver Screen is losing its shine
  7. Surfing in the desert
  8. Da Nang, Vietnam project gets a name
  9. It is very simply a people concept
  10. How to be friendly to food allergy sufferers
  11. The scoop on Chuck E. Cheese's going private

December 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Why are many FEC attractions so mediocre?
  3. Local, healthy top the 2014 restaurant menu forecast
  4. Bowling in transition
  5. Foundations Entertainment University announces three programs for 2014
  6. Wine now more popular than beer
  7. 5 ways to rethink your queue strategy to keep customers satisfied
  8. Is Chuck E. Cheese's declining comparable store sales the result of digital Darwinism, KGOY or what?
  9. Do "Digital Natives" exist?
  10. Raising the bar on grilled cheese sandwiches
  11. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to tell your story in a noisy social world

November 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The dirty little truth about many consultants & seminar programs
  3. Online leisure is crowding out real world leisure & face time
  4. Why Millennials aren't who you think they are
  5. Early bird discount available for Foundations Entertainment University in February
  6. Designing entertainment attractions to overcome the fear of conversation
  7. The hybrid consumer and the return to splurging

October 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Implications of the new 6th Sense & the flight from conversation
  3. Meet us in Orlando
  4. Current project status
  5. It's time to change the industry's lexicon
  6. Foundations Entertainment University heading to Phoenix
  7. Changes to location-based entertainment participation and spending
  8. Healthy eating on the increase & free newsletter

September 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Wine about to overtake beer in popularity
  3. Foundations Entertainment University just 1.5 weeks away
  4. The disruption of convenient, cheap and easy
  5. Attendance and spending at community entertainment venues
  6. The importance of leisure in emerging and advanced economies
  7. Exceeding customer expectations; The unachievable myth
  8. Bocce, the horseshoes for hipsters

July-August 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Our newest project, Ocean5
  3. Focus on technology - 4K displays, a cost or something else?
  4. Frugality continues; The new reality for location-based entertainment
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - your road to success - September 17-19
  6. How technology has changed entertainment experiences
  7. Changes to leisure time

June 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. How digital technology disrupts the perceived value of location-based entertainment
  3. National Park visits on the decline
  4. Is Chuck E. Cheese's last decade's performance a harbinger of the future of children's entertainment?
  5. Free scholarships available to Birthday University
  6. The importance of food and beverage - Part 2: Snacks
  7. Foundations Entertainment University - businesses don't plan to fail, they fail to plan SMARTLY
  8. The three elementary rules for being great
  9. Aggregate household spending on community-based entertainment
  10. Here's what 24/7 construction looks like

May 2013

  1. Editor's corner - Travel tips
  2. A nascent trend, the rise of the barcade
  3. Here's some interesting data on family incomes & entertainment spending
  4. Progress with our Da Nang, Vietnam eatertainment project
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - July 16-18 in Chicago
  6. The importance of food and beverage
  7. Gender matters

March-April 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. What are the trends with community-based entertainment?
  3. Designing karaoke rooms for the Danang, Vietnam FEC
  4. The ever expanding bricks-'n'- mortar entertainment landscape
  5. Foundations Entertainment University #28 attracts 63 attendees
  6. The failure of feasibility studies that rely on demographics
  7. A super-sized pop-up restaurant
  8. Chuck E. Cheese's bombs on food and new mascot while moving into the digital world

February 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Evidence that the staycation trend is both real & long-term
  3. Foundations Entertainment University - a 3-fer in March
  4. The bifurcated entertainment market; High Fidelity or die!
  5. A counterintuitive way to increase profits - scarcity
  6. 2012 North American cinema attendance increases
  7. Biases that can cause us to make bad decisions

January 2013

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The challenges of producing international entertainment projects: Our Vietnam experience
  3. The science of the queue
  4. Foundations Entertainment University goes to Vegas
  5. Feasibility and economics for entertainment projects in emerging economies
  6. Birthday University scholarships
  7. Location-based entertainment experiences go premium
  8. Entertainment spending in the local community by income

December 2012

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The rise to the premium experience
  3. Upcoming presentations
  4. It's time to reinvent the game of bowling
  5. 2013 culinary forecast
  6. Is the FEC truly profitable?

October-November 2012

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Household entertainment spending up 58% since 1995
  3. The big IAAPA show is just around the corner
  4. Best FEC contest announced
  5. Resource for global cuisine and street food recipes
  6. Don't be a prisoner of the past; it's a whole New Reality for FECs and LBEs
  7. DNA USA Conference a great success; 2013 conferences announced
  8. Our international projects currently under development
  9. Industry terminology is limiting its evolution; Get unstuck!

August-September 2012

  1. Editor's corner
  2. #1 in a small market...
  3. Defining your target market; It's not about their demographics
  4. Have the two largest eatertainment chains forgotten the 'eat'?
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - September 18-20
  6. The socioeconomics of children's sports participation
  7. Digital Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment Association (DNA) Conference – October 2-3, Los Angeles
  8. How to successfully interview and hire new workers
  9. The rise of leisure time inequality
  10. Nearly half of Americans drink soda daily; Daily coffee consumption on the increase
  11. Why healthy and allergen-free menu options matter
  12. Are you marketing the way you were a decade ago? Don't you know marketing is dead?
  13. Current projects

July 2012

  1. Editor's travelogue - Vietnam
  2. Bowling trends; the bad & good news
  3. Alcohol sales at restaurants on the increase
  4. "Do not tell me what is new; tell me what is never old"
  5. Crochet playground
  6. Foundations Entertainment University - September 18-20
  7. What do families want on a vacation?
  8. Noise the 2nd biggest complaint among diners
  9. The new hipster Chuck E. Cheese
  10. Digital Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment Association (DNA) Conference - October 2-3, Los Angeles
  11. Free scholarship to Birthday University - August 22-23, Atlanta GA
  12. The importance of authenticity
  13. Foursquare adds Local Updates
  14. Survey shows popularity of pizza

June 2012

  1. Editor's Corner - International travels
  2. What a difference 21 years makes with household spending
  3. New free directory for agritourism businesses
  4. Sustainability A to Z: Still relevant for both consumers and industry
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - July 17-19 in Chicago
  6. The potential of the stay-at-home mother with young child market
  7. Attracting Generation X
  8. Theme park attendance is counterintuitive to macro LBE spending trends

April - May 2012

  1. Editor's Corner - update on Dubai
  2. Is there really a menu 'sweet spot'?
  3. Chuck E. Cheese's a pioneer with multichannel entertainment convergence
  4. Ray's indoor playground - it's no FEC
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - July 17-19 in Chicago
  6. Entertainment venues as anchors to generate mall traffic
  7. Club Liko progress
  8. Are Millennials the market they are cracked up to be?
  9. Living arrangements of young adults
  10. Top pizza trends
  11. The dirty little truth about developing a family entertainment center no one will tell you

February - March 2012

  1. Foundations Entertainment University & Amusement Expo
  2. Trends in middle-class entertainment spending
  3. DNA conference
  4. Toddlers don't need tokens to win crane machine prizes
  5. Family entertainment center architectural design: Getting it right the first time
  6. Construction progress at Club Liko in Cairo, Egypt
  7. Is what's happening to cinemas a bellwether for location-based entertainment?
  8. New clients

January 2012

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Predictions for 2012 and beyond
  3. Foundations Entertainment University partners with Amusement Expo
  4. White space project opportunities
  5. The FEC business plan: The roadmap to success
  6. Progress at Club Liko in Cairo, Egypt
  7. Upcoming presentations
  8. Household spending on trips for entertainment, restaurants and sporting events

December 2011

  1. Editor's corner
  2. How some suppliers are ruining many FEC businesses
  3. Kids' menu trends
  4. Foundations Entertainment University selected by Amusement Expo Show
  5. Accessible & universal design
  6. Why first-to-market often means first-to-fail
  7. Review of new Dave & Buster's
  8. Infographic on changes to community-based entertainment spending
  9. New clients

September-November 2011

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Site selection: a combination of art and science
  3. IAAPA is just around the corner and we'll be there
  4. Is the staycation trend on the decline?
  5. September's Foundations Entertainment University a sell-out
  6. Don't miss Randy White's blogs & tweets
  7. Alcohol: To serve or not to serve; that is the question
  8. Pricing commercial parties & group events for maximum ROI

July-August 2011

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The creative destruction of location-based entertainment
  3. Foundations Entertainment University - Sept 20-22, Kansas City
  4. In the news
  5. Eatertainment, its growth and new concepts
  6. Embrace QR Codes
  7. Bowling - changes to participation and its customers

April-June 2011

  1. Editor's corner - National Restaurant Association Show experience
  2. The paradox of choice and the cannibalization phenomenon
  3. Foundations Entertainment University - July 19-21, Chicago
  4. How people decide where to visit
  5. Word-of-mom with Power Moms
  6. Randy White to give keynote at DNA Conference in London
  7. What forms our memory of a visit to an LBE?
  8. Club Liko in Cairo, Egypt under construction
  9. The trend of decreasing attendance with higher prices
  10. New restaurant startup book
  11. Current projects

February-March 2011

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The importance of your business catering to families with children
  3. Location-Based Entertainment: How to Beat the Digital World at its Own Game
  4. Top tips for getting the design right the first time
  5. Foundations Entertainment University, April 26-28, Dallas, TX
  6. Make sure your business is found locally on Google and GPS maps
  7. In the news
  8. Recent blogs
  9. Our best on Twitter
  10. New Projects and Clients

January 2011

  1. BellaBoo's wins three awards
  2. Why so many FECs have marginal success or fail
  3. Movie attendance continues its decline
  4. Foundations Entertainment University, April 26-28, Dallas, TX
  5. Are community-based entertainment venues falling into the Fidelity Belly?
  6. Lively discussions on Linkedin FEC Group
  7. Chuck E. Cheese's enters the Multiverse
  8. Is the staycation trend a real phenomenon?
  9. Most frequently purchased sandwiches
  10. Don't miss Randy's blogging and tweeting
  11. Current Projects

November/December 2010

  1. Editor's Travelogue
  2. The great FEC theming myth
  3. Hamburgers still king of sandwiches
  4. What's next: the future is already here
  5. Randy's blogging
  6. Managing prime food and beverage costs for maximum profitability
  7. The challenge of designing environments for families with children
  8. 2011 Foundation Entertainment University dates
  9. The culture of eating occasions
  10. Current projects

September/October 2010

  1. The foundation of location-based entertainment success is a four-legged stool
  2. Meet us in Orlando at IAAPA
  3. What's up with bowling?
  4. New Motion Evolution program for children
  5. Out-of-home entertainment spending on the increase for families with children
  6. White Hutchinson joins The Optimus Group
  7. Follow our tweets
  8. Top 20 most loved brands

August 2010

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Why socio-economic/lifestyles matter
  3. Foundations Entertainment University adds new back-to-back seminar program in Dallas, September 21-24
  4. The increasing stratification of out-of-home entertainment & leisure
  5. Americans will spend 9% more when given excellent service
  6. Getting the timing just right
  7. New projects

June-July 2010

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The future of out-of-home entertainment
  3. Location-based entertainment center myths
  4. Disney Store goes retail-tainment
  5. Hybrid bowling and dinner & movie concepts grow in popularity
  6. In the news
  7. The phases of design
  8. Adventure sports
  9. New clients

April-May 2010

  1. Editor's travelogue
  2. What drives guest attendance? Is all about the motivations
  3. Foundations Entertainment University - July 13-15
  4. New entertainment venues debut at Mirdiff City Centre mall
  5. BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center
  6. Current projects

March 2010

  1. Editor's travelogue: six Middle East cities
  2. Recession creates rare opportunity for start-ups
  3. Three immutable laws for location-based entertainment
  4. A new reality for out-of-home entertainment
  5. Reinventing the shopping center for the age of the grounded consumer
  6. Current projects
  7. Upcoming presentations by Randy White

January / February 2010

  1. Editor's Corner - North to Alaska travelogue
  2. White paper: The Great Recession's long-term impact on consumers and location-based businesses
  3. Foundations Entertainment University announces 2010 dates
  4. LAN gaming centers
  5. News you may have missed
  6. The Bowl Room & Freeze Club in Kuwait
  7. Warm air dryers in restrooms increase bacteria on hands
  8. Current projects
  9. Upcoming presentations by Randy White

October / November 2009

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Retail-tainment: the next big thing for shopping centers?
  3. Meet the Koodies
  4. McDonald's latest innovations
  5. Thomas Town opens in Japan
  6. Are you missing our Twitter tweet treats?
  7. Orange County Choppers joins barbecue at new restaurant
  8. Hooters opens bowling lounge
  9. Freej - the four ladies of Dubai
  10. Upcoming presentations

October / November 2009

  1. Editor's travelogue: my round-the-world trip
  2. IAAPA Attractions Expo, November 16-20
  3. Did entertainment spending really grow in 2008?
  4. Customized cookies, baked in 2 minutes
  5. Mass customization in Vietnam
  6. Attractive female staff could be bad for business
  7. HOOTERS opens its 1st bowling center
  8. BellaBoo's gets great reviews
  9. Soft-modular-play on wheels
  10. Quarter results for two location-based entertainment chains
  11. Skee-Ball celebrates 100th anniversary
  12. Families' favorite restaurants
  13. Upcoming presentations

September 2009

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Reaching adults often means targeting their younger children
  3. Last chance for Foundations Entertainment University
  4. Are you missing our tweet treats?
  5. At-home options and electronics taking entertainment market
  6. Current projects

August 2009

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Social media pays
  3. The future of leisure time; a new value equation
  4. The iconic hamburger/cheeseburger goes premium
  5. Business death spiral!
  6. Foundations Entertainment University, Oct. 6-8, Dallas, Texas
  7. BellaBoo's opens Sept. 15
  8. Vicki Stoecklin featured in two magazines
  9. Put your business correctly on the map
  10. 100 flavors in new Coca-Cola soda machine
  11. How Americans spent their time in 2008
  12. Chuck E. Cheese's reports 2nd quarter results
  13. New clients

July 2009

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. What is a feasibility study? – Part 2
  3. To beat the recession, open your books to employees
  4. Foundations Entertainment University coming to Dallas
  5. Mass customization
  6. Playgrounds for big boys and girls
  7. Higher prices than competitors more profitable?
  8. Homeschooling on the increase
  9. Best fast-casual restaurants for families
  10. Disney plans 2nd family-themed resort hotel
  11. Specialization means bigger sales
  12. Classic 1980's restaurant commercials
  13. New projects

June 2009

  1. What is a feasibility study? – Part 1
  2. The Redemption Report
  3. Report on the National Restaurant Association show
  4. Let's Pizza angers 'Slow Food' Italians
  5. Foundations Entertainment University arrives in Chicago July 14-16
  6. The grounded consumer: changing the paradigm of shopping center entertainment
  7. Hot Dog Hall of Fame
  8. Number of children's role-play edutainment centers grows
  9. America's 12 strangest museums

May 2009

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Is the recession creating new leisure-time habits?
  3. Join us on Twitter
  4. Mickey D's remakes restaurants and PlayPlaces
  5. Pump It Up offers teambuilding
  6. Foundations Entertainment University, July 14-16
  7. America's worst restaurants for kids
  8. Paradigm paralysis stifles entertainment destinations
  9. Leisure varies across countries and cultures
  10. Chuck E. Cheese's reports 2009 1st quarter sales

April 2009

  1. Pink slips create entrepreneurs; beware of the roadkill traps
  2. Foundations Entertainment University just a month away
  3. Comfort desserts for the recession
  4. White space projects
  5. Out-of-home community entertainment proving recession proof
  6. Remember when?
  7. Children's edutainment trumps retail
  8. New projects

March 2009

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Demise of the stuffed; birth of the grounded consumer
  3. Children's edutainment and enrichment in an educated society
  4. Foundations Entertainment University, May 5-7, Kansas City, Missouri
  5. Affordable out-of-home entertainment still strong
  6. Scheels retail-tainment
  7. The real impact of go-karts on your bottom line -- and how to improve it!
  8. Smashies from the space program

January/February 2009

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. The future of location-based leisure: suddenly a new scenario
  3. Remove the $ sign to increase spending
  4. Kids and families with kids are eco-friendly
  5. Foundations Entertainment University, February 3-5 in Dallas, Texas
  6. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
  7. Dinner and a movie continues to expand
  8. New Projects

November/December 2008

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Middle of the road is the road to ruin
  3. Foundations Entertainment University announces 2009 schedule
  4. The hybrids are coming
  5. Dinner and a movie hybrid evolves
  6. Meet Randy White at IAAPA
  7. Environment and people: two critical elements of experience
  8. Books to consider on Gen Y in the workforce
  9. Review of Lego Discovery Center -- Chicago
  10. Nurturing children's biophilia
  11. Birthday party venues get mobile competition
  12. White Hutchinson expands restaurant services
  13. No recession for agritainment
  14. Free food allergy guide
  15. StoneFire Pizza Co. wins top award
  16. Networked families

September/October 2008

  1. Editor's corner
  2. In the news
  3. Our design team includes LEED Accredited Professional
  4. The role of entertainment in shopping centers & malls
  5. All time record births
  6. Bowling goes upscale
  7. Chuck E. Cheese's same store sales grew 4.5%
  8. Time for leisure, the latest data
  9. Kids snacking exotic flavors
  10. Current projects

July/August 2008

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The new leisure economy
  3. CAN-SPAM updates from the FTC
  4. Annual restaurant visits
  5. Cyber Sport arrives
  6. Free online listing at
  7. What's happened to bowling?
  8. Picky eaters have different genes
  9. Words of wisdom from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
  10. Lego Discovery Center opens
  11. New clients
  12. Update on Kazakhstan projects

May/June 2008

  1. Editor's travelogue
  2. What's happened to movie theater attendance?
  3. Cultural changes to entertainment spending by young adults
  4. Chicago Foundations Entertainment University predicted to sell out
  5. Social Engagement identified as a major trend
  6. Search within a search on our website
  7. Kids menus continue to evolve
  8. Construction progress on BellaBoo's children's play and discovery center
  9. Review of National Restaurant Association Show
  10. Sega to open family entertainment center in Dubai

March/April 2008

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The shifting nature of leisure time and expenditures – Part 2, looking into the crystal ball
  3. Number of babies continues to increase
  4. Foundations Entertainment University, May 6-8, 2008, Kansas City, Missouri
  5. Eat, drink and be famous
  6. The growth of indoor hotel waterparks
  7. Learned on women
  8. Indoor Legoland headed to America
  9. Center gets brand name and mascot
  10. Project construction progress
  11. The Whopper Bar is coming
  12. Add more 'TLC' and charge more
  13. Accessible sidewalks
  14. New clients

January/February 2008

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Silverlake, "The Family Place," wins award
  3. Foundations Entertainment University – February 26-28
  4. The shifting nature of leisure time and expenditures
  5. Flavors for kids
  6. StoneFire Pizza Co. photos
  7. Trends precede innovation
  8. Current projects

November/December 2007

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The changing nature of leisure time
  3. Who has time to wait?
  4. Online karting arrives
  5. Foundations Entertainment University registration is open
  6. Road kill stew
  7. Review of IAAPA show in Orlando, Florida
  8. Grandparent spending
  9. Free white papers for e-mail marketing
  10. Death to the black box, hello daylight
  11. Hurray for pizza
  12. The relationship of education to income
  13. Get real, this is a place for children?
  14. Update on uWink

September/October 2007

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Embrace eatertainment – or clone a dinosaur
  3. Cyndi Nelson joins White Hutchinson
  4. Fewer mothers view full-time work as ideal
  5. Meet Randy White, our CEO, at IAAPA
  6. Consumers move toward a more sustainable lifestyle
  7. Foundations Entertainment University announces next seminar
  8. No more ho-hum food
  9. There are only five ways to grow your business
  10. What's happening with uWink?
  11. "The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch)"
  12. New Projects

July/August 2007

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Kids dining out is not child's play
  3. Update on Three Rivers Park Children's Play & Discovery Center
  4. Discretionary income
  5. Beyond entertainment: A closer look at America's mindset of leisure experiences
  6. New minimum wage
  7. Service with a smile
  8. enewsletter recommendation
  9. Splurging in America
  10. Clean tables make all the difference

May/June 2007

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Is history repeating itself? Location-based children's centers
  3. Last Foundations Entertainment University for 2007
  4. Away-from-home food and entertainment spending
  5. National Restaurant Association Show
  6. Discover great field trips
  7. The culture of pop versus soda
  8. Finish what's on your plate or ...
  9. Missed the slide show?
  10. Identifying the healthful eaters
  11. Get ready for the trans fat revolution
  12. New and current projects

February/April 2007

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Restaurant and entertainment expenditures
  3. New "networked" consumer more fluid and connected
  4. Knuckleheads eatertainment center opens in Wisconsin Dells
  5. Never old
  6. Foundations Entertainment University - April 24-26
  7. Wannado reduces prices
  8. Cultural differences
  9. American food goes upscale
  10. Visible glove use gives good impression
  11. Hero's The Party Experience
  12. Restaurant failures: The truth and the reasons
  13. Starbucks' 5 core principles for success
  14. McLattes on the way
  15. The silliness of most surveys
  16. New projects

January 2007

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Reader comments on death of entertainment
  3. Creating a 'going out' experience
  4. Foundations Entertainment University
  5. Current projects
  6. The death of the mall; welcome to the new landscape of shopping experiences

December 2006

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Founder rats on the cheese
  3. Foundations Entertainment University Feb. 6-8, Houston, Texas
  4. Legoland to launch new mini-venue
  5. The death of entertainment; welcome to the new mindset of leisure experiences
  6. 620-seat StoneFire Pizza Co. opens
  7. Unwrapped Eater-tainment show rerun

October/November 2006

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Welcome to the world of 'tainment'
  3. Meet us at IAAPA
  4. Starting a Small Restaurant classic revised
  5. Kidzania opens in Japan
  6. StoneFire Pizza Co. opens
  7. Impact of economic changes on consumers
  8. Free Park World magazine
  9. Main Event Entertainment to open in Lubbock, Texas
  10. New clients

August/September 2006

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Time means more than money
  3. State of the Industry Report, is it really so?
  4. Coffee, café, play, Mommy and me
  5. Developing children's play
  6. Away-from-home leisure competition increasing
  7. Taming the thrills attracts families
  8. Thematic food
  9. Miniature golf factoid
  10. Construction cost escalation continues
  11. The Stinger Report now free
  12. First T-REX Café opens
  13. 2007 Foundation Entertainment University dates and locations set
  14. In the news
  15. Retail developers become restaurant and entertainment operators
  16. Update on summer teenage labor force participation
  17. New projects

June/July 2006

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Different joe for different tribes
  3. Who enjoys interacting with customers?
  4. Last 2006 Foundations Entertainment University
  5. Blabbing dissatisfied guests
  6. StoneFire Pizza Co. progress
  7. Child-friendly skies
  8. The relationship between quality, price, per caps and profit
  9. Help with specialty coffee
  10. Death of iceberg

April/May 2006

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The two leisure-time markets
  3. Foundations Entertainment University #9
  4. Healthy walk-around food
  5. No more copy cats, part 2
  6. More snow for Dubai
  7. The new duality of parent-child decision making
  8. Marketing to moms
  9. Trifecta announces new eatertainment concept
  10. Restaurant Show
  11. New projects

January - March 2006

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Lincoln Museum to receive Thea Award
  3. Food trends
  4. No more copycats
  5. Stargate FEC
  6. Entrepreneur's $500,000 dream
  7. The latest handheld entertainment system for kids
  8. Who are fast-casual restaurant customers?
  9. LBE-oriented recreation participation
  10. Faith-friendly food
  11. Book quote
  12. Sega revamps GameWorks
  13. How we spend our winter leisure time eating
  14. Chuck E. Cheese's winning strategy: good or bad for kids?
  15. Agritainment Today

October 2005

  1. Editor's corner
  2. The pizza cone arrives
  3. IAAPA seminar on designing for children
  4. Can you hear me now?
  5. The skyrocketing whole-grain trend
  6. Cultural faux pas
  7. Teenage labor force participation continues to decline
  8. Doing good is good for business
  9. Kidzania coming to Dubai
  10. Cinema attendance declines
  11. Time for leisure
  12. Agri-motor sport
  13. Bowling renovation

August/September 2005

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. What's happening with extreme sports?
  3. Which came first, the site or the feasibility study?
  4. What's cool for kids?
  5. Affordable Luxury, the new consumer paradigm
  6. KoalaPlay Group closes dry division
  7. Sensory overload coming at IAAPA Conference and Trade Show
  8. Healthy eating affects ice cream sales
  9. July issue correction
  10. Last Child in the Woods
  11. Chuck E. Cheese's opens 500th unit; summer campaign bombs
  12. Foundations announces 2006 dates and locations
  13. Peter Piper Pizza revamps its stores
  14. A mother's plea

July 2005

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Last chance for Foundations Entertainment University
  3. Tour of outdoor play environments in Berlin, Germany
  4. White Hutchinson opens Middle East office
  5. Restaurants that sell gasoline
  6. Entrepreneurial pitfalls
  7. More on uWink
  8. Worldwide dining out
  9. Who's eating healthy?
  10. Mall-tainment in the Arabian Gulf

June 2005

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Favorite foods: why ice cream rates high
  3. Foundations Entertainment University: July 19-21
  4. National Restaurant Association Show draws 70,000+
  5. The perils of selection bias in LBE development
  6. Fast-feeders raise the bar on coffee
  7. Where have the teenage workers gone?
  8. Waterpark resorts rapidly expanding
  9. Seconds count when serving that cup of Joe
  10. Our company's unique structure
  11. Death, taxes and Chuck E. Cheese's, aka the House of Terror
  12. uWink Media Bistro - a Chuck E. Cheese's for adults
  13. Chuck E. Cheese's $30-million remodel
  14. Allergy-free cooking for kids
  15. Current projects

May 2005

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Twentysomethings = the flavor generation
  3. Too much edu and not enough tainment: back to the future
  4. Reinventing bowling
  5. The first thing we need to do is kill all the accountants
  6. The ultimate lock-in
  7. Silverlake Family Recreation Center renovation
  8. 'Artisan' and 'handcrafted' a major food trend
  9. Chicago's Foundations Entertainment University a great success: July's is just around the corner
  10. The difference between the genders
  11. Agritainment Today e-newsletter coming
  12. Airlines with the most satisfied customers are the winners
  13. Motivating Generation Y workers
  14. BRC Imagination Arts recognizes Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contributors

April 2005

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Androcentrism: the curse of male-bias
  3. Construction costs escalate
  4. Foundations Entertainment University just weeks away
  5. Golden anniversary for largest operator of LBEs
  6. Insights from Yankelovich
  7. What a difference 'highly satisfied' makes
  8. Speed of service
  9. Away-from-home entertainment spending
  10. Worldwide universality of play
  11. Dairy Queen partners with Nickelodeon
  12. Why families go out to eat
  13. New projects

February/March 2005

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Location-based entertainment trends
  3. Agritainment is on the rise
  4. Businesses don't plan to fail
  5. Herd Rock Calfé expands
  6. What's happening with edutainment?
  7. Kids go healthy
  8. Independents dominate the restaurant industry
  9. Parking lot dynamics
  10. New clients

January 2005

  1. Editor's corner
  2. Change is sweeping the restaurant industry, leaving most LBEs in the dust
  3. ADA guide for hiring persons with intellectual disabilities
  4. Environments that make you say wow while you chow
  5. New data on home-schooling
  6. The gender challenge
  7. Foundations Entertainment University
  8. Eating out is in
  9. Fisher-Price teams up with Royal Caribbean
  10. Egregious article requires retraction?
  11. Family pizza buffet/entertainment center design progresses
  12. The business plan: the roadmap for success
  13. Welcome our newest staff member
  14. Upcoming presentations
  15. New clients

December 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Know Your Prime Cost on F&B
  3. Big Happenings at Silverlake Family Recreation Center
  4. 3 Days Remain to Save $100 on February's Foundations Entertainment University
  5. Growth Reported in High-Income Households
  6. Birthday University Ezine
  7. Three Rivers Under Design
  8. Golf Is Losing Popularity
  9. Number of Stay-at-Home Parents Is Increasing
  10. Choking Poster Available
  11. Perplexed by Generation Y Employees?
  12. How to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Food Service Employers
  13. New Projects

November 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Old MacDonald Had a Booming Agritainment Business (e-i-e-i-o)
  3. Family Pizza Buffet/Entertainment Center Under Design
  4. Cultural Shift in the Perception and Use of Leisure Time
  5. Foundations Entertainment University
  6. Birthday Party Newsletter
  7. Cherry-Crest Farm
  8. Food Network's Unwrapped Show Broadcast Date Set
  9. Entertainment Spending Increases
  10. Recently Published Articles
  11. Soft Foam Play Areas Pose Safety Hazard
  12. Chuck E. Cheese's Starts Fundraising Program

October 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Food Network Interviews Randy White
  3. Shakey's Celebrates 50 Years of Eatertainment
  4. Paradise Park Wins Best FEC Award
  5. Four Keys to Good Service
  6. World's 1st Parks Department Children's Edutainment Center
  7. Dino-tainment: Dining with Dinosaurs
  8. Meet Me at IAAPA Orlando
  9. What's More Important: the Entertainment, Food, Service or Ambiance?
  10. Resorts Target Preschoolers
  11. MaryGolds Family Event Center
  12. White Hutchinson Goes RSS
  13. No Longer "a Material Girl in a Material World"
  14. New Church & Religious Institute Web Section
  15. Consumers' Choice Restaurant Awards
  16. Foundations Entertainment University Registration Available

September 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Number of Homeschoolers Increases
  3. The Neglected Age Children
  4. Study Identifies Dining Styles
  5. Oasis for Children
  6. Hand Drying: Paper Towels or Air Hand Dryers?
  7. Edutainment: The Next Big Thing
  8. Importance of Nature to Young Children
  9. More on Wannado City
  10. New Projects

August 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Mothers and Leisure Time
  3. We've Been in the News
  4. Beware of Suppliers Promising Plenty
  5. What's Happening with Children's Edutainment?
  6. Pal's Sudden Service Drive-Through
  7. Putt-Putt Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
  8. Construction Material Price Increases Impact New LBEs
  9. Families Grab Large Restaurant Market Share
  10. Kids' Menus Under Major Revision
  11. Playdate Lawyers
  12. Get $30 in Books for FREE!
  13. Cheese Price Increases Impact Profitability
  14. Busy Dog Days of Summer
  15. 2005 Educational Seminar Dates Announced

July 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Americans Moving to Enriching & Social Experiences
  3. Last Chance to Attend Foundations Entertainment University
  4. Chuck E. Cheese Gets Pie'd
  5. Theme Park Economics
  6. Looking for a Seminar on Edutainment?
  7. Reality Restaurant Video Game
  8. Who Administers ADA?
  9. 100th Anniversary of the Hamburger
  10. EM-Newsletter
  11. Two Strikes and You're Out!
  12. New Lighthouse Menu at Red Lobster
  13. Targeting Socio-Economic/Lifestyle Groups
  14. So Much Information!
  15. Whac-A-Moles on the Loose
  16. New Projects

June 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Family Expenditures on Children
  3. More on Kids' Dining
  4. Foundations Just Around the Corner
  5. How's LOBEX Doing?
  6. Totter the Mascot
  7. Architects & Location-Based Entertainment Design
  8. Restaurant Start-Up & Growth Magazine
  9. American Girl Café
  10. Newly Published Work
  11. The Lavatory Factor
  12. Views of Paradise Park
  13. Are Your Guests All Moving Away?
  14. T-Rex Is Coming!
  15. New Projects

May 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Baby Boom on the Horizon & Changing Values
  3. Apology to the Horses
  4. Want to Be a Success in the LBE Business?
  5. Getting Wiser to Teens
  6. I Did My Homework, I Know My Market Area
  7. Summer Foundations Announced
  8. Mom-preneuer Speaks
  9. Cloning Dinosaurs
  10. Kid-Friendly Dining
  11. Carbohydrates Take a Toll
  12. New Projects

April 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. PBS KIDS Backyard Opens
  3. Cook-It-Yourself Dining: A Nascent Trend
  4. The LOHAS Market
  5. Foundations Entertainment University - It's Not Too Late!
  6. Being No. 1 vs. the Disaster of Being No. 2
  7. Pizza Facts
  8. Cool Website: Microsoft's bCentral
  9. Kids Like Going Out with Their Families
  10. Randy's Travelogue
  11. Hiving Emerges as New Trend of American Living
  12. Child Development Expert Barred by Hasbro

March 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. It's the Personality that Counts
  3. Foundations Entertainment University Gets Glowing Endorsement
  4. Ruby Tuesday Leads the Industry & the Panache Factor
  5. Why Commercial Birthday Parties Are So Popular
  6. Wannado City to Open this Summer
  7. Trade Magazines Feature White Hutchinson
  8. Is this an Example of Egomania?
  9. New Projects

February 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Adults Are from Earth; Children Are from the Moon Designing for Children: a Complex Challenge
  3. GameWorks Opens 23rd Store
  4. Paradise Park Opens
  5. Materialism Out, Leisure In
  6. Major Shift and Nascent Trends in the American Diet
  7. Foundations a Success, New Date Announced
  8. Golf Range Times Free e-Newsletter
  9. New Projects

January 2004, Special Edition

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Still Time to Attend
  3. Customer Service Reality TV
  4. Corrected Out-of-Home Entertainment Spending Article

January 2004

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. The Experience Economy Means Everyone's Your Next Big Competitor
  3. Moving from Serving Customers to Facilitating Experiences
  4. There's Still Time to Save $200 on Foundations Entertainment University
  5. Serious Food, Outrageous Fun
  6. Out-of-Home Entertainment Spending Is Increasing
  7. Children Want to Eat Healthy
  8. Kids Edu-dining Debuts at Sonic Drive-In
  9. New Projects

December 2003

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. Report on 2003 IAAPA Convention
  3. A Mom Speaks Out
  4. The Clampetts Were Fictional: Why and How to Target the Upscale Market
  5. Foundations Announces Venue and Date
  6. Predictions for the New Year
  7. More on Healthy Eating
  8. God's Business
  9. ADA Consent Decree Announced
  10. New Projects

November 2003

  1. Editor's Corner
  2. The Root Cause of Industry Roadkill
  3. A Reader's Reply to Last Month's Issue
  4. Own Part of an FEC Chain for $50
  5. A Stay-at-Home Mom's Quest for Edutainment
  6. A Mega-trend of Healthy Restaurant Food
  7. Birthday Party Tyranny
  8. Presidential Hopeful to Fight Video Games
  9. Meet Us at IAAPA
  10. Upcoming Institutes
  11. New Projects

October 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Moms Seek Edutainment for Their Children
  3. White Hutchinson Moves to New Home
  4. Grandparent/Grandchild Market a Growing Opportunity
  5. Cinemas Join Eatertainment
  6. The Family Market: What Is It?
  7. Get The Loop
  8. Consumers to Eat Out More in 2004
  9. Moms' Reptilian Desire for Cleanliness
  10. The Fast-casual Food Concept
  11. Family Friendly Audits
  12. Regal Cinema Bans Violent Video Games
  13. New Projects
  14. Ongoing Projects

September 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Luxury for the Masses
  3. Faith Popcorn Defines Today's Kids
  4. An Educated Society Seeks Enrichment & Edutainment
  5. Randy White to Present at Fun Expo
  6. Foundations Entertainment UniversityRoad Kill Prevention Education
  7. The Challenge of Cost Estimating & Bringing a Project in On Budget
  8. That's Eatertainment White Paper
  9. Set Your Opt-In Spam Filters
  10. New Projects

August 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Getting the Mix Right: Focusing the Assortment
  3. Game Violence: Good Business or Bad?
  4. Is Entertainment the Business for Me?
  5. Foundations Entertainment University Don't miss out, register soon
  6. Home School: A Niche Market
  7. Children's Edutainment Centers
  8. Davis' Farmland Cited by Disney & Wall Street Journal
  9. The First Theme Restaurant?
  10. New Projects

June/July 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Theming: Essential to Quality-of-Place
  3. Foundations Entertainment University
  4. Austin Park 'n Pizza Experience Opens
  5. Parents More Fearful of Child Abductions?
  6. They Get 'IT' - The LBE Killer App
  7. Noise, Another LBE Myth
  8. Fox Sports Grill Expands
  9. Pizza Today Magazine Features White Hutchinson
  10. Market Feasibility Studies
  11. IALEI to Pursue Education
  12. Gameroom and Arcade Price Wars
  13. Food Trivia - Birth of the Chip
  14. Baby and Homemaker Boom, Families and More
  15. Christian Family Entertainment Centers
  16. Google Search Now on Web Site

May 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Let's Talk Food
  3. Foundations Entertainment Institute
  4. Demographic Memo
  5. Has IALEI Lost Its Way?
  6. Paintball is the Fastest Growing Sport
  7. Get The Loop
  8. Current Projects

April 2003

  1. Editor Commentary Entertainment Isn't What It Used to Be
  2. Foundations Just Around the Corner Still Time to Save $200
  3. Site Selection
  4. Preliminary Market Evaluations
  5. Acoustics, A Quality-of-Place Factor
  6. Enrichment Workshops and Centers
  7. Current Projects

March 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Emergency Preparedness
  3. That's Edutainment!
  4. Foundations Announces Location
  5. EPSN Opens Skateparks
  6. Skatepark Industry
  7. Shoppertainmnet Captures Entertainment Marketshare
  8. Security: A Quality-of-Place Issue
  9. Children's Learning Environments
  10. Current Projects

February 2003

  1. Quality-of-Place
  2. The Only 5 Ways to Grow Your Business?
  3. Foundations! April 29 - May 1, Chicago
  4. Performance Monitoring
  5. Are Family Facilities Out of Sync With Family Norms?
  6. The Butt-brush Factor & Proxemics
  7. Financing Source
  8. Putting the Family Back into LBL's
  9. ADA & Universal Design
  10. Free Magazine Subscription

January 2003

  1. From the Editor
  2. Who Goes to Entertainment Venues with Children & Which are Tons of Fun?
  3. Announcing LOBEX
  4. Mark Your Calendar for Foundations!
  5. PBS KIDS Announces Edutainment Destinations
  6. Best Customers Overlooked
  7. Evolution of Family Lifestyle Center
  8. Americans Not on the Move
  9. Spotlight on Edutainment, Part 2, Children' Edutainment
  10. Coming in Next Month' Issue

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  4. FUN EXPO SHOW & ACADEMY, Las Vegas, NV, September 16-21

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November / December 2001

  1. New Article: Finding the Investment Sweet Spot
  2. New Children's Edutainment Center Opens
  3. Site & Project Evaluations
  4. Davis' Farmland Expansion Under Design