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Household spending at community-based entertainment and restaurants exceeds spending in the year 2000

Household spending at community-based entertainment venues and restaurants exceeds spending in 2000. Continue reading

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It’s no longer about targeting the middle class

Back at the end of the 20th Century when indoor family entertainment centers (FECs) first took off, they targeted the middle class as their primary customer. Society has changed a lot since then. . . The middle class is no longer the target market of choice for location-based entertainment (LBE) of all types, including what are broadly termed as family entertainment centers (FECs). Continue reading

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Disruption by a new 3rd place with lubricated socialization

Bars and restaurants have a new form of competition, which although not a category killer, is sure to cut into their market shares. Continue reading

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Proof that moving to a High Fidelity customer experience is a winning strategy

Read how AMC Theatres is make dramatic changes to the movie-going experience that is resulting in significant revenue increases. It’s a lesson for all location-based entertainment and FECs. Continue reading

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Household Spending On Trips for Entertainment, Restaurants and Sporting Events

Consumers’ spending on trips for restaurants, entertainment and admissions to sporting events has been on a long term decline. Liquor spending on trips has been on a decline since 2006. Read the blog for more details Continue reading

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Review of New Dave & Buster’s Prototype in Orlando

My review of the new prototype Dave & Buster’s on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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What a difference a bar makes

Adding a bar with alcohol and designing an entertainment center such as an FEC for adults rather than the kids greatly increases revenues. Continue reading

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