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Where does pizza at FECs and Chuck E. Cheese’s fall in the four pizza groups?

Most FECs need to wake up and get with it, or they will see drastic revenue declines no different than Chuck E. Cheese’s has seen over the years due to their behind the times, non-adult appealing pizza. Continue reading

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Playing Video Games Now a College Varsity Sport

This is just one more example of how the digital world is disrupting traditional entertainment, and now sports. Not only is pure digital displacing the physical and real world versions, but we are also seeing a convergence of digital and real world experiences creating new forms of competition. Continue reading

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How interactive location-based entertainment can bond families

In a world where our children are constantly alone on their tablets, it is so important to create environments where they can have fun with each other. It [laser tag] can even bring mom and dad together with their son to. Continue reading

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American’s Favorite Leisure Activities

Here’s the favorite leisure activities of American Millennials and Gen-Xs. If we exclude reading, although today much of it takes place on a tablet screen, four of the most popular five leisure activities for both Millennials and Gen X take place on a screen. Continue reading

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Travel expenditures since 2005 and the Great Recession

Earlier this year The Bureau of Labor Statistics posted a graph showing that 2011 household travel expenditures had decreased 6% from their peak in 2007. However, they didn’t adjust for inflation. The decrease is actually much more severe. 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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Per person restaurant expenditure trend

The 20-year trend of per person restaurant expenditures is very similar to the trend of household expenditures Continue reading

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Rated as Worse Pizza Chain

In a recent survey of restaurant chain customers, Chuck E. Cheese’s had the lowest ratings in five of the seven measured attributes and the lowest overall score for pizza chain restaurants. Continue reading

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Trampoline centers a flash in the pan?

Indoor trampoline parks are popping up everywhere in the U.S. But is this deja vu all over again in the children’s entertainment center industry ? Are they nothing but a fad that will shortly die off, especially because many children are being injured? An industry veteran gives his candid opinion. Continue reading

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Leaking Bucket

Learn how Chuck E. Cheese’s has the highest new customer defection rate of almost any restaurant and how restaurant defection rates are now improving post-recession Continue reading

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