10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dave & Busters Slideshow
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dave & Busters
If you think that arcades are just for kids, then you’ve probably never been to a Dave & Buster’s. The unique chain is part sports bar, part restaurant, and part arcade, and no matter your age, it’s pretty difficult to leave there without having had a fun time. But do you even know if there’s a real Dave and Buster?
Yes, There’s a Real Dave and Buster
The company as founded in Dallas in 1982 by David Corriveau and James “Buster” Corley. Corriveau passed away in 2015 at age 63, but Corley is still involved with the company.
Corriveau and Corley Were Successful Little Rock Bar Owners
According to Arkansas Business, in 1978 Corley opened a bar in Little Rock, Arkansas, called Buster’s that quickly achieved legendary status and hosted yuppies, lobbyists, politicians, and a wide cross-section of locals. Corley decided to go into business with Corriveau, the owner of local bars and entertainment parlors Cash McCool’s and Slick Willy’s (with Corley handling food and drink and Corriveau managing games and entertainment), and the rest is history.
Some Locations Host Holiday Brunches
A handful of locations do special holiday brunches, like one on Easter with omelette and carving stations.
All Games Are Half-Priced on Wednesdays
The Company Has Raised More than $6 Million for Make-A-Wish
Three times a year, the company holds fundraising campaigns to raise money to grant wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. They also donate Power Cards to Make-A-Wish kids and their families, and donate one dollar from each order of Lotsa Loaded Tots to the charity.
At Some Locations, Anyone Under 21 Has to Leave by 11
Check with your local branch if you’re under 21 and planning a late night! Also remember that at some locations, nobody under 21 is allowed to enter without a parent or guardian who’s at least 25.
Don’t Forget About the Eat & Play Combo
Starting at $17.99, you can get both an appetizer or entrée as well as a $10 Power Card. The deal is available all day Sunday through Thursday and until 5 on Friday and Saturday.
If You’re Throwing a Party There, You Can Bring Your Own Decorations
According to the company, “Decorations are allowed, but please no confetti, glitter, silly string or candles (other than for the cake).”
Some Games Are Exclusive to Dave & Busters
These include Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, pictured.
You Can Stream Sports Audio Directly to Your Phone With the Tunity App
Things can get pretty loud in there, but if you download an app and sync it up with the help of your server, you can listen to whichever game you’re watching at the bar directly through your smartphone speakers. You can also add money to your Power Card via an app.