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Dallas-based Main Event adds in-house restaurant to the fun & games
Dallas-based Main Event, the entertainment chain known for its arcade games, sports, and prizes, has added something edible to its roster: a full restaurant called Family Kitchen that puts a creative spin on arcade favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizza.
The restaurant has been added to all six of its locations in the DFW area: Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano, Frisco, and two in Fort Worth. It launched November 1.
Main Event's chief marketing officer Ashley Zickefoose says the idea for a restaurant was inspired by the company's goal to be a place for families to bond.
“From shareable favorites with our Family Feasts to offering something tasty and memorable for everyone in the family, our new restaurant showcases that Main Event is not only the premiere place to have fun, but also a top-notch place to dine with families and friends," Zickefoose says.
The menu was devised by chef Wiley Bates III, Main Event's director of culinary innovation, and features more than 50 items, from chips & queso to wings.
- Triple Lava Burger, featuring three hand-smashed patties with American cheese, cheese sauce, and caramelized onions
- PBB&J Burger, with two burger patties topped with peanut butter, blueberry jam, American cheese & bacon
- Pan Pepperoni Pizza, with giant pepperoni, tomato sauce, and garlic butter on a crisp pan crust from house-made dough
A big priority is shareables such as loaded fries, nachos, and pizzas, in family-size servings for four to six people, as well as more inclusive options such as vegan Beyond Meat and salads.
Mocktails are also offered, although selections such as a Cotton Candy Shirley seem to be more about being fun for kids than catering to sober adults. (Alcoholic drinks are available at the bar or the restaurant, but are not included on the online menu.)
"Family Kitchen was developed with extra care, attention to detail and a focus on premium quality ingredients," says Bates. "We're excited for our guests to experience our new menu offerings, which have been seasoned with salt, pepper, and love, and added playfulness that customers experience throughout the rest of the Main Event center."
Main Event is owned and operated by Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, which also owns Dave & Buster's, but is more kid-focused and larger, with billiards, bowling, arcade games, virtual reality games, laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf, gravity ropes course, and karaoke.
Brianna Caleri contributed to this story.