The Story of
Dave & Buster

(Yes, they’re real guys!)

Back in the late 1970s, Buster opened a restaurant known for its tasty food and friendly service. A few doors down, Dave opened an outrageous place for entertainment and games where adults were irresistibly drawn for fun. The two young entrepreneurs noticed people rotating between their establishments, and an idea started to form:

WHAT IF THEY PUT BOTH UNDER ONE ROOF?

IN THE BEGINNING

FIRST STORE OPENS IN DALLAS, 1982

The two young men headed to "Restaurant Row" in Dallas where they found an empty 40,000 square-foot warehouse. Having been proclaimed certifiably crazy by many in the restaurant industry, Dave and Buster dove headlong into construction. With Dave’s name first because he won a coin toss, they opened the first Dave & Buster’s in December 1982.

OVER 80 LOCATIONS

TODAY, MUCH HAS CHANGED

Each store has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.

The culture we live


OUR MISSION & VALUES:

At Dave & Buster’s, our mission is to create our Guest’s first choice for frequent fun through the best combination of the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks.

At Dave & Buster’s, we believe these four core values provide the foundation for our success:

FUN TO THE CORE:

AT DAVE & BUSTER’S, WE JUST CAN′T HELP ENTERTAINING GUESTS AND SHOWING THEM A GREAT TIME.

EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY:

AT DAVE & BUSTER’S, WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY POSITION MATTERS: EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR SUCCESS.

“YOU GOT IT!” ATTITUDE:

AT DAVE & BUSTER’S, YOU CAN FEEL OUR POSITIVE ENERGY AND IT’S CONTAGIOUS. WE STRIVE FOR 100% GUEST SATISFACTION.

FOUNDERS’ SPIRIT:

AT DAVE & BUSTER’S, WE BELIEVE THAT HAVING THE PASSION, PRIDE AND DRIVE ARE WHAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

Want to work where you play?

Dave & Buster’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish® and has raised over $5 million since 2012 for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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