Haley Littlejohn ~ Summer 2015
During the late 1970’s, inside of a train station in Little Rock Arkansas, stood two very popular establishments. One was an elegant restaurant filled with great ambience and employed with the friendliest people in town, owned by a man named Buster. The other was “Slick Willy’s World of Entertainment” which consisted of a selection of fun games for adults. The two young entrepreneurs and neighbors, Buster and Dave, became friends and realized they had a unique phenomenon and the idea joining their businesses began to form. They gathered a few dollars, some close friends, and went in search of the right location. They found a 40,000 square-foot warehouse in Dallas, Texas and immediately began construction. In December of 1982 the doors to the very first “Dave & Buster’s” opened.
Now Dave & Buster's has become a premiere entertainment venue where guests come to eat, drink, play, watch sports and host parties for any occasion. The company has grown to include 78 locations throughout the nation and in Canada.
The mission of Dave & Buster's is to create guest's first choice for frequent fun through the best combination of the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drink.