The popular national restaurant/arcade chain Dave & Buster's recently filed for a permit to build a new location in Louisiana.  Dave & Buster's filed a permit to build a 22,213 square-foot facilty at 201 Spring Farm Road in Lafayette.

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Dave & Buster's has pretty tight restrictions on the markets they are willing to invest in, requiring a large population available within a short distance of a new location, which is one reason they're already located in New Orleans.  But Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Metarie and Lafayette, all have populations of over 100,000, would all work under their business model.

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Dave & Buster's is famous for their arcade style restaurants offering video games, billiards and even bowling in certain locations.  At over 40,000 square feet, the largest Dave & Buster's location is in Orlando Florida.  The menu is varied including apps, burgers, chicken, salads, seafood & BBQ, and desserts.  The nearest location to Shreveport would be Dallas. If Shreveport landed a Dave & Buster's it would give the new Surge Entertainment in Bossier a run for their money.

Headquartered in Dallas, Dave & Buster's has 145 locations across the US, with 2,220According to, Dave & Buster's has 2,220 employees, averaging just over $30K a year, and stay with the company an average of 3.1 years.

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