The bowling franchise has reached the midpoint of the year with new locations, strategic partnerships and unique dining experiences, setting the stage for continued growth and industry innovation.
As 2023 reaches its halfway point, 810 Billiards & Bowling, the emerging bowling, dining and entertainment franchise, is heading into the future with new locations opening, more franchise signings, AI integration and innovative product launches.
In the first half of this year, two highly anticipated 810 Billiards & Bowling locations — Greenville and Fort Smith — successfully opened, while the brand celebrated three additional signings across the country. Another five letters of intent/leases were signed, marking the brand’s imminent debut in Estero, FL; Florence, SC; Sacramento, CA; Vineland, NJ; and Houston, TX. With corporate store revenues also up by 22% in Q1 2023 compared to Q1 2022, this momentum promises an exciting year for 810 Billiards & Bowling, its customers and potential franchisees.
The franchise’s growth this year has been spearheaded by an array of diverse and passionate franchisees. Rylan Miller, a U.S. Navy Veteran and multi-brand franchisee, leads the Greenville outlet. Similarly, Jaswinder Singh, a 15-year veteran of the trucking and logistics industry, operates the new Sacramento location.
“Our strength lies in the passion of our franchisees who bring their unique experiences and commitment to delivering an unmatched entertainment experience,” said Michael Siniscalchi, CEO of 810 Billiards & Bowling. “As we continue to expand nationwide, we look forward to welcoming more franchisees who share our vision for fun, quality and community.”
To further support this growth, 810 Billiards & Bowling has formed a strategic partnership with Locate AI, a trailblazer in retail and corporate real estate solutions. This partnership aims to enhance market analysis, site selection and store openings for the bowling franchise, utilizing Locate AI’s cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.
“We are leveraging technology to refine our site selection and location analysis process, giving us a unique advantage in the entertainment industry,” said Siniscalchi. “This strategy has already been put into motion with our recent openings and upcoming signings.”
This year’s momentum has also been driven by innovation within the brand. At its Market Common location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the franchise introduced Mean Mugs Milkshake Bar. The brand-new Mean Mugs Milkshake Bar features 12 unique and over-the-top milkshake combinations, crafted with more than 40 different ingredients, and served in a friendly and fun atmosphere. The new concept has already been met with immense enthusiasm from customers.
“We are excited to continue our innovation in the eatertainment space with the launch of Mean Mugs Milkshake Bar,” said Siniscalchi. “This is just one example of how we are looking to remain innovative in the industry and create a next-level family fun environment. We can’t wait to see the positive response from our customers, and we look forward to bringing Mean Mugs to more of our locations in the future.”
Now, with abundant whitespace nationwide, the company is ready to bring in new franchisees that can offer 810 Billiards & Bowling’s wide-ranging entertainment and dining options to new markets.
“We feel that one of the big advantages of our concept is that it’s universal,” said Siniscalchi. “Unlike other franchises, we’re not a regional food product or service. There’s a demand for family and young adult entertainment and high-quality food and beverage across the country. That, combined with the fact that we’re a younger brand with many territories still available, makes for a great venture for new franchisees in 2023 and beyond.”
810 Billiards & Bowling, a seven-unit emerging franchise out of South Carolina, is a classic bowling alley with an upscale twist. In its expansive space, 810 offers its customers multiple bowling lanes, billiard tables, full-service bars, an arcade, classic board games, mini-golf and so much more! The menu boasts soul-satisfying foods serving lunch and dinner. For more information, please visit 810bowling.com/franchising.