Dave & Buster’s expands to Memphis market with Wolfchase location

Restaurant and entertainment destination Dave & Buster’s has made its Memphis market entry with a sprawling 43,500-square-foot location in The Commons at Wolfcreek near Wolfchase Galleria Mall.

It is the second Dave & Buster’s location in Tennessee and the 108th location overall.

“We already have a successful location in Nashville, with the next closest ones being in Little Rock and Atlanta, so it made sense to bring us to the Memphis market,” said Dave & Buster’s Memphis general manager Chris Bruno.

The location touts its state-of-the-art D&B Sports Bar filled with dozens of massive HDTV screens and hundreds of arcade games.

“We have more than 200 video games, so we’re the ultimate destination to eat, drink, play and watch sports games,” said Bruno. “There’s really a little something for everybody, whether they’re coming in with their family or for a night out with friends, and we can also host corporate events from 20 to 2,000 people.”

A chef-crafted menu features shareable plates and appetizers like The Triple Play (buffalo wings, loaded crispy tots and natural white cheddar bites) and chicken & waffle sliders, specialty burgers, and entrees like rib combos, steak, chicken and pasta.

Local beers Ghost River and Wiseacre are featured on tap, and Bruno expects to add more local product in the coming months.

“All of our locations have local unique features about them,” said Bruno, who also worked for Dave & Buster’s in the Boston area and in Times Square in New York City. “In our dining room here, you’re going to see pictures of Elvis and Beale Street, and in our function rooms you will see the Memphis-Arkansas bridge and highlights of the local sports teams like the Grizzlies and Redbirds.”

More than 230 hourly employees have been hired to start out, along with 10 managers.

Dave & Buster’s is open from 11 a.m. to midnight during the week and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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