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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 9, September 2011, Posted On: 9/16/2011

Dave & Buster's Q2 Sales Rise 1.9%

Marcus Webb
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DALLAS -- Dave & Buster's Inc. said comparable store sales rose 1.9% for its second quarter ended July 31, 2011. Amusement revenues were up slightly (2.2%) while food and beverage dropped by 1%.

Total second-quarter revenues increased 0.6% to $128.7 million during the period, compared with $127.9 million in the same period of 2010.

D&B's also reported a $1.6 million decrease in second-quarter revenues from noncomparable stores and other revenue sources.

D&B's chief executive Steve King highlighted the fact that the company's adjusted EBITDA for the 26-week period increased 17.9% to $53.3 million versus $45.2 million for the comparable period last year. | SEE REPORT

Separately, the company announced Jonathan Halkyard, chief financial officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp., and Kevin Sheehan, president of Norwegian Cruise Lines, will join D&B's six-person board.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Dave & Buster's owns 57 stores in 24 states and Canada.

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