Arcade Leader Namco expanding into “Upscale Restaurant” Niche. The United States leading manufacturer of coin-operated video game Namco America with games everyone has hear of including Pac-Man, Tank Tank, Deadstorm Pirates and Dead Heat is developing “upscale entertainment restaurants” according to Polygon.
Consumer interactive themed concepts Chuck E. Cheese’s and GameWorks both have seen up and downs yet consumers in fact Sega liquidated it position in GameWorks in 2010. Pac-Man live may be hoping its brand and a new business model garners attention by all of these kids that grew up with Chuck E. Cheese but now are ready for more than pizza.
Non-traditional food retailers can find a solid footing leveraging branded product with new points of fresh food distribution. If Success leaves clues consumers just may be running into Pac-Man once again.
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