Andamiro USA wins Dave & Buster’s prestigious Supplier Partner of the Year Award
ARLINGTON, TX–February 14, 2023– Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., America’s iconic entertainment and dining destination, presented its coveted Supplier Partner of the Year award to game-maker Andamiro USA Corp. The award was presented to Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco and chief operating officer Min Lee during Dave & Buster’s annual General Managers’ Meeting here at the Arlington Convention Center and Loews hotel.
Irving, TX-based Andamiro USA is the U.S. subsidiary of South Korea’s Andamiro Co. Ltd., a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of highly engineered amusement devices for arcades, family entertainment centers and other public venues. Dave & Buster’s operates more than 200 venues, including its newly acquired Main Event Entertainment FEC brand, in North America. The operator is one of the nation’s largest buyers of amusement equipment. The company’s Supplier Partner of the Year award recognizes its most valuable contributor, among all supply chain categories.
Dave & Buster’s Pete Stearns, senior director of midway operations, and Chris Morris, president and chief executive, bestowed the honor on Andamiro USA during a gala awards dinner on February 6 at the meeting’s Arlington venue.
“Receiving this award is an unexpected honor,” Maniscalco said. “Likewise, Dave & Buster’s is such an important partner to Andamiro, and not only as a buyer. The Dave & Buster’s organization and its general managers play a critical role in helping us design and test new games, providing valuable technical feedback and performance data. And this partnership has allowed us to build better games for the entire industry.”
Among the recent Andamiro games deployed throughout the Dave & Buster’s chain are Bobblehead Baseball, a new video redemption game featuring the bobble-headed likenesses of MLB’s biggest stars, and Jurassic World, a muscle-memory challenge incorporating themes from the blockbuster Jurassic movies. And anyone on the midway floor at a Dave & Buster’s is likely to find Andamiro’s SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade – a novel coin game that remains a favorite among D&B’s guests.
Founded 30 years ago, Andamiro makes ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers, sports and video games, along with the Pump It Up music and dance series – a pop culture favorite. The MLB Players Association, NFL Players Inc., Nickelodeon, Universal, The Walt Disney Co. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are among our licensing partners. “Creating Joy for All” is the company’s mantra. Andamiro USA, based in Irving, TX, and its South Korea-based parent Andamiro Co. Ltd. are online, respectively, at andamirousa.com and andamiro.com.
About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Coppell, TX, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 203 venues in North America that offer premier entertainment and dining experiences to guests through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster’s and Main Event. The company has 151 Dave & Buster’s branded stores in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and offers guests the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch” all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. The company also operates 52 Main Event branded stores in 17 states across the country, and offers state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, hundreds of arcade games and virtual reality, making it the perfect place for families to connect and make memories. Visit daveandbusters.com and mainevent.com.