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Main Event Entertainment Overview

Plano, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public
Casual Restaurants
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Dallas based Main Event Entertainment is the fastest growing bowling-anchored entertainment and dining destination in America. Main Event is the best place for groups to let their fun out together. We are the only place that uniquely combines Eat.Bowl.Play under one roof ... Read more

Mission: Career Growth at Main Event is part of our EAT.BOWL.PLAY…WORK commitment to you. Our commitment to our team members states: “It’s All about You and M.E.” and that’s no joke; our people strategy is keenly focused on developing ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're hiring hourly team members for our new center in Indianapolis, IN! It's 65k+ sqft of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and games!
    Visit our temporary office M-Sat 10am-7pm at 3826 E 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN for an on the spot interview!

    —30+ days ago
  • We're hiring hourly team members for our new center in Kansas City, MO! It's 65k+ sqft of bowling, laser tag and games! Visit our temporary office M-Sat 10am-7pm at 8126 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO for an on the spot interview!

    —30+ days ago
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Main Event Entertainment – Why Work For Us?


Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment is a top destination for people ready to play! Its unique Eat.Bowl.Play. experience features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards and interactive and virtual video games, with dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to chef-inspired casual and creative cocktails, beer and wine. Founded in 1998, the rapidly growing subsidiary of Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD) of Australia turns ordinary days into memories at 22 U.S. entertainment centers. Corporations, individuals and families consistently rank the centers “Best Place to Bowl” and “Best Party Place.”

Charlie Keegan, CEO/President

"As the pioneer of bowling-anchored entertainment, Main Event’s EAT.BOWL.PLAY. experience is second to none. Our mission is to give every guest, whether they’re five years-old or 95 years young, an opportunity to let their FUN out and create memories with their friends and family each time they visit any one of our centers. Our brand is growing quickly; and, soon we’ll be sharing our FUN in new centers in nearly every market across the country. "

Yes!  It’s possible to build a growing career at the same place where you EAT.BOWL.PLAY.  Main Event Entertainment is the fastest growing Family Entertainment Center in the US; with an aggressive growth plan to double in size over the next few years.  Main Event offers a range of great opportunities for talented individuals who are just starting their careers or for experienced leaders with relevant backgrounds in Restaurant Management, Finance, Marketing, HR, IT, or other areas.  We offer competitive salaries, bonuses, benefits, and a host of perks for being part of the winning team at Main Event.  You too could be a part of a growing company with great values that specializes in creating memorable guest experiences.  Come join Main Event to EAT.BOWL.PLAY…and yes, WORK!


Jeremy Mays - General Manager in Austin

"As a Field Manager for Main Event Entertainment, I feel like I am privileged to be a part of one of the best and fastest growing family entertainment centers in the country. I have had the luxury of receiving all the tools, support, and training needed to perfect my craft as a manager at Main Event. One of, if not the best part of Main Event, is the motto of “Exceeding Guest Expectations.” As a manager I get to ensure guests have fun by blowing them away with rare, genuine hospitality!!! I get the biggest satisfaction out of leading my team, and teaching my employees what hospitality is and how to run our building like they own it. Guiding your employees to their potential and bringing smiles to guest’s face is truly a gift that Main Event allows its Field Managers."


Eat.Bowl.Play.Work. Tired of working in a place that doesn’t show case your outgoing personality? Want to work in a place that offers Fun, Friendships, and an opportunity to break out in spontaneous bouts of laughter? Looking for a place where you can build a long-lasting career? Main Event is a great place to have fun while building your life skills to advance your career all in a really cool environment.

Career Growth at Main Event is part of our EAT.BOWL.PLAY…WORK commitment to you. Our commitment to our team members states: “It’s All about You and M.E.” and that’s no joke; our people strategy is keenly focused on developing our team members to be the best they can be. We strive to attract “noticeably better people” and create a “noticeably distinctive culture” of development, recognition, and engagement. Come join the Fun while building a lasting career with Main Event.


Clayton Ferguson - General Manager for Frisco, TX

"Working at Main Event has been a great growth opportunity for me; I started as an hourly employee and am now the General Manager of the Frisco location. There are many benefits available such as flexible scheduling and tuition reimbursement that make working at Main Event a valuable experience while furthering my education too. The fast-paced, fun environment combined with a feeling of inclusion and a unique culture make Main Event an outstanding place to build a career."

At Main Event, we LIVE by our Values! Our values serve as guide posts to how we work together as a team. Our values were developed by our team members and we take pride in formally recognizing those who “walk the talk” and live our values. 

Act With Integrity - Be honest.Do what you say you will do. Respect the differences and opinions of everyone.

Exceed Guest Expectations - It's all about the Guest. Smile at every guest. Create fun memories not just satisfaction.

Run It Like You Own It - Understand and own "profitability". Find a better way everyday. Measure everything and plan for improvement.

Embrace Teamwork - Treat teammates like guests. Leave a positive footprint wherever you go. All for one; one for all!

Have FUN! - Encourage authentic fun; make everyday "FUNday". Dare to be you! Fun for work and play!

Benefits and Incentives

We understand that benefits are an important part of an employee’s total rewards package. Our benefits program is industry-competitive and has been designed to attract, reward and retain the most talented people.

All team members are eligible for the following benefits. Eligibility requirements vary based on the benefit plan, your position, the number of hours you are hired to work, and years of service.

  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) Plan with Discretionary Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 50% Employee Discounts on all Venues, Food & Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Recognition Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Direct Deposit

Full-time team members are eligible for these additional benefits effective the first of the month following their 60th day of employment.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company-paid Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance available
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

If your position is in Management or at the Support Center, the following benefits will be included as part of your total rewards package.

  • Paid Holidays
  • Quarterly/Annual Incentive
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability

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    I have been working at Main Event Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are usually all fantastic I've worked at several different locations from Katy to Humble! The tips behind bar were FANTASTIC and as long as you do your job it's a great place to work!

    Cons

    It's mostly high school kids that work there so there is a lot of high school drama but if your older you can definitely use that to mentor some of the these young minds!

    Advice to Management

    I had great management in Humble! Not one bad thing to say about anyone! As for the Katy location after going back most not all but most of the managers became so wrapped up in doing things there way that "team work" was thrown out! Everyone was out for themselves and that's not a good environment to work in!

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Main Event Entertainment Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Main Event Entertainment (San Antonio, TX) in November 2017.

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    Applied, about 5 days later got a call and was asked if I was able to come in that same day. Easy interview process, hiring manager printed out application and had all needed materials on hand. Was offered a position at the conclusion of the interview and set up orientation and training for the following Friday.

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Main Event Entertainment Awards & Accolades

  • Place to have a Birthday Party, Austin Family Magazine, 2016
  • Best Indoor Play, Austin Family Magazine, 2016
  • Best Party Place for Fun and Games, DFW Child, 2015
  • Best Party Place, The Austin Chronicle, 2014
  • DFW Marketer of The Year, American Marketing Association DFW, 2012
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