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810 Billiards & Bowling Welcomes Wayne Stancil as New COO


Stancil joins the team with over four decades of experience in casual dining and themed entertainment concepts, looking to aid the brand as it grows to be the best in class.


810 Billiards & Bowling has welcomed Wayne Stancil to the executive team as he takes on the role of chief operating officer. After over 40 years of experience in casual dining and themed entertainment concepts, Stancil shifted his focus to the family entertainment space nearly a decade ago. Now, he joins the six-unit upscale entertainment concept with excitement to support the brand on its exciting growth trajectory. After working with Main Event to grow the company from 12 locations to 41, Stancil brings his experience to 810 Billiards and Bowling.



“What I see is helping us become best in class in the markets we are in and finding ways to differentiate ourselves from the run-of-the-mill entertainment venues,” Stancil said. “The beauty of what we offer, whether it’s couples on a date night, coworkers after work, millennials and their kids or just business professionals who want to let their hair down and unwind — we offer a lot for everyone.”

810 Billiards & Bowling’s wide variety of offers is just what sets the brand apart from other similar concepts, Stancil explained. Many guests think of entertainment venues as places for families with small children, but that is not the case. While there are venues that cater to that population, there are other concepts that span far beyond the younger crowds — 810 Billiards & Bowling included.


“You may spend two or three hours here because you can do it all,” Stancil explained. “You don’t have to make the decision about where or when to eat. I think that’s a very pleasant surprise for a lot of guests who have never been to an 810 Billiards & Bowling before. They walk in and realize that they can eat, have a group event, host corporate functions or just unwind.”


The brand’s scratch kitchen serves as yet another differentiating factor. Rather than a walk-up snack bar, 810 Billiards & Bowling guests have choices such as Angus steak burgers and freshly-made pizza. This creates a restaurant experience for guests without even leaving the building.


“Elevating the food and beverage offerings allows customers to satisfy that quest, and they can immediately go to shoot pool, bowl, play some arcade games or shoot darts. You’re not in a box,” Stancil said.


Because Stancil joins the brand while it is still emerging, he will play a crucial role in its growth as it works to develop, expand and disrupt the old-school perception of what an entertainment venue looks like.


“I’m excited about helping the 810 team take it to the next level as we continue to grow our corporate locations and help support potential franchise partners,” Stancil said. “I think of myself as an optimist, and I live by a pretty simple philosophy: Be better today than you were yesterday because today is yesterday’s tomorrow. As we grow, I’m looking at business from all sides and working to be better each day for the guests, operators and owners.”


We are  implementing other changes, including a menu update, which was made to incorporate more diet-restricted items and more meals made in-house to combat supply issues. Some of the delicious additions guests will see on their new summer menu include taco salad, chicken/bacon/ranch pizza, chicken pesto pizza, wonton tacos, orange chicken, garlic knots, southwest style burger, an Italian BMT and a dip sampler.


And with all these exciting things happening within the brand, we are ready to bring in new franchisees that can offer 810 Billiards & Bowling’s wide-ranging entertainment and dining options to new areas nationwide.


“We feel that one of the big advantages of our concept is that it’s universal. Unlike other franchises, we’re not a regional food product or service. There’s demand for family and young adult entertainment and high-quality food and beverage across the country. That, combined with the fact that we’re a younger brand with many territories still available, makes for a great venture for new franchisees,” said Michael Siniscalchi, CEO.


We have signed a multi-unit deal with an owner for locations in Sugar Land and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and are expanding to three new states as well, with locations coming to northern California and middle Tennessee. 


In addition to these newest signings, their first franchisees in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Greenville, South Carolina, are slated to open their doors to the public this year. Our brand has also signed for Tampa and wants to bring in six more signings by the close of this year, continuing our rapid growth.