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United States Navy Veteran and Multi-Brand Franchisee to Open First 810 Billiards & Bowling in Greenville

 

Rylan Miller built an impressive career for himself in the military, serving first in the Navy where he took on the roles of mission commander and UAV pitlot before taking a job in defense contracting. He always had an entrepreneurial drive and during his time as a defense contractor, he was introduced to Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

 

 

Miller found that Tropical Smoothie Cafe, which was his first introduction into the franchising industry, was aligned with his goals and vision. He now owns 29 locations throughout Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.

 

“Franchising provides veterans with the best model for success. Veterans makeup 14% of all franchisees and see a great deal of success due to their skills learned in the military,” Miller said. “You’re able to get up and running with less capital than starting your own business and are set up in a proven growth vehicle.”

 

Miller’s good fortune with Tropical Smoothie cade inspired him to branch out into other franchise concepts, which eventually led him to 810 Billiards & Bowling, the fast-growing restaurant and entertainment franchise launched just over five years ago in Myrtle Beach. 

 

“I first became interested in 810 Billiards & Bowling as a consumer. My family and I were looking for things to do in our hometown of Myrtle Beach, which is where the brand was founded and has three locations. I thought it was such a fun concept,” Miller said. “I was impressed. It was wholesome fun where the local community would gather, and parents don’t have to worry about it being an inappropriate environment for their children. We got to experience live music, bowling and arcade games in addition to a full-service restaurant and bar.” 

 

810 Billiards & Bowling is the emerging “eatertainment” franchise out of South Carolina that started out with the goal of creating a fun and casual atmosphere where anyone can feel welcomed and relaxed. What sets the concept apart from similar brands is the combination of a full-service dining-and-bar model with a range of entertainment options that appeal to all demographics. 

 

Miller’s interaction with the 810 Billiards & Bowling team started before the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes as the world embraces a regained sense of normalcy, the interest in the 810 brand will grow with resounding success.

 

“810 Billiards & Bowling is completely different from anything I’ve ever done, which excites me,” Miller said. “I’m looking forward to bringing a new concept to Greenville as people are getting more comfortable with getting back out there after COVID. I feel like this is a renewed sense of entertainment.”

 

“We think it is a huge advantage to have someone like Rylan on our team who has so much franchising experience,” said Michael Siniscalchi, the president of 810 Billiards & Bowling.He’s a great ambassador for our brand, he has built his organization through a focus on putting his people first, a philosophy shared by 810, and we’re thrilled to have someone on our team equipped to speak to how 810 differentiates ourselves from the rest of the franchise world.”

In 2021, the ‘eatertainment’ franchise had its biggest growth year to date, welcoming three new locations and securing several other franchise agreements.

 

Siniscalchi says the brand’s growth is due largely to the franchise’s “innovative model.

“We want to bring our premium entertainment experience, traditionally only available in large metro markets, and make it available nationwide. 810 has a broad demographic appeal offering a strong value proposition for guests by providing myriad of entertainment options and competitive pricing,” he said. 

810 Billiards and Bowling has locations in South Carolina, Arizona and Texas.