That's Eatertainment!

By Eric Wahlgren

OVERRIDING THE VETO. It's tough to quantify what off-menu bells and whistles do for business. Financial performance at theme-based chains like Orlando-based Planet Hollywood, backed by celebrities including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and jungle-inspired Rainforest Café, now owned by Houston-based Landry's Restaurants (LNY ), has been up and down. But Foust, whose privately held chain logged $286 million in sales in 2004, maintains that the clubhouse-restaurant marriage has been crucial to growth.

For Dave & Busters, which derived nearly 46% of its $390 million fiscal 2004 sales from games and entertainment, the skeeball, Harley simulators, and other gizm

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