Scott Samuels, CEO of Horizon Hospitality – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in FSR Magazine, Punch Bowl Social: The Next Big ‘Eatertainment’ Chain

Plano, TX 10/20/2017

By Gary M. Stern

“Would you like to play ping-pong after you finish your meal?” might be an apt question for a server to ask a customer at the fast-growing Denver-based restaurant chain Punch Bowl Social. It’s opening its 11th outlet by the end of 2017 and plans six more (in 2018).

Launched in 2012, the restaurant chain blends activities, including shuffleboard, ping-pong, bowling, pinball, and Skee-Ball with an appealing culinary menu. Its food specialties feature pan-fried pork chops and chicken and waffles.

Punch Bowl Social “identified a niche, the social eating market, and executed at a high level,” says Scott Samuels, the Leawood, Kansas-based CEO of Horizon Hospitality, a restaurant and hospitality recruiting firm. It mostly attracts millennials who want to socialize in one place, play games and dine.

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