You might say this company wants to be the champion when it comes to food, fun, and watching the big game. Champps Entertainment operates and franchises about 60 entertainment spots in about 20 states that offer casual dining restaurant service along with sports viewing and nighttime entertainment. Along with a menu featuring appetizers, burgers, and pasta dishes, the chain also offers bar service and such activities as music and karaoke. Found mainly in Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan, Champps typically has restaurants near suburban shopping malls, movie megaplexes, and other high traffic areas. The company is owned by F & H Acquisition Corp., which also owns the Fox & Hound sports bar chain.
Champps promotes its nightspots as fun gathering places for both adults and families, offering group dining and banquet facilities for big parties. The chain taps into the same market demographic as Buffalo Wild Wings and Dave & Busters. Being a similar concept to the Fox & Hound pub chain, F & H Acquisition acquired Champps for about $75 million in 2007. – less