GameWorks Earns Two Stevie® Awards in 2019 American Business Awards®

Management and Leadership Recognized for New Company Trajectory and Renewed Path to Growth

SAN FRANCISCO--()--GameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, announced today it earned two Stevie® Awards in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®.

GameWorks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Philip N. Kaplan was the Gold Stevie winner in the Maverick of the Year - Consumer Services category. The Company also earned the Silver Stevie Award in Achievement in Management – Hospitality and Leisure.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11.

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Since joining GameWorks less than one year ago, we’ve been completely focused on changing the trajectory of the Company. We are honored that the judges recognized the accomplishments this team has achieved in such a short time as well as the turnaround the Company is swiftly undergoing. They took note of GameWorks’ recent transformation, path to the future, and esports leadership role while citing the impact our new leadership team is having in effecting change and creating renewed growth. This can only be attained with the support and strength of a committed team, which we certainly have at GameWorks nationwide. We thank our dedicated employees, the Stevie Awards and the judges for this prestigious recognition,” Kaplan commented.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Sponsors of The 2019 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services, and SoftPro. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About GameWorks, Inc.

GameWorks, Inc. offers a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, from seven locations nationwide, including those in Virginia - Chesapeake, Denver - Northfield/Stapleton, Las Vegas - Town Square, Minneapolis - Mall of America, Cincinnati - Newport on the Levee (Ky.), Chicago - Schaumburg and Seattle - Downtown. Each action-packed location ranges, on average, from between 20-30,000 square feet and features approximately 140 of the most popular arcade and video games.

GameWorks is recognized nationally for its esports emphasis. All venues feature modern, high-tech and high-touch esports lounges. GameWorks created an atmosphere designed to meet the comfort and optimum performance of gamers. Each full-service, premium GameWorks esports lounge is equipped with, on average, 20-40 PCs and consoles and an extensive library of approximately 100 of the most popular, up-to-date video games. Venues host hundreds of tournaments and events, attracting tens of thousands of guests annually, who participate, play socially or are spectators. Other interactive activities, ranging from laser tag, billiards and other special attractions, are offered at various locations. Every location features The Works Kitchen at GameWorks, a new, eclectic, chef-driven restaurant concept that takes a Modern American spin on bar classics.

GameWorks also operates TableTop Tap House, a top-rated restaurant, sports bar and social game hall serving modern American tavern-style food and drinks in San Francisco.

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Susan Turkell, 303-766-4343

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GameWorks Earns Two Stevie® Awards in 2019 American Business Awards®


Susan Turkell, 303-766-4343