LAS VEGAS--March 20, 2018-- Andamiro USA Corp. will be showcasing three of its latest arcade games during this week's International Pizza Expo March 20-22 at the Las Vegas (NV) Convention Center. Pizza Expo-goers can learn about and play Andamiro's games in booth No. 3014.
Pizza and coin machines have had a special relationship for more than four decades. "Since the arrival of videogames in the late 1970s, arcade games have been fixtures in pizzerias of all sizes," observed Andamiro USA president of sales Drew Maniscalco. "And in recent years, a growing number of chain and independent full-service, dine-in pizza venues have been adding best-in-class amusement devices as ‘other' income sources and patron-pleasing entertainment diversions."
Andamiro is among a dozen leading game factories that manufacture products for today's vibrant pizza market. In 2017, there were more than 75,243 pizza establishments operating in the U.S., according to an industry report by PMQ Pizza Magazine. While the unit number is down from 76,723 the previous year, U.S. pizza industry revenue was up, representing more than $45 billion in sales. "There's never been a better time for pizza venues to consider arcade-quality attractions," Maniscalco said.
Andamiro makes original and licensed arcade games that are operated by amusement companies around the world. Its licensing partners include Nickelodeon, NFL Players Inc., Universal Pictures and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. The company designs and markets redemption and sports games, prize merchandisers and the world-famous Pump It Up rhythm and dance videogame series. Many of these games are ideal for placement in pizza establishments, where professional vending companies can provide installation, service and revenue-sharing opportunities.
In Pizza Expo booth 3014, Andamiro will be exhibiting SpongeBob Order Up, a traditional "whacker" device, Baseball Pro Junior, a super-fun electromechanical pitch-and-bat game, and Tight Rope, an original videogame that simulates (with lots of twists) the act of riding a unicycle on a highwire. These three games are Andamiro’s top picks for the pizza market.
ABOUT ANDAMIRO USA CORP: Based in Gardena, CA, Andamiro USA Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Andamiro Co. Ltd., a Korean game manufacturer founded in 1992. Andamiro opened its U.S. office in 2000 in southern California. It has since brought to market dozens of high-earning arcade titles that operate in a wide variety of entertainment destinations. Despicable Me Jelly Lab, SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, SpongeBob Order Up, SpongeBob Soccer Stars, Paw Patrol, NFLPA Super Star Football Coins,Tight Rope and Baseball Pro comprise the current lineup. Andamiro's amusement merchandisers, which dispense prizes at the point the sale, include Super Star and Prize Pod. For more information, visit andamiro.com or call (310) 767-5800.