August 16th, 2023
EVO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP NAMED #1 FASTEST-GROWING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY ON ANNUAL INC. 5000 LIST
EVO Entertainment Group Secures the Leading Position Among Entertainment Companies on the Prestigious Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.
Austin, Texas (August 16, 2023) - Yesterday, Inc. Magazine unveiled its annual Inc. 5000 list, a distinguished ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. EVO Entertainment Group (EVO) claimed the top position in the arts and entertainment category and also ranked among the top 300 Texas-based businesses.Founded in 2014 in central Texas, EVO swiftly rose to prominence, now recognized as the nation’s foremost operator of cinema and entertainment venues. Today, EVO proudly operates locations across five states, establishing itself as the fastest-growing cinema circuit in the nation.
Their rise can be attributed to their dedication to pushing boundaries as an entertainment hub and connecting people through the magic of shared experiences.“We are honored to be among the fastest-growing private companies in America,” noted Mitch Roberts, Founder and CEO at EVO Entertainment Group. “From day one, our vision has been to be at the forefront of experiential entertainment and set the industry standard through people-centric thinking, relentless innovation, and thoughtful growth. Our dedication is unwavering in providing an innovative and all-embracing entertainment experience for our cherished guests. As we look towards the future, we are dedicated to investing in our people and infrastructure, forging strategic partnerships, and exploring new opportunities.”Guided by Roberts, 2022 marked a significant acceleration in EVO's growth. This expansion included the acquisition of ShowBiz Cinemas in January 2022, followed by the Time Square Grand Slam in September.
Currently, EVO boasts a team of over 1,200 cast members and offers entertainment services to an impressive 8 million guests annually. Their vast network includes 172 cinema screens, 151 bowling lanes, and over 50,000-square-feet of space dedicated to gaming and attractions. The Inc. 5000 list, curated by Inc. Magazine, provides a unique perspective into a crucial sector of the U.S. economy: the realm of entrepreneurial trailblazers. For close to four decades, Inc. has chronicled the journeys of these ventures, many evolving into iconic industry powerhouses. Comprehensive results of the Inc. 5000, inclusive of company profiles and a sortable list of leading entities by industry and region, are available at www.inc.com/inc5000.
About EVO Entertainment Group
Austin-based EVO Entertainment Group is driving the evolution of entertainment as the nation’s leading and largest operator of cinema-entertainment centers, with a portfolio of brands that includes EVO Entertainment, EVO Cinemas, EVO Live, Elevate Rewards, Times Square Grand Slam and ShowBiz Cinemas. The organization creates experiential entertainment destinations that offer a broad slate of activities including films, lanes, games, and attractions like climbing walls, virtual reality, ropes courses, and bumper cars, while serving elevated cuisine from their scratch-kitchens and bars. The company employs 1,200-plus cast members and entertains 8 million-plus guests annually across 172 cinema screens, 151 bowling lanes, and more than 50,000 square feet of gaming and attractions space. With a relentless focus on an elevated guest experience, EVO has a way to play for all ages.
About Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a renowned annual ranking produced by Inc. Magazine that identifies and celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. For nearly four decades, the Inc. 5000 list has been a prestigious benchmark showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit and economic vitality of independent businesses across various industries. This comprehensive compilation provides a compelling snapshot of the dynamic landscape of American business, highlighting those companies that have exhibited remarkable growth, innovation, and resilience. The Inc. 5000 list serves as a testament to the dedication and vision of visionary entrepreneurs who have played a pivotal role in shaping the nation's business landscape. The ranking also provides insights into emerging trends and successful strategies that contribute to the continued growth of the U.S. economy. For more information and to explore the complete list, profiles, and sorting options by industry and region, please visit www.inc.com/inc5000.