FatCats began in 1999 on the back of napkin, when two friends, Dave Rutter a restaurant owner, and Sean Collins a bowling equipment sales executive, wanted to create an experience where families could enjoy quality food and superior entertainment, or “All Out Fun” as they called it, all under one roof. A few simple plans with a bowling area, miniature glow golf arena and spacious arcade along with a bar-style grill were all scratched out on the back of a napkin, and shortly thereafter In August 2001 the first FatCats opened just south of 3300 in Millcreek, a suburb of Salt Lake City.
FatCats in Salt Lake City was eagerly embraced by the community for its fresh take on the bowling facility and great food where families and guests of all ages and skill levels could come and enjoy their time with one another. After seeing the community’s acceptance to the brand, Sean and Dave expanded their brand with the opening of the Provo location in 2002. In 2007, a third FatCats in downtown Ogden was added at the Salomon Center. One of FatCats’ biggest expansions happened in 2010. With the opening of their fourth entertainment center in Westminster Colorado, and in June of that same year they opened a site in Rexburg, Idaho, which included a movie theater complex. Most recently in 2015, FatCats opened its largest center in Gilbert Arizona featuring an all-reclining movie theater, 20 lanes of bowling, indoor miniature golf and a massive arcade. This year FatCats just opened a brand new entertainment facility in Saratoga Springs, UT. This brand new facility includes an 8-screen, all-reclining movie theater, 20 lanes of recreational bowling, virtual reality and one of the largest arcades in Utah loaded with the most recent and popular games! FatCats has more locations coming soon including one in Mesa, AZ opening at the end of 2019/first of 2020, and in Queen Creek, AZ at the end of 2020.