Restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster's Entertainment filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.
Increasing market valuations have prompted a string of restaurant chains to try to sell themselves or go public. Zoe's Kitchen, Potbelly, and Papa Murphy's Holdings have listed themselves in the past year.
Dave & Buster's scrapped efforts to sell itself for more than $1 billion earlier this year. Reuters reported in June that the company has revived plans for an IPO after negotiations on an outright sale did not lead to a deal.
Poor market conditions led Dave & Buster's to abort plans to go public in 2012.
Oak Hill Capital Partners bought the company, founded in 1982, for $570 million in May 2010.
Dave & Buster's, offer sports-oriented entertainment as well as video and simulation games along with food and beverages at 69 venues it owns and operates.
Its revenue increased about 4.5 pct to $635.6 million for the year ended Feb. 2 from a year ago, but net income dropped to $2.2 million from $8.8 million.
Dave & Buster's intends to list its common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "PLAY." The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price.
The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO could be different.