Dave & Buster’s is looking to grow by at least 14% in 2018, placing 14 new locations or more. Malls nationwide see brands like Dave & Buster’s as essential for generating and maintaining foot traffic. Dave & Buster’s is snapping up prime real estate once occupied by retail giants like Sears. At least 7 of their newest locations will be in previous malls, and D&B is experimenting with variable location sizes to fit their new spots.