A Family Entertainment Center (FRC)
|A Family Recreation Center (FRC) includes a total entertainment system comprising Video game parlour for the kids, Billiards, pool-tables, A restaurant or a café for the whole family. , other features added to cater to various age groups like Kiddies Party Area, Theme restaurants Sports Bar and so on.|
|Family Recreation Center Economics|
| A bowling center requires about 100 ft. length, 12 ft width and 10 ft height per lane. A typical bowling lane package consists of new synthetic lanes, foundations, state-of-the-art automatic scoring systems, operation and cash control computer, seating arrangements and electronically controlled automatic pinsetters.|
Typically an eight-lane bowling centre requires a minimum of 8,000 sq ft, inclusive of alleys, snack bar, seating arrangements and so on. Taking the installation and alley costs into account, eight lanes cost roughly Rs 2 crore (inclusive of duty at 55 per cent). With air-conditioning, pro-shop, amusements, fast-food/cold drinks counter also included, the capital cost works out to approximately Rs 2.75 crore.
Taking a lineage of 50 (lineage is number of games per lane per day) at Rs 100 a game, an eight-lane centre would generate Rs 1.4 crore per year. In addition would be the earnings from the amusements (Rs 40 lakhs) and the pro-shop (Rs 6 lakhs).
The fast-food/beverages bar can estimatedly rake in about Rs 1.8 crore. Total revenues work out to be approximately Rs 3.5 crore annually. Industry sources say that the pay back at these centres is generally worth in 24 months.