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Slim Chickens is now open at 9001 W. 135th St. in Overland Park.
Slim Chickens is now open at 9001 W. 135th St. in Overland Park. The Kansas City Star

Corbin Park’s owner said he will soon add Dave & Buster’s to his lineup.

Mike Schlup said Dave & Buster’s will open in a new 40,000-square-foot, two-story building in spring 2016. It will be next to YaYa’s Euro Bistro at 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.

Officials with Dave & Buster’s did not return phone calls seeking comment on the new location.

The Dallas, Texas-based Dave & Buster’s was founded in 1982 and currently has 76 locations in 30 states and Canada, including one in the Legends Outlets Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan.

Dave & Buster’s offers a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees like grilled chicken and artichoke penne, and peppercorn New York strip steak, as well as a full bar and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events.

Pie Five’s Johnson County openings

Pie Five Pizza Co. continues its metro expansion with two new Johnson County locations opening their doors this month.

Dave Goebel, former president and chief executive officer of Applebee’s, along with wife Jan, sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa, signed a Pie Five franchise agreement in May 2013 for 10 locations under KC Pie LLC, and have since opened restaurants in Lenexa, south Overland Park, Westport and Topeka.

Another Overland Park Pie Five opened earlier this month at 9133 Metcalf Ave., near Wendy’s, and a restaurant is scheduled to open Friday at 6809 Johnson Drive in Mission. A Leawood restaurant — in Camelot Court, 11725 Roe Ave., Suite A — is scheduled to have a grand opening on Sept. 25. The Goebels said they have also leased the former Ruby Tuesday building at 15400 W. 119th St. in Olathe for a scheduled November opening.

The Goebels said the Kansas City area, Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and St. Joseph market could have as many as 18 to 20 Pie Five restaurants.

At Pie Five Pizza Co., customers can select from a variety of fresh ingredients, house-made sauces and handcrafted pizza crusts. Pies bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed oven. Pie Five also offers fresh salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl, brownies and cookie pies.

Slim Chickens opens in Overland Park

Slim Chickens has opened its second area restaurant.

The new restaurant, at 9001 W. 135th St., Overland Park, specializes in chicken tenders and wings and fresh ingredients. Menu items include chicken and waffles, smokey cheddar wraps, Buffalo Blues Salad (with blue cheese crumbles and grilled or fried tenders shaken in buffalo wing sauce), and sides like mac-and-cheese, coleslaw, fried pickles, fried okra and fried mushrooms, and a rotating selection of desserts served in Mason jars, as well as beer.

Mo Yeganeh, president and operating partner of KC Slim LLC, owner of the new Slim Chicken operation in Overland Park and one in Independence, plans eight more area locations, including one proposed for Prairie Village.

Slim Chickens, of Fayetteville, Ark., was founded in 2003 and currently has 25 locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas. It plans to have about 600 locations by 2025.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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