MINOOKA, IL – The owner of the Tasty bite Minooka’s restaurant has expanded and opened Minooka’s first virtual reality video game business, and is right next to its restaurant. Infinity VR Adventures it had its smooth opening for about three weeks, but on Saturday it marked its grand official opening.
The new Minooka business is run by Emre Kok, which has been with Tasty Bite for over 10 years. Patch profiled Kok in a June 2020 article on Tasty Bite. When he got to Minooka, he said, he didn’t speak English and worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant. In 2016, he said proudly, he became the owner of Tasty Bite. He also became the owner of the Fill-A-Cup yogurt.
Since last year, it has sold Fill-A-Cup yogurt and has now opened VR Infinity Adventures in the same mall.
Infinity VR Adventures has seven virtual reality game stations that allow you to play simulators, actions and shooting games. Infinity VR Adventures is open Monday through Thursday from noon to nine at night and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at approximately midnight. People can make reservations online and walk-in is accepted.
Kok told Patch that he is excited to have his new virtual reality video game site open for the summer.
“We’re the only ones in town,” he said.
He said his main customer base comes from Minooka, Channahon, Morris and Shorewood.
He said there are a couple of virtual reality gaming companies in Joliet, but their hourly rates are much cheaper. In the coming weeks, he said he plans to add a treadmill so people can play military games and hopes to add car simulators so players can play Mario Kart.
Infinity VR Adventures has games available for kids up to 4, Kok said. To date, many of the new patterns are adults and teens.
“We have simulators with roller coasters,” Kok said. “We have a lot of adult and multiplayer games (games) that people can come in groups with. It’s an easy business to do, so you don’t have to make reservations.”
Patch asked Kok what gave him the idea to open a virtual reality gaming business in the village of Minooka.
“Going to high school in the city, there was always the need to get out of the city to have fun and play,” Kok said. “I wanted to change that.”
Kok said his business partner is 20-year-old Brandon Mesinas.
They have opened Infinity VR Adventures in the former location of the Cricket mobile store. “We’ve demonstrated the whole building,” Kok said.
Kok said he realized that many people still take it slowly in the midst of the pandemic. So I wanted everyone to know that all of their video game stations are properly socially spaced out.
“We still have seven feet away for all of our game stations,” he said. “And each station is sanitized after each use.”
The Infinity VR Adventures business phone is 815-255-2957. For more information, visit the website here.