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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What's Chuck E. Cheese without its iconic animatronic bands? It may be more appealing to children who have grown up with sophisticated video games and entertainment, according to owner CEC Entertainment. The kid-focused pizza chain is updating a handful of restaurants with open kitchens and toned-down colors, as well as one striking omission: the animatronic animals who play music and entertain families. The revamp comes as the restaurant chain is looking to reengage families and kids with a "modern experience," said CEC Chief Executive Tom Leverton. The redesigned locations also feature a dance floor where a live Chuck E. comes out to shake a leg with children.

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Who cares???? Nothing beats Showbix pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-08-22 08:21 PM | Reply

Those things freaked the hell out of me, but this does feel a bit like erasing history.

#2 | Posted by dylanfan at 2017-08-22 10:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Without the creepy band what distinguishes chuckle cheese from other pizza joints?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-22 11:26 PM | Reply

Maybe a six-foot rat?

#4 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-08-23 01:31 AM | Reply

I have always laughed that it is okay to have a giant rat in a restaurant, and then they let him bring friends with...

#5 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-08-23 01:23 PM | Reply

Who cares???? Nothing beats Showbix pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Cardboard with marinara and cheese beats Chuck E. Cheese pizza.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-08-23 04:04 PM | Reply

Man this comes about 15 years to late for me. I still remember my year old daughter crying because the band scarde the living day lights out of her. She still won't go to Chuck E. Cheese with her school groups.

#7 | Posted by MOTGK at 2017-08-24 12:00 PM | Reply

This band rocks as hard as any of those over-the-hill bands from the 60's/70's/80's/90's, i.e., very little. Cue up the Stones music at Chuck's place and they could charge $150 to get in--pizza extra. There's no diff between the headliners at Chuck's and four old English guys prancing, mugging and faking it...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2017-08-24 12:07 PM | Reply

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