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Chuck E. Cheese enlists Gen. Franks
St. Petersburg Times ^ | 04/02/2008 | Asjylyn Loder

Posted on 04/03/2008 12:21:03 PM PDT by dr.zaeus

Apparently, long service in the military makes you an expert on kooky fun-houses. The company behind childrens' restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese picked retired four-star Gen. Tommy Franks to help them expand their brand.

Franks was elected to the company's board of directors on March 26, CEC Entertainment said Monday. Franks, 62, served in the military for more than forty years before retiring in 2003, and now lives in Oklahoma.

Franks has a private consulting firm, Franks & Associates, LLC. He serves on the board of directors of Bank of America and the National Park Foundation, and formerly served on the board of OSI Restaurant Partners. As commander of the U.S. central command, he led American campaigns in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Franks In a prepared statement released after his election to the board, Franks said, "There is something special about the sights and sounds of kids and parents enjoying themselves. That's what we experience each time we visit Chuck E. Cheese's, the favored entertainment destination of our grandkids."


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: chuckecheese; isitfridayyet; tommyfranks

1 posted on 04/03/2008 12:21:03 PM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: dr.zaeus
Chuck E. Cheese enlists Gen. Franks

Henceforth to be known as "Gen. Franks and Beans."

2 posted on 04/03/2008 12:22:26 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but theyre really after folding money.)
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To: dr.zaeus

“Drop and give me 20 skeeballs!”


3 posted on 04/03/2008 12:25:00 PM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: dr.zaeus

I haven’t been there in a while — do they still have the waterboarding booth?


4 posted on 04/03/2008 12:26:30 PM PDT by Sloth (Senator He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, D - Illinois)
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To: dr.zaeus

Maybe he can bring the food quality up to military standards.


5 posted on 04/03/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: dr.zaeus
After my daughter had a BD party for one of the Grandkids there I threatened to cut her out of the will if she ever did that again....some ole boy has a song out called “Chucky Cheese Hell” where the lyrics include something about walking from one end of Vietnam to the other rather than 10 minutes in Chucky Cheese Hell...
6 posted on 04/03/2008 12:29:06 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: buccaneer81

"if you need a pizza joint run right, sonny, then let a US marine do it !"

7 posted on 04/03/2008 12:33:25 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: dr.zaeus

I eagerly await the next Michael Moore documentary exposing the nefarious web of connections interlocking Chuck E. Cheese, Halliburton, Big Pharma, and the secret oil pipeline across Afghanistan.


8 posted on 04/03/2008 12:37:13 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Argus

“Chucky and Me”, “Skeeballing for Columbine”, etc.


9 posted on 04/03/2008 12:39:32 PM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: dr.zaeus
Chuck E. Cheese Hell
10 posted on 04/03/2008 1:05:37 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Thanks, I’ll watch it when I get home.


11 posted on 04/03/2008 1:38:25 PM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: Argus

The biggest Chuck E. Cheese restaurant is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I’m sure Mikey will make his usual crazed conspiracy theory connections. :)

http://www.chuckecheeses-sa.com/index/about


12 posted on 04/03/2008 1:56:24 PM PDT by Cecily
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