Skip to comments.Calling All Cars: Trouble at Chuck E. Cheese's, Again
Posted on 12/09/2008 11:02:50 AM PST by Cecily
In Brookfield, Wis., no restaurant has triggered more calls to the police department since last year than Chuck E. Cheese's.
Officers have been called to break up 12 fights, some of them physical, at the child-oriented pizza parlor since January 2007. The biggest melee broke out in April, when an uninvited adult disrupted a child's birthday party. Seven officers arrived and found as many as 40 people knocking over chairs and yelling in front of the restaurant's music stage, where a robotic singing chicken and the chain's namesake mouse perform.
Chuck E. Cheese's bills itself as a place "where a kid can be a kid." But to law-enforcement officials across the country, it has a more particular distinction: the scene of a surprising amount of disorderly conduct and battery among grown-ups.
"The biggest problem is you have a bunch of adults acting like juveniles," says Town of Brookfield Police Capt. Timothy Imler. "There's a biker bar down the street, and we rarely get calls there."
It isn't clear exactly how often fights break out at Chuck E. Cheese's 538 locations. Richard Huston, executive vice president of marketing for the chain's parent company, CEC Entertainment Inc. of Irving, Texas, describes their occurrence as "atypical," saying he has heard of "four or five significant adult altercations" this year. But in some cities, law-enforcement officials say the number of disruptions at their local outlet is far higher than at nearby restaurants, and even many bars. "We've had some unfortunate and unusual altercations between adults at these locations," Mr. Huston says. "Even one is just way too many."
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The problem is not with Chuck’s. It’s with the parents of the brats.
My brother and I told his son my nephew to Chucky Cheese at other table I saw argument between two divorece parents where brother in law pull out of knife
chucky cheese is evil.......run while you still can..(sarc)
I just don't know what to say...
Officers have been called to break up 12 fights, some of them physical, at the child-oriented pizza parlor since January 2007.
SOME of them physical?
Yep...adults being good role models for their kids....
Nothing worse than those non-physical stare-downs with some little brat's mother...
I would wonder what type of neighborhoods these altercations occur in, but then I don’t want to be called a racist, either.
My theory for some time is Chuck-E-Cheeses now exist mainly for the purposes of supervised visitation and parental custody exchanges.
An accidental buisness model, one thrust upon them as video games took over the arcade. They now deal with the consequences.
I think you’re absolutely right. Sort of a transfer station for the single parents.
At the CERTAIN risk of employing stereotypes ... there is demonstrably a certain racial/demographic group here in Ga. that patronizes those establishments and does not control their kids’ behaviours or their own.
Naw, that’s the chuck e. Cheese in Tacoma. I recognise the bartender.
Nice guy. Hates pizza though...
And their brats.
>>The problem is not with Chucks. Its with the parents of the brats.<<
Actually, I think the real clue is in this from the article:
>>biggest melee broke out in April, when an uninvited adult disrupted a child’s birthday party. <<
Translation: There are a lot of “ex-spouses” out there that don’t like being left out of their children’s events. CEC is one of the places where the proverbial rubber of our easy divorce nation meets the proverbial road.
I decided to rename it Chuck D. Cheese's and never went back.
A GOD forsaken place. I’ve been there once, never again.
Chuck E. Cheese should be banned.