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.
Well the Chucky Cheese that I went too is kinda gangstra neighborhood you see bunch of gangstra looking people in restaurant I went too women with tatoos and children who screaming bloody murder
Was that the same Chuck’s where Plexico Burress vented his leg?
AL Baby it is true storyyyy
I think one of Freeper is right Chucky E Cheese is like adjancet transer custory of rugrat to other parent
Yep, back back the dog fighting pit.
The one I went to was in a nice part of a nice town and it was terrible. It was like a scene from a post-nuclear war movie. Survival of the fittest. Kids, babies being mowed over for Chuckie tickets.
The whole place is a sensory overload, flashing lights, loud noises and bells going off non-stop, kids screaming, running around like packs of pizza-hungry wolves, and they serve booze. It’s set up to jangle the nerves of anyone over 8 years old.
I’m surprised there aren’t more fist fights. Heck, I’d probably start a fight to get out of that place. Given the option, I’d probably spend a night in the clink rather then Chuck E. Cheese’s, too.
here’s a look at THAT facility ...
600 music fans caught in wild brawl (australia)
We’re not supposed to discuss this because of who it is doing the brawling, but fighting at Chuck E. Cheese’s has passed from a phenomenon to a meme. Google “Chuck E. Cheese” and “fight” for the phenomenon. Check out YouTube for the meme in all of its splendor.
I was going to point out that it was divorced people, most of them fighting for custody or trying to show that they are the better parent so they can try to make the kids “choose” between parents.
Minivans full of mothers!
Hope Junior chokes on his whiffle ball!
Apart from the kids, it sounds exactly like Las Vegas. Only Vegas has even more booze.
Their booze is free.
Imagine the kids sitting around and witnessing all this.
You may have hit on the reason this is occurring. Divorced parents and their families getting together, maybe for the first time in years, for the kids birthday. Having had our daughters party there this past Spring I can relate. My psycho ex showed up, of course I’m way to civilized to get in a fight at my daughters Bday party. These people need to take their stuff out into the parking lot. lol
The culprits must be the GE Medical field engineers getting liquored up...LOL
It has long been my opinion that Chuck E. Cheese is nothing more than a casino for kids. It always brings out the worst in children and their parents.
I was just thinking about it one day and it occured to me... Las Vegas/Atlantic City for kids... flashing lights, ringing bells, clammoring for tokens and tickets... cheap entertainment... expensive and bad food... it’s all there!
Kiddie casino... train them up and one day they will be sitting in a real casino, sucking down beer and feeding coins in a machine waiting for the big payoff...
You don’t need a license to breed.
Which neighborhoods would those be?
Let’s see... you get a rockin’ band and your selling selling pitchers of beer to anxious single-again dads in a party house full of MILFs?... Well, it’s just a matter of time.
Over the years , there have been several postings of melees at CEC’s across the nation. Proceed to CEC at your own risk.
The Chuck E. Cheese in Fresno is in an upscale part of town. A few months ago there was a fatal shooting outside the place.
1. My personal observation is that CEC has become the venue of choice for many on the lower end of society (thugs). And thugs will do what thugs do where ever they are.
2. We have many families with ex-husbands/boyfriends/live-ins/in-laws/out-laws and what not hovering around the single mom headed households. Many times these chicks have extremely poor judgements in who should be the father figueres in there kids lives.
3. Stir in a liberal dose of bad feelings all around.
4. Bake in an oven of nonstop noise, flashing lights and screaming brats.
Somehow, I just can’t see people brawling over a side bet at Skee Ball. How many tickets do you need to get a box cutter?
Forget pay-per-view MMA. I’ll just go to Chuckee’s and watch baby daddy and momma’s boyfriend duke it out.
I’ll never forget the first time I heard that on the radio. Darned near had a wreck.
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