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WarToad
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2008/10/02 16:27:19 (permalink)

Chuckie Cheese

Quite possibly, hands down, the worst pizza chain ever. And I use the word "pizza' loosely here.
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    Russ Jackson
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 16:28:45 (permalink)
    I go there sometimes and eat pizza wearing a Speedo while lying in the plastic ball pit...Russ
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 16:36:40 (permalink)
    The majority of Chuckie Cheese clientle is what, 12 and under? Do they care what it tastes like, do they stop playing long enough to even bother eating? Russ,how many times have you been arrested???
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 16:39:54 (permalink)
    And anyone with kids knows you end up eating there far more than you want.

    Seriously, they need a bar in that place.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 16:53:30 (permalink)
    I'll bet that someday soon (if it hasn't happened already) someone will show up on pizzamaking.com wanting to know how to recreate this childhood memory at home. pb
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 17:25:05 (permalink)
    I actually thought their pizza was quite good last time i was there.......................................SIKE!!!!!
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    WarToad
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/02 17:27:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    I'll bet that someday soon (if it hasn't happened already) someone will show up on pizzamaking.com wanting to know how to recreate this childhood memory at home. pb


    Squirt some ketchup on wonder bread and give it a 30 second toast.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 12:30:09 (permalink)
    dreadfull pizza, but my daughter likes to go there and have fun, so that is what is most important. I can grab some food and a drink after we leave.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 12:38:48 (permalink)
    It's not about the pizza, it's all about the kids having fun.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 12:56:51 (permalink)
    Looks like the bad pizza tends to bring out the worst in the adults who have to go to this insufferable place, too:

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=529383

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1207694415244140.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

    http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/business/index.ssf/2008/02/chuck_e_cheese_drops_alcohol_b.html
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 13:40:33 (permalink)
    My grandboys only want cheese and they love it. I personally do not care for it.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 16:03:49 (permalink)
    They should call it Chunky Cheese cause it makes you want to spew chunks after eating just one slice.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/03 22:32:32 (permalink)
    My kids call it Up Chuckie Cheeses
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/04 00:55:25 (permalink)
    Showbiz Pizza back in the 80's had better tasting pizza, IMHO. Never liked Chucky's.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/04 06:29:14 (permalink)
    Chuckie Cheese had never been about pizza or any food.

    It's about children's birthday parties.

    All other visits are about children having fun with their friends in a safe place where all the parents can mingle and even momentarily lose track of their kids. OK, My experience is 1984-1988, so it's a different world now, but the only thing that would have changed is parents keeping a closer eye.

    I have wonderfull memories of it as a young parent aged 30-35.

    Ours went out of business because our area demands either chi-chi or frou-frou, or at least upscale and it wasn't close to any of that. A place called Max Sportster kept it going for a few years until maybe 1993 but we never went.

    It is what it is and I enjoyed the place, But it was a different place in time for me.

    Looking back at my visits there, I remember we all were attractive, having fun eating lousy food.

    When we go out now, The food is excellent, few of us are very attractive, and instead of lots of hugs and kisses from the kids, They come late if at all, and leave early, and are not nearly as fun.

    Although they think they are maybe because they drive nicer cars than us.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/10/04 21:35:08 (permalink)
    It's a great place to take kids for a birthday party. No work for parents, and the kids all have fun. Wham bam, thank you ma'am, and you're done. My kind of party!

    My daughter will turn 8 next week, and her party is at Chuck E. Cheese next Saturday. She's very excited.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 09:45:03 (permalink)
    Being single and (as far as I know) childless, I have had little reason to go into a Chucky Cheese. Now though, I have a 3-yr-old niece I like to take out once a week to eat. So we finally decided to try CC. i was looking forward to seeing her play in the ball pit.
    No ball pit.
    The ball pits were removed years ago.
    The pizza was okay but the experience was definitely dimmed by the lack of a ball pit.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 11:09:02 (permalink)
    Chuckie Cheese is definately not for adults. My grandboys love it because of the atmosphere, games and just cheese pizza. For some reason, they do not care for finer pizza and if I buy it, they will not eat it. They only want cheese pizza.

    Paul E. Smith
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    leethebard
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 11:42:22 (permalink)
    As far as terrible pizzas go,it's a little less worse than Pizza Hut(Sweet sugar pie),Dominoes(the worst),Pappa John's, Little Caesar's and the other poor pizzas...but it's a close fifth!!!!!
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 12:01:36 (permalink)
    I've been to Chuck E Cheese twice. 1st time as maybe a 10 year old for a friend's birthday party. We had a good time playing the games - Pac-Man, Frogger, Centipede, Skee Ball, etc etc. The next time as a young a adult, helping to chaperone a party of 7-8 year old boys. The food is not the main attraction. Most of the pizza was left uneaten on the table. The animatronic show was a big hit and the games with tickets were a big hit. Every kid left with a small bag of useless, cheap plastic toys and a big smile. No body goes there for the pizza.

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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 12:32:16 (permalink)
    I'm glad those days are over. My kids were so crazy about that place, they used to make me go there and order a pizza to take home.
    Hey Scorereader, with the new baby, something to look forward to.....the parties are very reasonable, thats for sure.....
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 13:46:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    I'm glad those days are over. My kids were so crazy about that place, they used to make me go there and order a pizza to take home.
    Hey Scorereader, with the new baby, something to look forward to.....the parties are very reasonable, thats for sure.....


    maybe it'll be gone by the time he hits that age.
    Although, I read online that they are trying to buy back all the franchises and have only corporate owned locations. They no longer offer any new franchises. So, maybe they are actually trying to improve things - image, food, experience. If they can manage that, that's not a bad thing for kids parties. I hope Joanie will give a report after next week on the status of Chuck E Cheese. In 7 years or so, I'll then add an update and we can see if going back to corporate owned was an improvement or not.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 14:12:03 (permalink)
    You will be SOOOO glad when the birthday parties are upgraded to bowling or rolling skating.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 14:39:56 (permalink)
    The last time our family entered a Chuckie Cheese was four years ago for my grandson's 4th birthday. He begged to go and so off we went. The place was filled with runny nosed, coughing kids who came to sit down to eat their pizza without even cleaning their hands. Even though my daughter in law brought along a large container of wipes, everyone of us was sick with heavy colds within a week.

    The kids now call it "Chuckie Sneezes" and not one of them ever want to go back there again. Birthday parites are now always held at the club or in our home; a lot more work but no one gets sick!
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 14:42:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by susanll

    You will be SOOOO glad when the birthday parties are upgraded to bowling or rolling skating.


    well, yes, absolutely, now that there's no smoking in the bowling alley. Before that, bleack. not a good place for little ones.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 14:42:59 (permalink)
    Chuckie Cheese is a great form of birth control. I have been there twice for my nephew's birthdays. The noise levels and chaos are over the top and I can't even get a cocktail to ease the situation.

    It is a great place for kids. I love kids but I don't have any. That is why I have surrogate kids, i.e., nephews, nieces and friend's children. I adore babysitting and visiting them, but at the end of the day, I can happily hand them back to Mom and Dad.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 15:46:07 (permalink)
    We have a visit with our daughter planned for next week for another childs birthday. I agreed to go only if we get to go out for some real food after there. Hitting Chicagoland LTH GNR Cemita's Puebla for a late lunch.

    I cant wait.
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/14 18:36:56 (permalink)
    I haven't visited Chuck 'e Cheese since Mrs. Metro II and I had two small children. Even then I observed that the establishment ought to have a Valium dispenser at the door for adults.

    Mrs. Metro IV and I have not visited the establishment. I assume that they now have a Xanax dispenser at the door; otherwise, how could they have survived al these years?
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/15 00:31:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    As far as terrible pizzas go,it's a little less worse than Pizza Hut(Sweet sugar pie),Dominoes(the worst),Pappa John's, Little Caesar's and the other poor pizzas...but it's a close fifth!!!!!

    I like your pizza assessments!
    My sister calls stuff like that "survival" food...
    like if you're on a 10 hour airplane flight, and that is the only thing available..

    Or it might be considered a decent meal in a prison..

    you and I are lucky we've got so many "real" pizza choices here in south jersey!
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    RE: Chuckie Cheese 2008/11/15 05:53:29 (permalink)
    I've taken my kids there once and for the life of me I swear I remember my buddy and I sharing a piture of beer. Did Chuckie Cheese ever sell beer to the grown-ups or am I imagining things?
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