usflyer msp
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When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:56 am

I had to go there today to drop of a gift for my colleague's daughter and Chuck E Cheese had two ARMED off-duty police officers to keep an eye on the place due to past problems. There were quite a few sketchy-looking (meth?) adults and their uncontrolled demon-spawn children in there but the place is not in a bad neighbourhood or anything like that. The fact that a children's restaurant needs armed bouncers is a bad sign for our country, IMHO....
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:42 am

I've never seen armed guards at one. But then again, maybe the company is being proactive in case something bad happens.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:53 am

I bet I am not the only one who at first thought you meant their pizza and thought this must be some kind of joke. :yell:
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:36 pm

1. Depending on the place it's in, of course it will require extra security. You already hinted at why this is.
2. I was expecting this from our resident IZOD Marketer...
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:06 am

was chucky e cheese ever good?
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:17 am

The pizza never was.

The one I have been to (a few times, been a while since my kid grew up) had its demographic challenges, but I never at all uncomfortable (parents and kids have more in common than different). Never saw a guard.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:51 pm

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
was chucky e cheese ever good?

I remember as kid seeing the commercials and wanting one to open in PR. When it did, it was very underwhelming. Games were expensive, ticket ones had a low payout...I stuck with my local arcade (and that one unfortunately went under).
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:46 pm

einsteinboricua wrote:
2. I was expecting this from our resident IZOD Marketer...


Actually, I haven't eaten there in many years.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Growing up, I can confirm that Chuck E Cheese was NEVER good
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:32 pm

Lemieux wrote:
Growing up, I can confirm that Chuck E Cheese was NEVER good


I can confirm that as well.

Also, security exists during the weekend, due to the large amount of relatively unsupervised kids. Happens around here as well.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:47 pm

It totally depends upon the neighborhood where the store is located.

In the early 90s I worked in an area of Dallas were Denny's, IHOP and 7-11 were closed from 11 pm to 6 am. Denny's kept an armed guard in the parking lot all night to tell people who pulled off the interstate how to reach a 24 hour location.
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:42 pm

There is a Chuck E Cheese within walking distance of my house. Now that my son is getting old enough to use some of their play things, we've been going. Haven't seen an armed guard yet, but I was amazed that they use matching hand stamps (with ultraviolet light ink) to positively verify proper possession of the child by the adult. That's better security than any bullshit the TSA has tried at the airport.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:02 pm

usflyer msp wrote:
I had to go there today to drop of a gift for my colleague's daughter and Chuck E Cheese had two ARMED off-duty police officers to keep an eye on the place due to past problems. There were quite a few sketchy-looking (meth?) adults and their uncontrolled demon-spawn children in there but the place is not in a bad neighbourhood or anything like that. The fact that a children's restaurant needs armed bouncers is a bad sign for our country, IMHO....


I went to a Chuck E Cheese a few years ago in Dallas and there was a security guard on duty but I believe he was unarmed. The food was unimpressive but the crowd seemed okay and they were well behaved (adults and children). What city is your Chuck E Cheese located in?
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 pm

There was security in the 80s but I don't know if they were armed. I was a kid and didn't notice. But it was far bigger because of the hey day of video games. But the pizza was still bad (made with cheddar cheese at the time). And it was probably dirty. But meth wasn't a big thing back then.
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm

If you wanna lose faith in humanity, search "chuck e cheese fights" on youtube.
 
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Re: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:29 pm

treetreeseven wrote:
If you wanna lose faith in humanity, search "chuck e cheese fights" on youtube.


Wow - those are some major fights, just not pushing and shoving.

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