Chuck E. Cheeses now open for business
June 11, 2008 · Updated 10:08 AM
Flashing arcade games, tasty pizza and a friendly mouse greet children and parents when they enter Chuck E. Cheeses.
Chuck E. Cheeses on Northwest Myhre Road in Silverdale opened for business last week. General Manager Ron Jackway said the business has been packed since it opened.
The community seems to be pretty excited about having us, Jackway said. Its been pretty much nonstop from about 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mike Fricke, of Suquamish, took his 4-year-old daughter Molly to Chuck E. Cheeses Monday for a friends birthday party.
(Molly) is having fun, Fricke said. She likes the Alley Roller.
Brenda Holloway, CEC Entertainment Inc. spokeswoman, said the company carefully picks locations for future sites. Currently, there are 10 Chuck E. Cheeses locations in Washington with the nearest location in Tacoma.
We dont have a lot in Washington, so thatll definitely be a real nice location there (Silverdale), she said. We look for densely populated areas containing families with children ages 2-11.
Chuck E. Cheeses features animated stage shows, games and indoor rides for children. The business is a popular spot for childrens birthday parties, organizational parties and school fund-raisers.
Parents and kids of all ages can enjoy Chuck E. Cheeses one-of-a-kind animated stage show starring the magical mouse and his friends. Come for dinner and stay for lots of fun entertainment including skill and video games and skytubes, Holloway said. Cool indoor rides include a hovering helicopter, Wasteland and Mad Motion Theater.
Pizza, a variety of sandwiches, a salad bar and various desserts are just a few of the food items served at the establishment. By playing games, children can earn tickets which can be traded for various prizes.
CEC Entertainment Inc. currently employs 17,000 full- and part-time workers. The Silverdale location is still accepting employment applications.
Theres always someone out there thats better than your worst person, Jackway said. If you dont always take applications youll never find anyone.
The first Chuck E. Cheeses Pizza Time Theatre opened in 1977 in San Jose, Calif. CEC Entertainment Inc. now has 531 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Chuck E. Cheeses in Silverdale is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.