Chuck E. Cheese Reveals the Locations of Restaurants Closing Permanently

July 9, 2020
    Categories: 

    One of the latest victims of COVID-19: Chuck E. Cheese.

    In June, Chuck E. Cheese's parent company, CEC Entertainment, announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing "financial strain" caused by closures due to coronavirus restrictions in recent months.

    Now the locations of the 45 restaurants that will close permanently have been revealed, according to USA Today. The list includes 11 outlets which had closed prior to the onset of COVID-19.

    California 

    Ladera Heights
    San Bernardino
    El Monte
    Long Beach
    Diamond Bar

    Colorado

    Grand Junction
    Fort Collins

    Florida

    Green Acres
    Miami Gardens
    North Lauderdale
    Miami

    Georgia

    Macon

    Illinois

    Chicago-Matteson
    Vernon Hills

    Iowa

    Sioux City

    Maryland

    Gaithersburg

    Massachusetts

    Springfield
    Natick
    Leominster
    Danvers

    Michigan

    Muskegon

    Minnesota

    Rochester

    Missouri

    Columbia

    Nebraska

    Lincoln

    Nevada

    Las Vegas-McCarran
    Las Vegas-Saraha

    New Mexico

    Alb-Juan Tabo

    New York

    New Hartford
    Harlem

    North Carolina

    JacksonvilleOhio

    Ohio

    Columbus-Macsway
    Mansfield
    Lima

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City-Del City
    Oklahoma City-Westgate
    Moore

    Pennsylvania

    JohnstownLancaster

    South Carolina

    Charleston

    South Dakota

    Rapid City

    Texas

    AllenMesquite

    Utah

    Layton

    Virginia

    Fredericksburg

    Wisconsin

    Appleton

    As of June 24, CEC said 266 company-operated Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurant and arcade venues had "safely re-opened" amid the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with all CDC, federal, state and local guidelines.

    Subject to ongoing negotiations with its landlords, the company said it expects to maintain ongoing operations in these locations throughout the Chapter 11 process, providing dine-in, delivery and carry-out services, hosting birthday parties during dedicated hours, and supporting fundraisers and events in the coming weeks and months.

    CEC also plans to continue opening additional locations each week, steadily bringing more employees back to work.

    "The Chapter 11 process will allow us to strengthen our financial structure as we recover from what has undoubtedly been the most challenging event in our company's history and get back to the business of delivering memories, entertainment, and pizzas for another 40 years and beyond," said David McKillips, CEC's Chief Executive Officer, in a statement.

    "I am incredibly proud of what the CEC team has achieved over the past year as we launched the All You Can Play value gaming platform, expanded our remodel program and found new ways to engage with families while our venues were closed. I'm confident in the strength of our team and our world-class brands and look forward to more fully implementing our strategic plan as we put these financial challenges behind us."

    There are more than a dozen Chuck E. Cheese locations in Michigan. Many are currently open for business, some offering limited hours, while others are temporality closed. 

    A note on the Chuck E. Cheese website reads:

    "We will not re-open our doors just because we can. We are following the guidance of national health experts and local officials; our teams are working on new safety and sanitation procedures and when we do re-open, we will be confident that we are doing everything we can to provide the safest experience possible." Read the company's safety guidelines at this link.

    LISTEN NOW on the RADIO.COM App
    Follow RADIO.COM
    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram