Is Chuck E. Cheese Going Out Of Business 2024?

About Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese is a popular American family entertainment chain that was founded on May 17, 1977, in San Jose, California, by Nolan Bushnell.

The Rise of Chuck E. Cheese

Although Chuck E. Cheese was founded in 1977, it did not go public until 1988, and by 2005, the company grew to a whopping 500+ locations.

The Fall of Chuck E. Cheese

Everything was good until 2010 when the sales of Chuck. E. Cheese started to go downhill. This led to the revamping of the mascot in 2012.

The Fall of Chuck E. Cheese

Consequently, in 2014, CEC Entertainment was acquired by Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm.

The Fall of Chuck E. Cheese

The company then started adding new items to the menu and even alcohol to appeal to the adult audience as well. However, the sales did not go up, and between 2012 and 2019, over 30 Chuck E Cheese locations were shut down.

Chuck E. Cheese is Closing Stores

Chuck E. Cheese is all set to close 45 locations across the United States. The company shut down over 30 locations even before the pandemic.

Chuck E. Cheese is Closing Stores

As of 2024, there are approximately 467 Chuck E. Cheese locations left as compared to the 600+ locations it had before.

Is Chuck E. Cheese Going Out Of Business 2024?

Since Chuck E. Cheese has filed for bankruptcy Chapter 11 and is also closing down 45 new locations.