Anyone else catch the Wall Street Journal article on how Chuck E. Cheese (I prefer Charles Emerson Cheese) restaurants are on many police departments’ radars due tothe frequent assault and drunk & disorderly calls they seem to generate. Biker bars are evidently much safer by comparison.
Guess there are some interesting dynamics going on with this. The first time I heard about Chuck E Cheese was during a plan review when I learned they were applying for a liquor license to serve beer – I thought at the time how strange beer in a kiddie pizza joint? until a fellow planner who had children explained ‘believe me the idea of offering the parents beer is nothing short of GENIUS’. I didn’t fully appreciate this sentiment until I had a child of my own!
Do you think CEC restaurants attract so much violence because of exes meeting there on neutral ground with the kids and they proceed to get into fights about things like custody and support payments while they’re getting sauced?
Why do you think Chuck E. Cheese restaurants are hotbeds of violence?