IRVING, Texas, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck E. Cheese's may be the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®, but now it's also where you can find one of America's favorite pizzas. In a recent nationwide blind taste test, the majority of people (57%) preferred Chuck E. Cheese's Thin & Crispy pepperoni pizza over Pizza Hut's® Thin & Crispy pepperoni pizza.
Chuck E. Cheese's new thin crust pizzas have earned a starring role on its updated menu, which launched this summer from culinary mastermind and award-winning Executive Chef Gregory Casale. Chef Casale recently created an expanded test kitchen at the company's new Dallas headquarters, providing his team the ideal spot to create new and innovative menu offerings to please every palate. A favorite family destination for nearly 40 years, Chuck E. Cheese's is now quickly becoming known for its adult-friendly menu, as much as its fun and games.
"For kids, a visit to Chuck E. Cheese's is all about the exhilarating experience—tokens, tickets, prizes, and of course, Chuck E. himself—but now we've struck a chord with parents by offering great tasting pizza. Beating one of America's best-known brands just proves we've got the pizza prowess to please the whole family," said Tom Leverton, CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc. "Pepperoni pizza is a standard kid favorite, but we're winning mom over with freshly-made dough, hand-grated mozzarella, and sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes."
Moms and dads are also sure to love Chuck E. Cheese's two tasty new pizzas – Cali Alfredo, with a rich alfredo sauce, mushrooms, spinach, sausage, and chicken; and BBQ Chicken, featuring a tantalizing mix of rich, smoky BBQ sauce, chicken, crispy onions, and green peppers. Both are available on the Thin & Crispy or traditional crust.
Guests looking for a little more variety can try the new roasted BBQ Chicken and Italian Sub sandwiches on oven-baked ciabatta bread, Chicken Caesar, or Club wraps on whole wheat tortillas and boneless wings—a family favorite. The pizza, salad, and dessert buffet in many locations also makes Chuck E. Cheese's a complaint-free, kid-pleasing environment for an easy, mom-approved fun, and food experience.
To check out the new menu and find your nearest Chuck E. Cheese's location, please visit chuckecheese.com.
About CEC Entertainment, Inc.
For nearly 40 years, CEC Entertainment has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Chuck E. Cheese's goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food, and play inside and outside of its stores. Each Chuck E. Cheese's features musical entertainment, games, rides, and play areas for kids of all ages, as well as a variety of freshly prepared dining options. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese's helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®. As a strong advocate for its local communities and childhood education, Chuck E. Cheese's has donated more than $12 million to schools through its fundraising programs. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 585 Chuck E. Cheese's stores and 140 Peter Piper Pizza stores, with locations in 47 states and 11 foreign countries and territories. For more information, visit chuckecheese.com and peterpiperpizza.com or connect with us on social media:
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Alexis Linn, PR Manager
SOURCE CEC Entertainment, Inc.