Investigation Finds Some Chuck E. Cheese's Serve More Alcohol Than Policy Allows
Inside Edition investigation has revealed that while kids run wild in Chuck E. Cheese's, some locations are playing fast and loose with its alcohol policy.
After multiple reports of violence among adults at Chuck E. Cheese’s over the last few years, it may come as a surprise that the restaurant chain serves alcohol to parents as their kids enjoy the play areas.
But an Inside Edition investigation — which will air in full on Friday — found that while children run wild in Chuck E. Cheese’s, some locations didn't follow its two-drink maximum per customer.
Despite the policy, an Inside Edition producer had no trouble ordering four glasses of wine at a Chuck E. Cheese’s on New York’s Long Island.
The next day, Inside Edition's Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero attended a child’s birthday party at a separate location about 20 miles away, where she was informed of the two-drink policy after ordering a couple of beers.
However, a server informed Guerrero that if she provided someone else’s ID, she would be able to order two more drinks with no problem.
"So as long as somebody else gives you their ID, then you can still order more?" Guerrero confirmed.
"Yes," the server responded.
When she told the manager what happened, Guerrero was directed to the Chuck E. Cheese’s corporate office.
In a statement, Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment told Inside Edition that they take their alcohol policy very seriously and, “after a full investigation, we determined that employees failed to follow our alcohol service procedure.”
They added that “maintaining a safe experience” for children and their families is of “utmost importance to them.”
Tune in to Inside Edition’s full report on Friday. For stations and times in your area, check local listings here.
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