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Chuck E. Cheese's


Games, rides, prizes, great food and entertainment for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, and for the whole family. Chuck E. Cheese’s is an experience that no family should miss. From freshly baked pizzas to the garden fresh salad bar, Chuck E. Cheese’s is the best place to take the kids for everyday fun or special occasion like birthdays, play groups, parties and school fundraising events. Best of all, while kids are having fun with all the games, rides and entertainment, parents can relax knowing Chuck E. Cheese’s provides a safe, wholesome environment for the whole family to play, laugh and enjoy.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$1,170,000 - $1,830,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


The largest family entertainment chain in the U.S., Chuck E. Cheese’s offers a unique business concept: a restaurant with games, rides, prizes, merchandise and birthday parties. The company has more than 30 years of proven operating success, and provides franchisees with the support of a passionate, experienced, hands-on support team. Franchise partners are sought who have a passion for entertaining kids, local market knowledge and expertise, and multi-unit experience in entertainment, hospitality, restaurant or retail.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Franchise Opportunities – History

Chuck E. Cheese’s was founded in 1977 by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, originally called Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre, the first family restaurant to integrate food, entertainment and an indoor arcade. The first location opened in San Jose, California. The original concept merged with Showbiz Pizza Place in 1984, and in 1991-92 both brands were unified into Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza, dropping to just Chuck E. Cheese’s in 1995. Chuck E. Cheese’s now has more than 540 restaurants.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Income

The total investment to open and operate a Chuck E. Cheese’s franchise location ranges from $1.17 million to $1.83 million, with liquid assets available of at least $800,000 per unit.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Franchise Opportunities – Available Markets

Development opportunities are currently available for Chuck E. Cheese’s franchises in select international markets (i.e., not within the United States).

Specifically, Chuck E. Cheese's is looking for new franchisees in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Oman
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Chuck E. Cheese’s Business Opportunities: Other Information

Chuck E. Cheese’s offers two types of costumed shows, a LIVE! Show performed on stage in the front of the restaurant showroom for birthday celebrations; and a ‘road’ show, performed throughout the restaurant by a costumed Chuck E. Cheese’s character.

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