Chuck E. Cheese’s Allegedly Serves Recycled Pizza


View outside of a Chuck E. Cheese’s which is the topic of controversy about their pizza. Photo courtesy of Fox News


Chuck E. Cheese’s; where a kid can be a kid. Many teenagers have heard this slogan at least once. Chuck E. Cheese’s is a staple for children’s celebrations, they’re known for their arcade games, animatronic band of fun characters and, most notably, their pizza.

While it isn’t exactly five-star quality, customers would expect to be given freshly-made pizza when they order.

Over the past couple months, people have been noticing something odd about the pizza at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The crusts are uneven, the pepperoni slices are unaligned and the cut marks don’t line up.

On Feb. 11, 2019, Youtube Influencer Shane Dawson made a video in which he researched conspiracy theories. One of those was the theory that Chuck E. Cheese’s recycles and serves their pizzas. Allegedly, if you don’t finish your pizza at Chuck E. Cheese’s, an employee will take the leftovers into the kitchen, add them to other slices of unfinished pizza and then reheat and serve them to a new customer.

Pictures surfaced online of misshapen pizza slices being served at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Dawson himself went to an establishment, ordered a pizza and then lined them up to see if the theory was true. The cuts weren’t aligned and it looked as though the pizza was leftover pizzas put together.

This began to worry customers and the theory blew up on social media platforms; the majority being on Youtube and Twitter. Many creators made videos of their own, in which they went to Chuck E. Cheese’s and investigated the pizza.

“The claims made in this video about Chuck E. Cheese’s and our pizza are unequivocally false. No conspiracies here – our pizzas are made to order and we prepare our dough fresh in restaurant, which means that they’re not always perfectly uniform in shape, but always delicious.” said Chuck E. Cheese’s on multiple media outlets.

Although they sent this out in response to Dawson’s video, many still don’t believe the chain. No legal action has been taken by Chuck E. Cheese’s against Dawson for the allegations.

Dawson does not claim this theory as fact and says in all of his conspiracy videos that the theories are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not factual. He also mentioned many times throughout the video that he was concerned with getting sued or demonetized.

Many ex-Chuck E. Cheese’s employees took to Youtube and Twitter to refute Dawson’s claims, stating that the staff in the kitchen is lazy when cutting the pizza, leading to uneven slices and that the transfer of the pizza onto a tray can sometimes be messy.

None of the claims made in this article are factual but are just reporting Dawson’s theory and the public’s reaction to it.