This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s . The opinions and text are all mine.
Last week, my girls and I were invited to the grand reopening event at the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pacific Avenue location in Stockton, CA. A restaurant remodel may not sound too exciting for most, but our family loves Chuck E. Cheese’s, so we couldn’t miss the event.
For this remodel, Chuck E. Cheese’s partnered with Tesser, a San Francisco-based design firm which has remodeled thousands of popular restaurants around the world. Tesser’s objective for this remodel project was to keep the Chuck E. Cheese’s location relevant and fun for the current generation and future generations of parents and kids, while staying with the same “where a kid can be a kid” vibes that we’ve known and loved for the last 40 years.
Restaurants today are much different than they were 40 years ago. People want healthier food. They want to know how their food is prepared. They want more transparency when it comes to their food. Design styles have also changed over the years. Consumers these days love the industrial look with clean lines, natural wood finishes, and brightly lit rooms with neutral tones. This Chuck E. Cheese’s remodel did not disappoint and Tesser absolutely nailed the modernization aspect of this project. Visitors are now able to see their pizza being made, and their lunch buffet ingredients are fresher than ever, with its new location being over by the open kitchen.
Something I remember about Chuck E. Cheese’s from when I was a kid was how chaotic the atmosphere was. This new remodel has made the Pacific Avenue location much more enjoyable for adults, without taking away that “all you can play” feeling for the kids. I love that you are able to sit at any table around the restaurant and watch your kids play. There are no hidden play areas tucked behind walls, but instead, a clean open area full of the best games. They even have an awesome light-up dance floor!
Check out the photos from our visit:
All You Can Play
We got a chance to experience the new All You Can Play feature using the Chuck E. Cheese’s wristbands. You basically set your kids up with a certain amount of playtime using the new self-serve kiosks in the restaurant. Just choose an amount of time for your kids to play and when your time is up, it’s time to cash out your tickets and choose your prizes. You can also pause your time one time at the kiosk, which is great for when it’s time to eat. The cost starts at just $9 for 30 minutes of play time, and you simply tap your wristband on the arrows to start playing any game. Gone are the days of fumbling with dirty coins.
My girls had so much fun playing for an hour straight and earned so many tickets that they were able to cash in for great prizes. This Chuck E Cheese’s location has so many modern games including some that are lower to the ground for the younger crowd. They also have some of our older favorites like Skeeball and Space Invadors!
The new remodel also includes a fun Birthday Zone featuring seating options for larger groups.
If you’re interested in learning more about the new Chuck E. Cheese’s remodel and visiting the Stockton location, visit www.chuckecheese.com.