I got an email last week asking me if I would like to try out the new pizza at Chuck E Cheese and give away a couple of free cards for other families to try it out as well. I thought back to when I was a kid and how Chuck E Cheese was an elusive magical land that we would go to for other people’s parties but not mine. Then I thought about what a nightmare it would be as a parent of a 5 and 3 year old, wading through the sea of germ infested kids operating at a volume just shy jet engine deafening. The reality had to be somewhere in between and I knew that the boys would love it so I seized the opportunity.
We went on Wednesday night to store #333 in the Couv. Not exactly int he neighborhood but close enough. It was no where near the mad house I had expected and we exchanged our card for a large pizza, 4 drinks, and 30 tokens. The boys set out exploring the space with Beautiful while I got us settled at a table. Wide eyed and nervous the boys took it all in before picking out the rides and games they wanted to play. Walking around the game area making sure everything worked and handling any token eating issues was Rosa. She was one of 4 girls working there that were fully engaged and excited to be there. The staff made a huge impression on us because they seemed to be having as much fun as the kids were. I know from working in the service industry that it’s hard to fake that for too long and I was thankful for their enthusiasm. When ever we had a token problem Rosa fixed it and she even dropped a token into a ride for Segundo when he was just sitting there watching his brother. There was strong feeling of being taken care of from the whole staff.
The place was clean and bright and well maintained. There was hand sanitizer, a great salad bar, and lots of single token age appropriate games for kids of all ages to enjoy. The new pizza was not bad either. You’re not coming to Chuck E Cheese for the best pizza you have ever had but I think they have done a great job of making the pizza and salad bar much better then it had been. Over all we had a great time and we were glad that we went midweek instead of on the weekend. If you live in the Portland area I would advise checking out Store #333 and taking advantage of the great people they have working there.
- 1 Large Pizza
- 4 Large Drinks
- 30 Game Tokens
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