CEC Entertainment. Inc. ("CEC"), headquartered in Irving, Texas, was originally incorporated under the name ShowBiz Pizza Place, Inc. In 1998, the company changed its name to CEC Entertainment, Inc. CEC is currently majority-owned and controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.
For more than 35 years, CEC Entertainment has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. As the award-winning, number-one, kid-friendly restaurant for millions of families across the world, the company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 580 Chuck E. Cheese's stores located in 47 states and 10 foreign countries or territories. Currently, 522 company (and then 58 franchise locations) locations in the United States and Canada are owned and operated by the Company. CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its franchises have the common goal of creating lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical and comic robotic entertainment, games, rides and play areas, as well as a variety of dining options including pizzas, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, a salad bar and desserts. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®.