Parent company CEC Entertainment has announced that it will temporarily suspend on-premise dining, entertainment and arcade rooms at all company-operated Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants as a safety precaution in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The closures will take immediate effect and will last until March 31, at which time the company says it will re-evaluate.
Both brands will remain open for carry-out orders and delivery via its third-party service partners.
Chuck E. Cheese will also debut new family packages for pick-up or delivery including two birthday party celebration packages that will enable guests to take home pizza, cake and goodie bags for at-home birthday celebrations. Peter Piper Pizza will offer family value bundles and birthday celebration packages available for carry-out.
The company has also made available resources for at-home play, including two Chuck E. Cheese game apps, available via the App Store, where kids can win virtual tickets to redeem when stores reopen.
CEC has pledged to refund or reschedule any parties already booked and the company’s CEO David McKillips has committed to donate his salary for the next three months to the company’s non-profit employee relief fund, CEC Cares, which provides grants to CEC employees in times of severe financial need.