Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I recently was given the opportunity to do a review for Chuck-E-Cheese. I was quite happy because my children (more specifically my five year old) have become aware of its existence. I love PBS for the fact that there are no commercials, but Chuck-E-Cheese is a proud sponsor...so as a parent you get where I'm going with that. The purpose of the review was to test out there new pizza recipe. Now, anyone that has been there growing up might remember the pizza and its not being the best out there. I personally didn't really remember, but my husband said that right off the bat when I told him about this review opportunity. Honestly though, is anyone really going there for the pizza, LOL? So I went actually with a different perspective, not really remembering what the pizza tasted like before. Of course I brought my husband because he remembered. First off let me say that I was quite impressed with the place. I haven't been in forever, and we did go during the week, but it was amazingly clean, the games were great and I loved that there was a good selection for my kids, who are 3 and 5. I was expecting them to have maybe one or two options. The staff was great, and checked on us through out our visit. Two thumbs up on overall experience.
Now on to the pizza. It was a thin crust, which I'm not generally fond on, and it was actually good. I mean, its not a pizza place so I think the experience that you would have at a place that is exclusively serving you pizza, as a restaurant, will be different. I did love the sauce. Great spices. It was by far then something that I'd just get at a Sam's Club, or in the frozen section at the grocery store. It wasn't super greasy, the pizza wasn't chewy and the pepperoni wasn't rubbery or extremely spices. My husband could actually tell a marked difference between what it was before and what it was now.
All in all I was thoroughly impressed with everything. The food, the drinks, the staff, the games, the overall appearance of the place. Two things, from a mom's perspective that I also loved was A) the bathrooms had little toilets and little sinks and handles on the doors low and B) if my kids were like 5 away from a higher number for the tickets they rounded it up so that all the tickets could be used and I wasn't stuck with random tickets and the kids not being able to use them. We spent several hours there and are already planning our return trip back. It was a great place and I definitely would consider having a birthday there and just going as a family!!
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