Chuck E. Cheese restaurants have been popular spots for kids’ birthday parties for decades. These days, however, the restaurants are a pretty popular spot to throw up your dukes, too, as a series of large brawls between the adults accompanying children has given the chain a bit of a black eye in the PR department.

Just last week, two women were arrested following a brawl at a Chuck E. Cheese that involved more than 20 people. That same location has seen more than 80 emergency calls to 9-1-1 in less than two years.

A few weeks earlier, a fight broke out at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Commack, New York. In that case, a woman is seen fighting while holding a baby.

‘Despite our corporate and in-store staffs’ efforts to facilitate a friendly atmosphere, unfortunately an occasional altercation occurs with a very small percentage of those who visit our restaurants. And like kids’ soccer and baseball games across our country, typically the incidents are not with the kids, but regrettably the parents,’ the company said in a statement to HLN.

So what’s causing this spike in brawls? Several things, according to a Southern California-based psychologist with expertise in family and child issues.

‘The elements within the environment can stimulate aggressive, impulsive behaviors,’ Dr. Dean Leav, told HLN. Not to be underestimated, Leav said, is the indulgence of alcohol.

‘Situations that involve a group of excited people and alcohol can often lead to acts of violence. A classic example is the fights that frequently break out during baseball games,’ she said.

But Chuck E. Cheese hasn’t always been a place where fights routinely happen. According to the company, in its more than 35 years, there has been a relatively small amount of violence.

In 2012, 99.99% of approximately 65 million guest visits at Chuck E. Cheese’s occurred without incident and resulted in smiles,” the company said.

Leay said that witnessing these types of incidents can be harmful to children long-term.

‘Many adults have poor impulse control,’ he said. “They frequently fail to consider the consequences of their actions even when kids are present.’

He goes on to say that parents today aren’t like parents from prior generations, which could explain the increase in violence at places designed for children.

‘Many of these adults are ‘wired’ or have the predisposition to respond in such a maladaptive way,’ Leav said. ‘The kids, unfortunately, learn how to be impulsive themselves by observing the adults.’

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  • I last went to a Chuck E. Cheese almost 24 years ago for a young relative celebrating her birthday. It wasn’t dangerous, but there were a few trashy families of all races , with poor behaving kids. The behaving families helped offset it, but it was clear that Chuck E. Cheese would be erased from our list of places to take kids.
    Over the years, people who have married into the family might suggest going there, but we tell them absolutely not.

    • Ed_NY

      I have never been to a Chuck E. Cheese establishment. I’ll take your word that the food sucks and take that place off my bucket list.

    • borogirl54

      What is so special about Chuck E. Cheese other than they have staff dressed as cartoon characters?

      • Well, they have overpriced, awful food and groids start free-for-all melees there. Having to drink the beer they offer would make me want to pound someone, too.

        • They sell beer at a childrens theme restaurant?

          • me

            40oz Old English. (Just kidding–it’s plastic cup draft beer) Still, it’s not the beer that’s causing these incidents…

        • me

          Well, if you like that kind of entertainment, it can be amusing to watch TNB.

    • willbest

      DisneyQuest seemed to me like an attempt to tap in the upper middle class market for this sort of thing but it made two mistakes.

      1) It put the damn thing in downtown Chicago rather than in the North or Northwest suburbs.

      2) It was trying bridge too much of an age range.

      • I don’t know anything about DisneyQuest but ….. how about:

        Dave & Buster’s, 1030 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

        • borogirl54

          Dave &Buster’s is a good place with games for both children and adults.

          • Not in Chicago, it is as dark as the environment.

        • willbest

          I think I have only ever been there as a stop for bachelor parties and it seems to do a lot of business for that crowd much the way Gameworks.

          I have never been there during the day, though I can’t imagine parents throwing a party for their kids there. The sight lines are absolutely horrible. And do they have attendants at the doors to prevent kids from leaving?

    • Sick of it

      The food does suck, but my sister’s kids used to have a lot of fun there. Situations like in the video did not occur.

    • dukem1

      I went there a few times way back then, like you – when the kids were young.
      OK place for a birthday party, with someone else cleaning up.

      As I recall, a nice time was had by all, ‘tho the demographic change of the customers became ever more obvious…luckily, the kids outgrew it before it became the battle zone it is today.
      Gotta say, as I recall, I liked the pizza…and I like pizza.

  • Pelagian

    Yep … my wife and I noticed the demographic and behavioral trends about 10 years ago and stopped taking the kids there.

    Kids are more inclined to model bad behavior than good. Why would anyone commit the folly of spending thousands of man-hours raising kids one way, and then have it all undone in two hours .. for the sake of bad pizza?

    • Non Humans

      Flat Beer and Overpriced…well Everything!

      • dukem1

        We used to buy a pint of rum and dump it a pitcher of coke.

  • Almost all locales have nuisance bar laws. Why can’t the same laws just be amended to include all restaurants. When an owner or the company stands to lose their business license for the location, they will make sure this kind of stuff ends immediately.

    • Non Humans

      It’s a shame that the libtards have had such a longstanding stranglehold on our government and actively make decisions cont to common sense. Otherwise we could just ban the nonhumans from places like this, and many others, and the “Unexplainable” problems would be mysteriously solved!

    • evilsandmich

      They’ve tried to do that in downtown Cleveland on occassion, but unsurprisingly they’re always black clubs that show up on this radar and thus such laws are razzzist.

  • MekongDelta69

    “So what’s causing this spike in brawls?”

    “According to a Southern California-based psychologist with expertise in family and child issues, Dr. Dean Leav said…” [*Truth serum starts to take affect*] “…black people.”

    When Dr. Leav snapped out of his trance he reportedly said, “Oh No. Oh No. What did I say? I didn’t mean it. [Reading from $PLC / ACLU / NAACP Talking Points script] I sincerely apologize to all those I may have offended. I don’t believe a single thing I said. That wasn’t me who said it. Please tell me how I can grovel some more and make restitution for my undeserved white privilege and institutional racism. Please please accept my undying apologies – and OF COURSE, my large donations to fund all programs for ‘oppressed’ and ‘underserved’ ‘youfs of colored crayons’.”

    • Luca

      Did you say “black people”? Sort of an oxymoron, don’t you think?

    • Defiant White

      It’s not all blacks doing the brawling. But it is the toxic influence of blacks that has helped destroy our culture and THAT does lead to the brawling . . .

  • Non Humans

    Odd that there is no mention about which race (species) is responsible for all but 100% of these altercations in these usually benign amusement child’s center. Perhaps a case study should be opened to investigate the components of the atmosphere present in Chuck E. Cheeses’ and similar establishments that are arousing the inner savage in the nonhumans that patronize these places.
    It couldn’t just be that this is what happens when nonhumans congregate could it?

    • me

      It’s not called a ‘chimpout’ for nothing….

  • ncpride

    ‘Many adults have poor impulse control,’ he said. “They frequently fail to consider the consequences of their actions even when kids are present.’

    Oh, stop it. Many BLACK ‘adults’ have poor impulse control, and that’s a fact. But at least they got some of it right. The offspring of these ‘brawlers’ certainly grow up to behave just like their ‘parent’…..

  • IstvanIN

    I have never been to one but it has always been my understanding that Chuck E. Cheese was essentially “da club” for underage blacks. I mean, I wouldn’t go to a black bar or nightclub so why would I take my child to one of these?

  • [Guest]

    >>>…elements within the environment can stimulate aggressive, impulsive behaviors…

    No, elements within the genetic makeup of black people cause aggressive, impulsive behaviors.

  • Irishgirl

    “Elements within the environment”, “aggressive, impulsive behaviors”, “poor impulse control”, “fail to consider the consequences of their actions”, “wired”, “predisposition to respond in a maladaptive way” … oh, SO CLOSE, come on, you can say it!

    • baldowl

      Saying it without saying it doesn’t count anymore, does it?

    • me

      It’s that giant rat! It makes the Bantus crazy!

      • Reminds them of home?

    • JackKrak

      I’d like to ask this “doctor” what Mexican border town he studied in. Only someone with a Ph.D. could fail to see the obvious truth here.

      Btw – “Not to be underestimated, Leav said, is the indulgence of alcohol….”

      Since when does C.E.C. have a happy hour?

  • Spartacus

    “He goes on to say that parents today aren’t like parents from prior
    generations, which could explain the increase in violence at places
    designed for children.”


    Of course they’re not – they’re the NEW Americans, more culturally enriched than ever…

    • Dey be new skoo’. We are old-school.

      • me

        Bantus have skoo’? I thought they dropped out of high school when they reached the age of twenty….

    • Thor Bonham

      Yes in the words or Rachel Jeantel “this be new school “.. SMFH

  • Remember, Chuck E. Cheese stories are James Edwards’s turf. Must not diss TPC.

    “Why do so many American parents brawl at Chuck E. Cheese?”

    Because blacks like to go there.

    I was only taken there once, when this joint was known as Showbiz, when I was about 8 years old for my best friend’s (at the time) birthday party. Not only was the pizza not that good, there were too many screaming kids.

    There’s a relatively new and similar joint called Jump Zone, which the undertow is also starting to behave Bellcurvey in.

    • me

      Well, if they’d stop taking Food Stamp cards….

  • Defiant White

    This isn’t rocket science. If your brat is 6 then there’s a good chance that you are in your mid-20s. That means you grew up during the age of the (married) president of the United States diddling a jewish girl with a cigar in the White House . . . of rap . . . of MTV . . . of your own absentee parents working 2-3 jobs to pay for that Mc Mansion or Mc Trailer . . . of cell phones . . . Facebook . . . more blacks acting black on TV and movies . . . and lousy, heavily integrated (Ni**erized) public schools.

    That means there is a good chance that you Don’t know how to behave, Don’t have any real impulse control and Don’t know how to LEAD your own family. So if some other brat disses your brat or some other idiot parent disses you, why not punch him in the nose?

    • From an article on ACLU suing Highland Park School because none of the students can read:

      Michelle Johnson , 33, of Highland Park has five children in the district — ages 10, 12, 16, 18 and 19 — and said she’s an involved parent that visits the schools her children attend five days a week.

      33yo with a 18yo & a 19yo. I would guess she is a gramma too.

      • Johnny99

        Not to mention, 19 yrs. old and still in high school, no mention of daddy(ies), either.

      • Nick Gherz

        These “Jamal can’t read” stories are sickening.

        Cornelius might not join the team at NASA but if he applied himself I know he could learn to read, write & figure.

        Teachers can’t make someone give a phuck about scholastics.

      • evilsandmich

        I surprised that they even put that on there. A lot of Plain Dealer stories like that pull the ages so that people will be unable to ‘do the math’.

    • kjh64

      Chuck E. Cheese is the “ghetto” of kiddie places. It’s full of Blacks, Mexicans and the Whites that go there are often trashy. There are so many brawls because of the Blacks. Few middle class Whites, of any age, go there today.

      • me

        Why do you think a giant rat is their mascot? Gotta make the ghetto crowd feel at home.

      • evilsandmich

        When I was with my (well off) buddy out in Oregon they took their kid to some private-rental Chuck E.Cheese. There were no mascots and they didn’t make their own pizza (thank God), but they got to pick the crowd. With people like that pulling ot of Chuck E’s that leaves a more concentrated ‘flavor’.

  • Lewis33

    Looks like they found the one instance with white people causing trouble…I have seen pictures from ten different stories and they are always black. Somebody still plays where’s waldo…

    • me

      The Bantus were wearing those new cover-the-head Caucasoid masks in that one instance….

  • sbuffalonative

    Is that American parents or AFRICAN American parents?

    • IstvanIN


  • bigone4u

    The sprogs are getting a pass in this article. I’ll bet the sprogs start a bunch of junk too, but the crime statistics don’t show it. With blacks and Hispanics out of control now, is there any place safe any more? In south Texas, the Chuck E. Cheese is on the regular route for patrol cars because of the constant outbreaks of violence.

  • The Final Solution

    Did anyone see the black guy who called 911 because he was ‘disrespected’ when McDonald’s shorted him a burger? Listening to the call had me rolling on the floor laughing.

    • If he’d done that in Colorado Springs, he’d have been cited for misuse of the emergency number, and if he’d given CSPD any grief over the ticket, he’d have been arrested for disorderly conduct.

      • OlderWoman

        That is exactly what happened to the guy that Final Solution mentioned.

        • I’ve never seen the video, but I suppose I sure called that one right. At times like this, I wish I could be half my real age and know what I know today.

  • Funruffian

    This article ignores the obvious culprit, low-class ghetto people. The last time I went to the Cheese was in 2007 at my 6 year old daughter’s request. I had seen arguments erupt occasionally like a spat between a Chollo-type Mexican guy threatening to hit his girlfriend. I also was provoked by a Black guy who was with 2 other females and a baby in a car-seat. He thought I looked at him wrong when I was simply turning my head while waiting in line. This is the norm for the Cheese and I denounced ever walking into that establishment again.

    • When my daughter turned six, we got some good take-out food for the party, and held it at home. The swimming pool was open, so that saw a lot of use, and I bought rubber band-powered balsa wood airplanes and handed those out as party favors, which turned out to be a big hit. No waiting in line and no rif-raf.

      • me

        Yup. As long as a restaurant panders to minority thugs, they might as well kiss their White patrons goodbye, as well as their business. Same with a restaurant that hires Bantus as cooks and waiters. I’m allergic to Bantu spit.

        • The last McDonalds I was in, probably 2010, had all cooks in full view of the customers. I am not defending it, because I don’t eat garbage anymore, could have been because of the floor layout, but it wasn’t that way before. In the new layout the four cooks worked on two sides of a line that was positioned vertically to the horizontal counter.

          • I worked Subway for almost a year after returning home from federal prison, and the make-line was in full view of the customers. We were inspected by corporate people as well as the local health department, and corporate was stricter. Nine years later, I am still very impressed with Subway.

          • WR_the_realist

            Yes, subway is alright. And you can actually get a reasonably healthy meal there, unlike at most fast food restaurants.

  • baldowl

    Just so happens I have the day off tomorrow and have agreed to accompany my aunt and niece to their local Chuck E. Cheese for lunch and recreation.
    It’s in the mountains of Ellijay, Georgia, where there are no black people, and I expect to have a lovely time, if not an exceptional lunch.

    • evilsandmich

      I hear rumors of those kind of Cheese’s, but the one by us is not in an area even near black majority, but it operates like a bug trap sucking them into the area.

  • din_do_nuffins

    “Elements” means pervasive effects of a fundamentally racist nation that lets criminalized White privilege run amok to harm the beloved community of color.

  • logwarrior

    Just like Golden Corral, I stopped going when the demographics changed. Bummer too, because I really liked the yeast rolls at GC after church.

    • joesolargenius

      Mr. Logwarrior.
      I also enjoy the Golden Corral but have cut down going there to only once a month, this is because they are hiring mostly non whites to work in these places and I try to boycott any business that does not hire White People. The G C does still hire White Managers and some waitresses but not in their kitchens.

      • saxonsun

        Problem is soon we won’t have anywhere to go because non-white workers are everywhere.

        • evilsandmich

          Not the case at the local white dive by me. I like it much better than the Mexican place (which hires illegal Mexicans) and the Chinese place (which hires illegal…Mexicans) with which it shares the same parking lot.

      • evilsandmich

        The one by me was all whites when it was opened, and then a few years later, all Mexican. However, they must have been busted (or more likely reformed internally) as the last time I was there it was all black workers and the customers were a mish-mosh of races which were all type-2 diabetics.

  • Charles W.

    A related question with an identical answer would be “Why is there so much gun crime in America?”

    • me

      It’s the truth that must never be spoken. At least our ‘progressive’ nitwits think so.

  • IstvanIN

    Red Lobsta in NJ is a diverse hangout.

    • I think all Red Lobstas are if they aren’t in Whitopia.

  • Ella

    It seems lately any large brawl tends to be Blacks: weddings, street fights, beach tweet parties and so on. Unfortunately I also see a handful of grunge Whites who look strung out and eager to start fights with their bating comments at kiddie restaurants. I don’t have much hope for the younger White Americans who have come from broken homes and who just don’t blatantly care.

  • IKantunderstand

    Let’s be honest here: the problem with Chuck E. Cheese is the customer base it attracts. As White people, you should know better than to patronize a place like Chuck E. Cheese. Sad, because once upon a time, this would have been a fun place at which to celebrate a birthday. If we still had segregation, or better yet, our own country, this would never be a problem.

    • kjh64

      The only Whites that go to ghettoized places like Chuck E. Cheese are usually, not always, but usually White trash, sad to say.

  • White Mom in WDC

    All these food places with themes attract the groids. Best to not go.

    Where there is diversity, there is drama. Especially diversity of the chocolate flava

  • rightrightright

    Oh my goodness! Why does anyone go to such a place and why on earth take children there?

    • evilsandmich

      So that they can build up an immunity to the various pathogens there, I guess.

  • Thor Bonham

    Come on, well ALL know what the problem is, including the libtard Dr. Dean Leav.. He just wont admit it, because doing so would be, yes, you guessed it, racist ..

  • Rallys and Checkers are walk up and drive through only, but since Bellcurvius loves those establishments, you’ll find in the news that there are often violent crimes on their parking lots or behind them or even in front of their walk-up window.

  • joesolargenius

    The demographics of the neighborhood and whom the manager is plays an important part in determining the possibility of having a good time.

  • joesolargenius

    David not everybody has the ability to think for themselves and they therefore allow media propaganda and P C. thoughts to become theirs so they will fit in. An excellent example of this is in regards to Sports where many people will pretend to like the same Teams and Players as those around them so they will be socially acceptable even though young White children are being ganged up on in school and prevented from playing by those of a different Race than themselves.
    Sports should be boycotted by Whites whenever there are not sufficient White players allowed on the team.

    • Team sports should be boycotted by white spectators because we have better things to do, whether the players are white or not. This may be a hard pill for some to swallow. I’ve got a well-equipped machine shop in my basement and welding gear in the garage: I’d rather spend time with these than watch some doofs throw a ball around on the idiot box.

      • WR_the_realist

        An ex-con you may be, but your posts convince me that you have a better idea of how to live your life well than 95% of white people.

    • saxonsun

      For me, it was never possible to adopt pc ideas about non-whites when the reality was so jarringly apparent.

  • saxonsun

    I’m instinctively wary of blacks–always have been. I don’t get whites who aren’t. I think lots of whites simply lack the instinct.

  • saxonsun

    Yes, one mirrors the other

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  • MarcB1969

    The Daily Mail is slowly becoming the online newspaper of record. Lot’s of racially charged (read: black crime) stories that don’t seem fit for US news outlets make an appearance in a British tabloid.

  • Evette Coutier

    The only all white restaurants left are upscale restaurants at 50 plus a plate or white biker bars. The bikers don’t put up with them and they can’t afford four star restaurants. But for heaven’s sake avoid any inner city Dennys, White Castle, or any restaurant located on any Martin Luther King Jr. Street in any city.

    • My wife and I make ends meet, thanks to the fact that I paid off the mortgage back in 2004, but money’s always tight. We go out to eat only three times each year: on our birthdays and on our anniversary. This is always sushi, and almost always at the same place. Even if we were wealthy, we wouldn’t consider chain-store food. I usually make Sayaka’s lunch; eight months at Subway turned me into a damned fine sandwich-maker. She ‘s particularly fond of the reubens I make, using bacon instead of pastrami, with the sauerkraut treated with Korean kimchi seasoning. I was once asked by one of her co-workers if I could make lunches to sell, but I would need a caterer’s permit and health department inspections, and that’s too much fuss and bother.

      I used to like Denny’s and Perkins for the appetizer sampler with lots of coffee in the early morning hours, but I can make all that stuff at home, so why bother going out for it?

      • Evette Coutier

        If you start catering let me know. That Reuben sounds outstanding.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Well, they are little more than children in adult bodies, so this makes sense.

  • pcmustgo

    I’ve had incredibly awful experiences with black females. None violent though. That being said, I’ve had a few nasty incidents with asian, east indian and latina women too. As I’ve tried to tell Engelman, most racism is gender-based… Black women aren’t angry at white males.They’re angry at white women.

    • pcmustgo

      I don’t find all black women to be ugly though at all. There are plenty of attractive black women.

      • Iron Helm

        …but you’re a heterosexual woman, and I doubt you factored in personality.

    • Megapril

      They aren’t mad at white women so much as they are mad at their own men who seem to prefer big fat white women over their own…

  • pcmustgo

    I go to an ongoing community event about twice a month here in NYC. They wind up being about equal numbers of blacks, whites, latinos and asians. Many black members not only racially bully whites, latinos and asians but get into fist fights with each other, gossip loudly and without shame, fraudulently and randomly accuse whites of racism, etc. Just unbelievable their behavior. Like, “how low can you go”… f-ing unbelievable. Always black females creating the problems.