We are the World's Largest Family Entertainment Chain

Chuck E. Cheese’s Special Formula for Fun & Success

It’s been over 40 years since our founding and there’s a reason we’ve done so well. No, it’s not just because of our awesome games, delicious food, and iconic mascot. It’s because around the world, families make memories for life at Chuck E. Cheese’s.

Our business model has been carefully created to offer lasting bonding experiences. It’s a formula that works to spread joy while bringing in profits. We’re the largest kid-friendly entertainment chain with minimal global competition.


Over 40 Years of Proven Operating Success & Over 600 Locations

Chuck E. Cheese’s was founded in 1977 and has quickly risen to the top in family dining and entertainment. With over 600 locations around the world, there isn’t a better family fun center franchise around.

This is an industry that has undergone a rapid evolution, and Chuck E. Cheese’s is leading the way to serve new generations. We’re not just an arcade franchise – we’re a forward-thinking franchise of family fun centers that’s consistently raising the bar for new generations. Higher quality food for more health-conscious parents. New games that help foster important developmental skills. And seamless online experiences that makes event planning easier than ever for parents and school faculty.

All this adds up to an amazing restaurant franchise opportunity!

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International Franchising Opportunities

The growth of the brand is growing globally. We’re now opening indoor amusement franchises worldwide, including markets in Asia, South America, and the Middle-East. And yes, we’ve modified our concept to cater to local cultures and customs. 



You may be wondering, “are family entertainment centers profitable?” We’ve proved they work in America and across the world with over 1 million Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday parties thrown every year. We have an established formula that works. When you sign on with our kids party franchise, everything is already in place to offer success, including a world-class support team.

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Our Qualifications

To maintain our brand’s reputation, we ask that potential franchise owners meet the following:

  • Ability and willingness to open a minimum of three stores

  • Live in the country, knowledgeable of local regulations, real estate, and cultures

  • Passion for entertaining kids and families

  • Proven experience and success in operation restaurants, retail, and entertainment

  • Character and integrity

  • Capital to grow (minimum of $800,000 USD in liquid assets per store developed)

  • Franchisee-/Partner-minded

  • Existing organizational structure

Our History & Founding Story

Did you know Chuck E. Cheese’s was actually founded during the rise of video games? After co-founding the revolutionary video game company, Atari, Nolan Bushnell partnered with Gene Landum to found Chuck E. Cheese’s.


Their mission was simple, and perhaps best put by Brushell himself: “There’s a vanishingly small number of places where parents and children can have a fun night.” Combining pizza that could be made in just 20 minutes with a room full of family-friendly games, Chuck E. Cheese’s was born. In 1977, during their first year in business, the franchise opened 50 stores across the US. And the rest is history.

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