The Edmond Sun

Business

May 23, 2014

Chuck E. Cheese opens third location

OKLA. CITY — Chuck E. Cheese’s has added a third location in Oklahoma City with the opening of its new site at 2241 W. Memorial Road.

The new store, which opened May 19, offers popular games including Sno Cross, Fruit Ninja, Guitar Hero and Power Drop as well as the NBA Hoops. It also features the Circle of Lights stage, a fully digital, screen-based package showcasing the updated Chuck E. Cheese rock star character voiced by Bowling for Soup’s front man, Jaret Reddick.

Sarah Chollar, public relations coordinator, said having the third Oklahoma City location near Quail Springs Mall was a strategic decision.

Thirty-one non-managerial cast members will be hired for the new 13,711-square-foot location.

“The selection of our new Quail Springs site was very much a strategic decision,” she said. “Our new location is right on the toll way and can pull traffic from both Edmond and Oklahoma City. Quail Springs is a growing suburban area with a vast amount of new retail space. We believe we are in the perfect location to accommodate the many young families in the area.”

Les Lehner, Chuck E. Cheese’s vice president of real estate, concurred.

“With the addition of this Chuck E. Cheese’s location, we are able to offer more opportunities for the whole community of Oklahoma City,” he said. “A new facility means more families can enjoy wholesome entertainment, but it also means jobs — and we love hiring local youth. These young people gain valuable skills in a fun environment. We’re happy to be a place for families and a place to start a career.”

There are more than 575 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores in 47 states and 10 foreign countries or territories.

As a strong advocate for its local communities and childhood education, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $10 million to schools through its fundraising programs and is a proud sponsor of like-minded organizations such as PBS KIDS.

“We look forward to contributing to schools in the area with our fundraising program and are hopeful that many members of the community will not only find employment, but also long-term careers with CEC Entertainment,” Chollar said.

Chuck E. Cheese’s new store will operate Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It joins two other area locations at 7601 S. Walker and 6817 Northwest Highway.

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