If you didn't go to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese as a kid did you even have a childhood? I was always mildly terrified of the animatronic mice that would sing and dance but I would have to play it cool when I brought the kids I babysat for.

According to Boston.com, CEC Entertainment which is the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese declared bankruptcy earlier this week. Like so many other businesses, this is a direct effect of the Coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and entertainment businesses have probably been hit the hardest during all this. Even as we slowly evolve into this "new normal", I can see a lot of parents being skeptical about letting their kids go there. Just think about how many germs live in that ball pit!

The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in hopes to "strengthen their financial structure" and hope fully comeback from what has been hands down the most challenging time in their company's history. The article goes on to say that CEC has no plans to close any of the 612 Chuck E. Cheese locations so ours in Manchester, New Hampshire, will live to see another day!

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