San Antonio Chuck E. Cheese locations have reopened for dine-in, games
San Antonio Chuck E. Cheese locations are back open for dine-in and games.
The national chain known for kid's birthday parties, pizza, games and the giant mouse mascot began the reopening process this week. All four San Antonio locations are open for dine-in and games, but parties will have to be reserved outside of normal business hours, according to the website.
Chuck E. Cheese is opening with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Temperatures will be taken and guests with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter. Face coverings are "strongly encouraged and required where applicable." Guests will sanitize their hands upon entry and will be asked to use the sanitation stations often. The traditional hand stamps used to check in younger guests will be replaced by a "kid check selfie."
In the restaurant portion of the locations, guests should expect booths and tables to be spaced out. Pre-packaged salads will be offered in lieu of the salad bar, which will not be available for the "near term," the website says.
The gaming area will also have some changes. Some games and character experiences will not be available. Multi-player games may be limited to a solo player.
According to the Chuck E. Cheese website, the games, restrooms and dining rooms will be sanitized every 30 minutes.
The reopenings come on the heels of news that the staple of American childhoods is on the brink of bankruptcy.
Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com | @maddyskye