As one of America's oldest and final bastions of the pizza, arcade, and animatronic-variety-show trifecta, Chuck E. Cheese upholds an important entertainment legacy. Though their core philosophy and slogan, "Where a Kid Can Be a Kid," sounds like a simple-enough mantra to maintain, many years have passed since Atari inventor Nolan Bushnell opened the first location in San Jose.
Despite the ever-changing nature of entertainment consumption, Chuck E. Cheese has done nothing but flourish. Intrinsic to this continuing knack for capturing kids' imaginations is its incorporation of modern entertainment and adherence to the robotic act that got it started in the first place. Chuck, Jasper T. Jowls, and Helen Henny are all still there, suspending a new generation's disbelief in gargantuan singing animals. Their charms, though, have been bolstered for the appetites of modern kids with more immersive games, wilder rides, and sweeter prizes.
Skytubes traverse the ceilings as an oversize human Habitrail, offering fantastical escape for energetic kids above the lights and sounds of the arcade. Staples such as skee ball and hoops now stand alongside sense-saturating simulator rides and the latest video games. At many locations, even the variety show has been modernized for the digital era. In its place is an interactive experience dubbed Studio C, where, thanks to bluescreens and video cameras, kids get to jam with Mr. Cheese himself.
Craving pizza? Head on over to Orem's Pizzeria 712 for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist.
Pizzeria 712 is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu.
Pizzeria 712's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Pizzeria 712 — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Pizzeria 712's outdoor patio.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Pizzeria 712.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Pizzeria 712.
Pizzeria 712 tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Pizzeria 712 prides itself in its delicious catering.
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Pizzeria 712 for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Pizzeria 712, so plan your budget accordingly.
At Pizzeria 712, you can pay with any major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Carrabba's Italian Grill — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot.
Easy-to-please items run throughout the menu — pizza and pasta are big here — so everyone can find a familiar favorite.
For gluten-free dishes filled with flavor, head to Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Carrabba's Italian Grill has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
At Carrabba's Italian Grill, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
No need to dress up for a trip to Carrabba's Italian Grill — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
You can also grab your food to go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Carrabba's Italian Grill to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Carrabba's Italian Grill offers free parking just steps away from the door.
Meals at Carrabba's Italian Grill are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Terra Mia Ristorante — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot.
Terra Mia Ristorante is making food that everyone loves. Taking it back to the high-calorie basics.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Terra Mia Ristorante won't cost you a sitter.
Hop online in no time using Terra Mia Ristorante's free wifi.
Your group can sit comfortably at Terra Mia Ristorante, a local restaurant.
The patio tables outside of Terra Mia Ristorante are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Put the suit away when heading to Terra Mia Ristorante — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Terra Mia Ristorante will ensure that it is delicious.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Terra Mia Ristorante.
Chow down at Terra Mia Ristorante without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
At Terra Mia Ristorante, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Come for a tasty meal at California Pizza Kitchen that the whole family will love.
Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle.
California Pizza Kitchen's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
California Pizza Kitchen's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
The dress code at California Pizza Kitchen is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
California Pizza Kitchen's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
A mid-priced establishment, California Pizza Kitchen offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Orem's Papa John's Pizza offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Papa John's Pizza also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Papa John's Pizza will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a date at Papa John's Pizza.