Five children/kids have reportedly gone missing from the restaurant company Chuck E. Cheese. The news has stirred the Internet after CEE Entertainment, Chuck E’s parent company filed for bankruptcy on June 26, citing the “financial strain” of mass shut-down of restaurants amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The company stated that it would continue operating other family-oriented restaurants like Peter Piper Pizza chain, etc. Read details of Chuck E. Cheese 5 kids gone missing from the diner.
5 Children Gone Missing From Chuck E. Cheese – Truth or Hoax
The “5 Children Missing” news is just a hoax. Nobody has gone missing. It all started on June 27 when a series of tweets popped up on Twitter claiming that five children have gone missing from Chuck E. Cheese and a man has witnessed movements from CEC’s animatronics.
fnaf will be real in 48 hours pic.twitter.com/JJZhBqaVIz
— Diamonzia (@Diamonzia) June 28, 2020
The rumor was caused by a re-constructed title from a USA Today blog, which said “5 Children Have Gone Missing inside a Chuck E. Cheese. Parents report smells coming…” Notice the full stop after Cheese(.); no company writes it that way. It signifies that the person who wrote it did not know much English or grammar.
Whereas the original article is titled “Chuck E. Cheese parent company to close 34 locations permanently: Is your location on the store closings list?”. Take a look below.
Another rumor is that a night shift worker at Chuck E. Cheese claimed to have witnessed odd movements and strange odours from the company’s iconic animatronics placed outside its headquarters in Irving, TX. The title read, “night shift workers at chuck e cheese claim strange movement from animatronics during post hours.”
This is probably the work of an FNaF fan. Five Nights At Freddy’s (FNaF) is a Horror video game featuring five kids who get killed and stuffed into an animatronic suit, Freddy Fazbear’s. The horror mascot bear spies the pizzeria at night haunting children and security guards.
Conclusion: The whole story is built around the video game and it has no resemblance to reality whatsoever. Chuck E. Cheese 5 children missing or have gone missing is just a HOAX.
5 Children Missing Chuck E. Cheese – Twitter Reaction
Sadly many people have already believed that five kids are missing in Chuck E. Cheese. Take a look at people’s reaction to the hoax.
A couple years ago
A guy got in prison for killing a child in Chuck E. Cheese
2 years ago he killed other children and he got arrested
ARE WE SURE HE ISN’T THE PERSON WHO GOT THE 5 CHILDREN “MISSING” YESTERDAY-?
— Nada The Nothing. (@GloryLikesPizza) June 28, 2020
I JUST SAW A TWEET WITH ARTICLES ABT 5 CHILDREN AND A WORKER FOUND DEAD AT CHUCK E CHEESE AND STRANGE MOVEMENTS COMING FRM THE ANIMATRONICS DURING CLOSED HOURS WTF IS UP WITH 2020
— 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣 ☾ kyuwook au 📌 ᵇˡᵐ (@im_jaebong) June 28, 2020
any humour I get from this is gone when I realise that there are 5 dead children somewhere in this chuck e cheese https://t.co/hijwLA7fIB
— Mr Bojangles🏴💐 (@hugecockgeezer) June 28, 2020
Chuck E. Cheese Closing Down Due To Bankruptcy
On late Wednesday, Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company CEC filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and permanently closed the 34 locations that were opened during the pandemic.
As of June 25, CEC had opened 266 Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, which are about half of the 555 businesses owned by the company in 186 locations reaching as many as 47 states & 16 countries worldwide. CEC said that the already opened restaurants would resume offering dine-in, delivery services, and host birthday parties as well. In the meantime, several other locations will be opened soon. And no Chuck E. Cheese 5 Children Missing, it was just a hoax.
The pandemic has proven deadly for other businesses, too, as 722 companies in the US asked for bankruptcy protection in May alone, an exponential increase of 48% from last year. The coronavirus outbreak has restricted companies from doing their usual business – a possible reason for the rise in bankruptcy fillings.
Chuck E. Cheese parent CEC said that “prolonged, COVID-19 related venue closures” is the prime reason for pushing the brand into insolvency.
“The Chapter 11 process will allow us to strengthen our financial structure as we recover from what has undoubtedly been the most challenging event in our company’s history and get back to the business of delivering memories, entertainment and pizzas for another 40 years and beyond,” David McKillips, the Chief Executive of CEC, stated.
CCE operates an additional 186 franchisee-owned restaurants under different legal and financial structures that are not filed for bankruptcy.
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