CEC Entertainment, Inc. Expands International Footprint in Central America and Middle East
Franchisees to Open 25 New Chuck E. Cheese's Restaurants, Plus More on Horizon
DALLAS - Jan. 10, 2019 // PRNewswire // - CEC Entertainment, Inc., the leader in family dining and entertainment, announced today that it has signed development agreements with franchisees for 25 new Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants across Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, El Salvador and Bahrain.
The company has been actively growing its international franchise footprint and currently operates 65 Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants across 13 foreign countries and territories, with the biggest concentration in Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Over the coming months, the company will look to expand further by pursuing new development deals across other countries in the Middle East and Central America, as well as Asia and South America.
"It's an exciting time to join CEC internationally as the business is growing rapidly and driving great expansion results in new international markets," said Thomas Leverton, CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc. "I am pleased to welcome these franchise partners to the CEC family. With our momentum and more opportunities on the horizon, I look forward to working together to bring Chuck E. Cheese's to new areas of the world."
Earlier this year, CEC Entertainment appointed Arun Barnes as Senior Vice President of International Franchise to lead the expansion and development of franchise operations abroad. In his role, Barnes helps franchisees ramp up new operations and provides support across operations, marketing and culinary.
"Chuck E. Cheese's is an iconic brand that resonates strongly among kids and parents all around the world, and we're proud to bring the experience to more communities in 2019," said Barnes.
About CEC Entertainment, Inc.
CEC Entertainment is the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment with both its Chuck E. Cheese's and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants. As the place where a million happy birthdays are celebrated every year, Chuck E. Cheese's goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food, and play and is the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese's helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®. As a strong advocate for its local communities, Chuck E. Cheese's has donated more than $16 million to schools through its fundraising programs and supports its new national charity partner, Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of 607 Chuck E. Cheese's and 147 Peter Piper Pizza stores, with locations in 47 states and 13 foreign countries and territories. For more information, visit Chuck E. Cheese's or connect with us on social media.
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