Folks, I have an absolute bombshell to drop on you about America’s most nostalgic pizza joint, Chuck E. Cheese. The pandemic has hit and forced us to be in our homes for months now, which also forced the great people at Chuck E. Cheese to dive deep into their playbook and make something happen as nobody will be showing up to their arcade anytime soon.
‘Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings,’ which sounds like a local joint, has been pumping out and delivering pizzas like there’s no tomorrow with a lot of families in need of an easy pizza night during their quarantine. The thing is though, this place just so happens to share kitchen space with Chuck E. Cheese but is insisting that they are not providing the same pizza as the mecca of children’s birthday parties.
A Chuck E. Cheese spokesperson reportedly told Food & Wine via email that “Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings, named after another favorite member of Munch’s Make Believe Band, shares a kitchen with Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, ensuring high quality, fresh ingredients. Pascually’s Pizza & Wings recipes use fresh, homemade pizza dough, just like Chuck E Cheese, but is a different pizza that features a thicker crust and extra sauce, giving consumers a more flavorful, more premium pizza experience.”
The name ‘Pasqually’ actually comes from ‘Pasqually P. Pieplate‘ who is the puppet drummer and pizza chef at Chuck E. Cheese. Now, Poor Pasqually is about to be the face of one of the greatest American scams of all time.
If my 27-year-old self just so happened to order a pizza that tasted anything like a Chuck E. Cheese pie, there are going to be some serious issues. Nothing against Chuck’s slice, but we all know it’s hard to have one without a couple arcade games and a rager of a kid’s birthday party going on. I find it hard to believe that Pasqually just came big dicking into that kitchen and refused to use the exact same ingredients as Chuck, although they claim it is a different sauce and crust.
I may have to order one now just for the hell of it, but ‘Pasqually’ is in for one hell of a media circus and I am sure there will be more to come of this.