How to Open a Chuck E Cheese Franchise

The Chuck E. Cheese franchise offers many exciting benefits to franchise owners as it is not only a well-established company in a profitable market but also one that takes good care of its franchise family all throughout the operation.

Chuck E. Cheeses follows a family entertainment concept that first appeared in 1977 in San Jose.

It has since made its mark in the food industry not only among kids but among adults alike. Formerly known as Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre, and Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza, the restaurant is considered the first of its kind as it caters to various people from all walks of life and not just the children as it was originally intended. The company has since developed into the ideal family setting with good food and an enjoyable atmosphere that is fully equipped with arcade games, vending games, an Animatronics, and several other divisions of family fun and entertainment depending on what the boss opening and low to plan accordingly. Because of its continued success in the market, it has decided to open its doors to the franchising world and give other people a chance to experience the benefits that are from a Chuck E. Cheeses

The franchise currently has around 470 company-owned locations in the US and Canada today and is continually looking for new franchise owners nationwide. The company is known for having low turnover rates which are ideal for the franchise owner as he or she can gain more revenue from owning the franchise. With new locations opening every year the name and credibility of the company continue to grow therefore making the target market readily available upon operation of your establishment. There are no late nights at Chuck E Cheeses and it is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, giving employees the well-deserved rest and opportunity to spend quality time with their loved ones. Dedicated to high standards and development, there exist advanced opportunities for every franchise owner as he or she pushes the company to success. With the proven track record of upward mobility, the franchise owner is guaranteed to immediately gain back the invested capital in no time. It is an equal opportunity employer with proven financial stability, a comprehensive benefits package, drug-free workplace with a fun, family-oriented work environment.

The total cost to open a Chuck E Cheeses Franchise is around $1,171,500 to $1,834,500 and you can initially buy the franchise for no money down. Key terms in the franchise such as cross-default provisions, arbitration clause, personal guarantee, and default cure periods, non-compete agreement, and favorable valuations for a corporate buyout may be negotiated as well as lower royalties during startup. You can also purchase multiple franchises for a discounted franchise fee, receive lower advertising fees, know when the franchise breaks even, and to top it all off your personal assets including the home will be safe if ever failure in your business or establishment occurs.


  • Rodney Suggs said on October 14, 2010
    i want to open a chuck e cheese franchise in Douglas ga 31535
  • travis smith said on October 19, 2010
    i would like to open a buisness on the south side of warner robins ga 31088
  • scott mallory said on December 14, 2010
    I would like to open a Chucky Cheese in Columbus Ohio
  • Lisa Parker said on December 30, 2010
    I would like to open a chuck e cheese franchise in Meridian Mississippi
  • Doug Williams said on January 8, 2011
    I want to open a chucky cheese franchise in st john's newfoundland.
  • Shonlequa Jones said on January 12, 2011
    I want to open a chuck e cheese franchise in Danville Va
  • Doug Nunn said on January 13, 2011
    I believe Chuck E. Cheese would do great and be very profitable in Folsom Ca. I would love to open one in this town.
  • Rhonda Birchill said on January 19, 2011
    I'm looking to open a 'Chuck E Cheese' in Quakertown Pa. We had a huge boom in families over the past 8 years, and there is not one family oriented business in the area.
  • Gary Watch said on February 1, 2011
    I would love to open a Chuck E Cheese in Baytown Tx
  • Stephanie said on February 5, 2011
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in Richmond Tx
  • Alberta Descartes said on February 10, 2011
    I would like to open a Chuck E. Cheese in the U.S Virgin Islands. There is not one family oriented business in the islands.
  • otman alaoui said on February 17, 2011
    i would love to open chuck E cheese in richmond ,in 47374 there is nothing for the kids to do in here.i want to change that.
  • Katherine said on February 18, 2011
    I'm interested in opening a Chuck E. Cheese near Damariscotta, ME
  • ZEIN SERHAN said on March 25, 2011
    I'm interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in Windsor, Ont, Canada or Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Lisa guerra said on March 30, 2011
    Growing military town, closest chuck e cheese about 70 miles away. Watertown NY 13601
  • Barry Bartholomew said on April 16, 2011
    I'm interested in investing in the opening of a Chuck E.Cheese in Meridian, Ms (USA). Thank you.
  • Carolina Fernandez said on April 24, 2011
    we recently bought a house in a new community and our closest chuck e cheese is about 25 miles away, We would love to open a chuck e cheese here in Beaumont, CA
  • ANURADHA RAJGURU said on May 3, 2011
    We are based in India , Karnataka state , Bangalore city.we are very much interested in starting chuck e cheeses in india. thank you
  • Charlene McDonald said on May 30, 2011
    I am interested in opening a Chucky E. Cheese in Costa Rica, general area od Quapose, Barrita, etc. growth area thriving with heavy tourism, eco-theme park in the plans, huge marina friendly people, huge family vacation and residential area.
  • Latisha Harvey said on June 22, 2011
    Hello, I am interested in opening a Chuck E. Cheese in Champaign-Urbana, IL. I do understand that this may be a small town, but the demand is so high for something like this its ridiculous. Champaign is a college town with nothing but students and children with nothing entertaining to do. I believe that opening a Chuck E. Cheese in Champaign would not only be one of the best moves your company can ever make, it will also be a smart one. Pls contact me to let me know if my dream is possible. Thank you
  • Mary Smith said on June 23, 2011
    I would like to open a Chuck e cheese n Louisville,Ms. or Jackson, Ms I grew up there and their wasn't any things for children to do. Opening a Chuck e Cheese there will bring jobs as well help unemployment today. I have over 15 years Sale Specialist and Management experience with Corporations. I feel this a great opportunity for you to expand your business and it surely will be a great one for me. I hope you consider my business ides. Thank !
  • Detria S. Critchlow said on June 26, 2011
    My husband and I would like to open a Chuck E Cheeses in Summerville SC..... We have the Perfect Location and business would be flamming....
  • cy young said on July 12, 2011
    interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in Sandusky, Ohio....Home of Cedar Point (amusement park)....My children and I have to drive at least 40 miles to the nearest location and KNOW that this town would be a GREAT location for your company!!!!
  • Jason Spear said on August 3, 2011
    I want to open up a Chuck E Cheese in Southeast Alaska.
  • Jeremy Devins said on August 6, 2011
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in Plattsburgh New York. There is nothing here in our growing city the kids to do. I thinks this would be great location for your business....
  • The George Family said on August 8, 2011
    We're from Peachtree City, GA., USA. This city was recently voted "Most Patriotic City" and was voted the #8 best city out of 100 to live by a popular magazine. This place is bustling with golf carts and has over 80 miles of cart path connecting the whole city. Needless to say, we are a family oriented city with few options for child entertainment. We cant figure out why there is no Chuck E. Cheese in our community yet! This is the perfect location!
  • Mayra Lopez said on August 16, 2011
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese franchise in Mayaguez or Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
  • Jason Rich said on August 31, 2011
    Pocatello, ID. I was interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese here in Pocatello. Population of Pocatello is around 52,000. We also have many surrounding cities who would definitely commute to visit a Chuck E Cheese. I think Pocatello would be a great place to start a Chuck E Cheese. It would be profitable along with giving families somewhere fun to visit. Respectfully, Jason S Rich 208-240-5817
  • Mike Scalise said on September 12, 2011
    I would like some info on how to open and run a Chuck E Cheese in Boone, N.C.? There is nothing for these kids to do up here in the winter time. The closest Chuck E Cheese is over an hour away.
  • Chris Erhad said on September 27, 2011
    Elmira, NY USA My friends and Family love Chuck E Cheese would love to see one in Elmira NY.. I am interested in a Franchise
  • Lynne Andrews said on October 4, 2011
    I am interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in Greenville, NC. It is the college town of East Carolina University! It would be a booming success!
  • Gayla Luke said on October 6, 2011
    I am interested in opening a Chuck E. Cheese in Paris, TN. There is absolutely nothing here for children and I believe such a business in this area would not only succeed but would exceed all exceptions.
  • Marynell Connor said on November 5, 2011
    I am interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in Anguilla, British West Indies. There is no family oriented business here and i think this would be a great success!~
  • son jarvis said on November 7, 2011
    I am interested in open a Chuck E Cheese in Columbus , GA. A city under development. It would be a great success.
  • T.Ellison said on November 8, 2011
    I would like some info on opening a Chuck E Cheese in Hinesville, Ga. This is a Military town with a huge population of children.
  • Nayan Mitra said on November 13, 2011
    I would like some info on opening a Chuck E Cheese in Mechanicsburg, PA.
  • Brittany Matava and Travis Cass said on November 17, 2011
    We would love to open a chuck e cheese in valdosta georgia for the kids because their is not much to do here and we here from a lot of parents that they want one. It ill help them stay out of trouble and to have fun. the place we picked already has a building built so We are ready to get started If you give us the chance.
  • James Young said on November 21, 2011
    I am eager to open a chucky cheese here in Cassper, Wyoming. It's a city of course and probably not as country as you might think. It's a city of 65,000. When it comes to children or family entertainment there not much to offer. I can't imagine the success of Chucky Cheese in Casper.(307)337-7208
  • R. Jaworski said on November 24, 2011
    I am looking into starting a Chuck E Cheese in Kelowna, BC. The closest Chuck E Cheese to us is 4 hours away.. This is a family community which puts our children first and I think this company would thrive.
  • roderick haslip said on January 16, 2012
    Niagara Falls, NY Niagara County. I'm looking to open Chuck E cheese. I live in one of the 7 Great Wonders of The World there is a huge market here for this type of business .I also know thousands of people and most of them have kids,Nigara Falls is ready for this type of business and I'm ready to be the man to bring it to this city. And the closest chuck e cheese is about 20 to 25 miles from here
  • Calvin Robinson said on January 22, 2012
    I am looking to opening up a Chuck E Chesse in Chicago IL! I have a great vacant location in mind and I am ready to move forward!!
  • maria xavier said on January 28, 2012
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in London Ontario Canada. Please contact me!!
  • Christa Reed said on January 31, 2012
    I would like to start a CEC franchise in the St. Clairsville, Oh area. Please send me info to guide me in the right direction. Thanks so much!
  • LANA said on February 19, 2012
    I am interested in opening Chuck E Cheese in brooklyn, NY where is the biggest kids population looking for "best party ever" (like my son said after his birthday party in CEC). In brooklyn we already have this place, but location is very inconvenient for many of us. I have a great idea about perfect place to establish CEC. Please contact me, Sincerely, Lana.
  • Kasandra wood said on February 25, 2012
    We would like to open a chuck e cheese franchise between jackson and cape girardeau missouri. Perfect location off interstate about 2 hours out of st Louis.
  • Tim Peltier said on March 1, 2012
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in Loganville GA.
  • Susan said on March 4, 2012
    please send me info on opening a chuck e cheese in NYC NY.
  • Tammy Beaty said on March 4, 2012
    Troy, Ohio. We must open up a Chuck e Cheese in our growing town. The closest one is at least 40 miles away and I know local people who drive that far for the fun and exciting time there. I am so excited to find out more information on your business.
  • Phillip Whitthorne said on March 6, 2012
    Ardmore, ok....I'm looking for ideas to open a business up locally, ardmore is a pretty decent sized town and i believe it will be successful here. There are also the surrounding communities and towns that the business would benefit from. I also think that this business would stay steady and help the community.
  • Mathew hack said on March 7, 2012
    Sarver, pa or cranberry two, pa would be the most ideal place for a cec. Please send me info
  • Mahmoud said on March 7, 2012
    I would like to open a chuck E cheese in London Ontario .
  • Quincy Hubbard said on March 10, 2012
    I would like to open and start a Chuck E Cheese franchise in Lynchburg Virginia. Born an raised in the area growing up, we used to have a Showbiz where we as kids had something to look forward to have fun. Its been over 20 plus years and the closest Chuck E Cheese is an hour away. This area puts our kids first and think this opportunity would be perfect for an CEC venture.
  • david chung said on March 19, 2012
    Please send me info on opening a chuck e cheese in north NJ. We own 45,000 sf building.
  • Sonia Wadhwa said on March 26, 2012
    I would like to start Chuck e Cheese in Delhi India please let me know what is the procedure and how much would it cost
  • Darrin L. Morseman said on April 2, 2012
    I have kids and they ask about Chuck E Cheese all the time! the closest one is an Hour away, but we have retail popping up here in Big Flats,NY! Kids everywhere this would be an ideal location,it has grown so big in the last year!It would be a dream to open one!
  • helder said on April 15, 2012
    Hello I visit your chuck e cheese locations once a week every week throughout southwestern ontario I am very interested in opening one in london ontario and believe that it would work out very well can you send me information thank you
  • DIANE BELL said on April 28, 2012
  • Jeannette mendez said on April 28, 2012
    I would love to open a chuck e cheese I. Holyoke, Ma 01040. I have previous managerial experience and I'm currently going to school for culinary arts. The revenue that a chuck e cheese restaurant in this town could produce would be unthinkable. The population in this town its young. Can u please send me more info.thanks
  • Sereda Mills said on April 30, 2012
    i'm interested in opening a Chuck e cheese in Harrisonburg Va please send info
  • Mike Mixon said on May 4, 2012
    Chuck E Cheese would do fantastic in Mount Pleasant SC. There are no kid oriented fun places to go. This is a high income area that would support this type of business.
  • D. Riley said on May 6, 2012
    I'm interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in Stone Mountain, GA
  • Artur nika said on May 19, 2012
    I own a restaurant in cass city mi . I know a great place for a chuck e cheese . There no place for my boys to go play. One hrs drive to chuck e cheese from cass city . I know that this is a great place to open. Call me 1586 879 7519 I work in restaurant 25 years.
  • Nicole S said on May 26, 2012
    I want to open up a chuck e cheese in Bluffton, SC. This a very high income area and a lot of tourist comes here from all cross the world 15 minutes away from Hilton Head SC. Please contact me @ 843 540 5261
  • Norma Bryant said on June 8, 2012
    We are interested in opening a Chuck E Cheese in our building or leasing our building to someone who already has a franchise. The location is in a very convenient location of North Myrtle Beach, SC. I have no doubt this would be a success. Please contact me anytime.
  • lakhbir said on June 9, 2012
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in London Ontario Canada.Good location
  • mz.sasha t said on June 17, 2012
    i would love to open up a chuck e cheese in tifton ga. because there is no place for kids in this area to go and have fun at and if they did we would have to drive almost an hour to do so...i know for a fact that bringing a chuck e cheese to tifton ga. would rack in money and also please the parents and most of all the kids because they have a place to go to without making a long car ride to get their...please please contact asap anytime...thanks in advance...
  • David Jakubowski said on June 20, 2012
    I would like to open a chuck e cheese in niagara falls ny .I am a 31 year old male that is in the military i am currently overseas I'm looking to open 1 with in a year I know it is a prime location because there is nothing for children in the falls .i am serious about this so please send me info to my e mail I could set up something to make a call if need be . Thank you Spc jakubowski David
  • Mohamed said on July 3, 2012
    Hi, I am from India and would like to franchise for India. Kindly email me possibilities as i see you are in other countries too. Regards Mohamed +919884443307
  • sharli said said on July 6, 2012
    i have location in dearborn , mi please send me information .how to call or email to open a chuck e cheese
  • Kajol said on July 13, 2012
    Hi, while India has already got its position strong in almost every field, i wonder why Chuck E. Cheese is not able to find its future there. I am sure people in India will love this concept and so would be interested to know about the details and requirements that is needed to establish CEC in india.
  • drake said on July 29, 2012
    I have. been trying to find a business to open for a few years , little did I know that the answer was staring me in the face .. I drive 45 mins every weekend from Keller Texas to grapevine texas ... I have a location in mind so all the. people from the suburbs can go to a close location. if anyone would like to be a partner please contact me thank you
  • Martin hudak said on August 12, 2012
    I live in sw Florida and the only c.c. Is in ft myers area, which is 45 min to one hour away, I feel with the growth in the Naples area, and the need for children and young adults to have a place to go and celebrate there birthdays and special days, would be a great business decision . I own a medical equipment business in the area for over 20 years and know what it takes to be successful .
  • Cheryl Walker said on August 14, 2012
    I would love to open a Chuck E Cheese in Watertown NY, 13601..The closest Chuck E Cheese is in Syracuse ny, 70 miles away..This is a growing military town with lots of things for adults but nothing for children and families.
  • Michelle brenton said on August 17, 2012
    Would love to open one near interstate 10 in Irvington Alabama .
  • Marlon Lawrie said on August 19, 2012
    I would like to open a chuck e cheese on the island of st. Maarten Dutch Caribbean!
  • robert campbell said on September 1, 2012
    I would like to establish a Chuck and Cheese in Palm Coast, Florida. Any information that might assist me in this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.
  • eric carney said on September 19, 2012
    hello, hawaii nothing says fun like parents, grandparnets and kids at chuck E Cheese even if you have to fly from the mainland just to escape cold freezing weather wanting to reunite with youth. there is plenty of space available and i can find the spot .it will be the best place in town to let them run wild for awhile and have a birthday party!!. my 3 cornell business degrees are going to get a work out unless i am able to start having alot more fun i'll supply all the little pizza pleasure seeking partners u supply the franchise
  • connie wong said on September 20, 2012
    i would like to open one in malaysia kuala lumpur & and ipoh... because there is no place for kids in this area to go and have fun ....i think this is a good concept for kids and adults yet can have birthday party-food! hoping you can contact me soon! thx very much
  • John said on September 22, 2012
    I would like some more information about opening a Chuck E. Cheese in New Port Richey, FL. It would be great to understand starting costs, revenue projects, operational costs. I know there are a few already in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete, so I assume those are relatively successful. Thanks. John
  • Ernest said on October 5, 2012
    I would like to establish a Chuck E Cheese in Orangeburg, SC. New water park and YMCA. Large pop. Any information to assist in business endeavor would be appreciated
  • Assumpta Eromosele said on October 7, 2012
    I would love to open a chuck e cheese franchise in Lagos Nigeria. I am already into kids party and entertainment, I know that if chuck e cheese came into Lagos, it would be one of the fastest growing franchise as quite a lot of our kids have been to different chuck e cheese around the world and would love to have one in Lagos. I would appreciate a reply on how to proceed. Thanks
  • Gwendi Rietz said on October 15, 2012
    Casper WY would support a very healthy Chuck E Cheese franchise. Wyoming does not have a Chuck E Cheese and Casper (population 56,000) is centrally located in the middle of the state. Casper continues to grow, but like all the previous postings... Casper has nothing for kid entertainment let alone family entertainment. There are very little for things the family can do at a one stop shop. Please consider Casper for a franchise. I would be interested in investing and managing a store- I have many years of management and customer service experience. Please consider me and Casper WY for a franchise. Please contact me by email for further information..
  • Brandee said on November 4, 2012
    I am looking at opening a chucky cheese in our area. The closest one is about 5.5 hours away. There is nothing for young children to do in this community! Please email me with any instructions I may need to do so. Thanks
  • Evelyn said on November 5, 2012
    I am looking at the possibility of opening a Chuck E Cheese where I live at in Punta Gorda, FL. The closest one is about 45 mins to an hour away and my husband and I would love to open something family oriented in our city. I looked on the Chuck E Cheese website for franchising and they have specific cities and states picked out, but nothing in FL at all. so I am not sure if they are determining where they want to build or if there just needs to be a huge demands.
  • Vivek said on November 10, 2012
    Is Chuck E Cheese looking to expand in India? Would like to know if its possible to open one in Chennai, India? Please mail details on how to proceed if possible.
  • Shuntila Gulley said on November 13, 2012
    I would love to get more information on opening a Chuck E Cheese in Fairfield, Al. Will you please send me more information about the franchise
  • Rounak said on November 17, 2012
    I am from hyd,India and very much interested in opening a chuckee cheese franchise in India .if u all could please email me the details that would be great.
  • LaVonda said on November 20, 2012
    I would love to re-open up one in Myrtle Beach, SC. There is not a kid friendly place in this area for birthday parties especially in the winter. Would you please send me more information about the franchise.
  • Carly said on November 24, 2012
    Who do you contact to start the process? What is the credit score requirement?
  • Leo Garzon said on November 25, 2012
    The area where i'm From there's only a couple of Chuck E Cheese they are always packed, you have to sometimes literally wait in line with your kids to play any of the games and also sometimes they are broken because of the massive amounts of kids at that particular CEC Location. i'm very interested in knowing more and open a New CEC place here in NJ. please contact me.
  • Amy said on December 11, 2012
    I'm interested in opening a chuck e cheese in Easton MD (USA). There is nothing for kids to do in this area. Our closest chuck e cheese is over 50 miles away. Please contact me if you can help me help my community by giving our children a fun, safe place to spend their time!
  • Therese said on December 11, 2012
    I live in owensboro ky a town of 80 to 100 thousand people and growing. I would love to start a chuckie cheese here it would be very good place to have and the kids would truly love it. We are going through a baby boom so if you can help let me. No please thank u
  • RICK PALAZZO said on December 16, 2012
  • Ritchie Glenn said on December 20, 2012
    My name is Ritchie Glenn I live in Champaign Illinois we have one of the largest Big Ten colleges in the country and I think this would be a really good attraction for the children and a good break for the parents in this town. And for the visitors it will give them a place to take their children while visiting the college or attending a game. This will also be a great benefit for the community. I am really interested in this franchise.
  • Ray Petty said on January 13, 2013
    We had one in Tuscaloosa Al but was destroyed by tornado in 2011 I would like to open a new one..
  • Marcus Lewis said on January 15, 2013
    I would like to open a Chuck E Cheese in Thomasville, AL and Meridian, Ms. Please contact me!
  • farzana naiyer said on January 31, 2013
    Hi, Every parent in this world want their kids to be happy and safe at the same time parents can also relax and enjoy free time with no worries of running after them. The concept is good and rewarding. I would really want to open a franchise in Delhi , India. I know kids will love and parents also. Please let me know what are the basic requirements so that we can proceed further asap.
  • shawn lee said on February 2, 2013
    I would love to start a chucky cheese business in Montego Bay Jamaica there is absolutely nothing here for kids and I think it would be really great to start one
  • amien radwan said on February 3, 2013
    i am in orlando florida and i am interested in this franchise and would like to have more information of cost and how to get started
  • Sonae Nelson-Pemberton said on February 16, 2013
    I am interested in opening a store in Palm Coast, Florida. This area needs some family friendly entertainment.


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