Chuck E Cheese - peanuts now available

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 6:41am
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My 5-yr. old pa son LOVES to go to Chuck E Cheese's but we will not be able to go back anymore. Last week we sat in a booth, Alan went off to play, and my husband noticed a big picture of a Nutty Buddy on the side of a brand new ice cream vending machine!

I checked it out, and there were at least two items in the machine that kids were buying that have peanuts. I had to keep myself from freaking out since my son was crawling in the Sky Tubes. This place presented a small risk before (one we felt willing to take) but now the risk is exponentially larger.

"Chuck E. Cheese" was printed on the side of the machine and pictures too. So, this has probably been added to many (or all?) restaurants nationwide. Heads up!!!

I wonder if anyone at headquarters would reconsider? What if a parent brings their child there without knowing the child has pa yet (maybe under 2 years old) and finds out the hard way? What if a reaction occurs while the child is in the sky tubes????? Scary...

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 12:18pm
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Colleen-
Thanks for posting this! My son absolutely loves to go there! I will probably still let my son go every once in awhile (I mean maybe 2 times a year) and may go in the morning so that, hopefully, they will have cleaned very good the night before. Although, I read an email someone mailed me about a playland at McDonalds where a child got stuck by a needle that was in the ballpit. When the police investigated they said there was a ton of food, toys, and the needle under the balls. I guess nothing is safe anymore.

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 12:31pm
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Bummer. The worst thing is when these kind of things crop up after the kid has already decided he loves it there! It's hard to explain to a kid that it used to be OK, but it's not safe any more. It's too bad C-E-C had to do this. I remember calling them once before a birthday and being assured emphatically that there are no peanuts or nut products in their pizza or birthday cakes, and the way they said it showed me they were aware of the allergy problem. Too bad.

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2000 - 4:57am
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Naomi,
Go to [url="http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/archer.htm"]www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/archer.htm[/url] and you will see that the McDonalds/ball pit story is a hoax, an urban legend. I no longer believe any of the mass e-mail forwards I get. I have yet to find any that are true. Urbanlegends.com is a great site for looking up 'stories'.

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2000 - 10:36am
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Lisa-
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Although it is not real I do believe that the possibility of there being food underneath all of the balls is real. I am sure that they do not regularly (if at all) clean these ball pits. I can only imagine what we might find under all those balls.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2000 - 5:22am
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I visited [url="http://www.chuckecheese.com"]www.chuckecheese.com[/url] and submitted a friendly feedback message to them about how much my son loves their restaurant but that he has a severe pa and that we will not be able to go back with the ice cream vending machine there. I haven't heard anything from them yet, but maybe you all could submit friendly pleas to reconsider also? I've got my fingers crossed since it was always a real treat for all of us to spend an hour or so there from time to time. I'll keep you posted if I hear from them.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2000 - 5:45am
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CollenMarie
Thanks for the website link. I just sent them a feedback message about the ice cream vending machine.
My son also loves ChuckeCheese and I hope our comments will persuade them to remove those machines.
B

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 4:55am
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This is my first post, but I have referenced several items on the bboards.
Just came back from a b-day party at Chuck-E-Cheese which was for my sister's kids. WHen she made the party reservations she asked if anything contained peanuts/peanut oil - She was told no. When she got there she again asked our party host - who again said no. When I got there - I talked to a manager and she called her district manager who said their PIZZAs are made with PEANUT OIL!!!!
Has anyone else heard of this? My son is 4yrs old w/pa. We have never been to Chuck E Cheese , for all the reasons previously posted, but my son has been begging to go & it was his cousins' party.
To make matters worse, he is also diabetic - so he needed to eat some type of lunch. Our alternative was to go to the McDonalds across the street & bring him back a Happy Meal - which also worried me, but I figured it was a chance I had to take - slightly safer than the pizza!!!
Well, thanks for listenting - I really needed to vent to people who understand.

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 1:09am
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About 6 months ago my daughter who was 13 months at the time ate a few pieces of pizza crust at Chuck-e-chees and went into anyphylaxis and had to be rushed to the ER and receive a few doses of Epi before she stabilized-at the time I did not know she had a peanut allergy only an egg allergy. Needless to say I will NEVER EVER go back there!!

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 3:24am
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Hello everyone,
We live in Toronto Canada. Our local Chuck E Cheese does not have any peanut products except the packaged brownies have a may contain warning. My son has had pizza and birthday cake there on many ocassions without incident. I always ask and they seem very confident in their statements. We plan on visitng WDW in January and where looking forward to Chuck E Cheese as a "safe" pizza place! I wish more large companies were universal in there food policies- maybe one day if we all make it known by letters and phone calls.

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 3:52am
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Hello,
I got worried after reading this thread as we go to chuck e cheese everytime the kids get a report(free tokens are given) and never had a reaction. But after reading some of these posts specifically the post from Dennismom I got very scared as they get their report cards next week. So I got online and the web site said no peanut products in pizza or anything other then brownies (which axel can't have because of chocolate allergy). So then to be sure called our local store who went and read their ingredients and said no peanuts or peanut oil. Maybe this is another franchise type issue. I know some burger kings are safe and others aren't so we stay away from all Burger kings. Do you all think this could be this issue here? Could they all be getting products from differnet places where some are safe and others aren't? THis would be interesting to find out.
[This message has been edited by yarnwoman (edited November 09, 2000).]

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