And enough to win $ 9 million in Chuck E. Cheese awards.
But soon enough, these tickets could be destroyed without ever falling into the impatient, pizza-stained hands of the restaurant’s young customers.
Even before the pandemic, the chain switched to eTickets, which reduce latency in chains 61
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the shift was accelerated to provide a more contactless service. But the quick change has left its suppliers stuck with a mountain of 7 billion printed tickets that Chuck E. Cheese no longer wants or needs.
Under bankruptcy law, a company must seek permission from the court to spend money on anything. Chuck E. Cheese’s lawyers say it’s better to pay to destroy tickets that have already been made than to risk them falling into the hands of the general public.
In a statement, the company said the $ 2.3 million it offered to spend on tickets was “costs that are far lower than the cost of [company] should these prize tickets be distributed to the general public and presented … for redemption. “
Bankruptcy judge Marvin Isgur has not yet ruled on the request. But he has scheduled a virtual hearing for next week to address it, along with other more pedestrian issues.