Just to get everyone up to speed on the trials and tribulations of one Charles Entertainment Cheese, let’s do a quick recap: For the past year, Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, has been sliding deeper and deeper into debt. In 2019, Chuck E. Cheese kicked its animatronic house band to the curb, paving the way for a more open-concept “interactive dance floor,” which sounds a lot cheaper to maintain than an army of musical robots. It began phasing out the use of play tokens, switching to an “All You Can Play” model, which sounds like it encourages a lot more impulse spending. It entered the pandemic in March with nearly $1 billion in debt, became a neighborhood pizza and wing joint, declared bankruptcy in June, and recently secured $200 million from investors so that it could continue to seek a buyer for its ailing children’s entertainment empire. Phew! Okay, you’re caught up now.