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Why Chuck E. Cheese Needs to Destroy 7 Billion Paper Prize Tickets

Chuck E. Cheese says the pandemic and its June bankruptcy filing have caused a big backlog of prize tickets.And it has asked a Texas bankruptcy court for permission to destroy them. .The restaurant's attorneys say that the cost of destroying the tickets will be $2.3 million.If that sounds like a lot of money, it's because they're dealing with a lot of tickets.Seven billion tickets are enough to fill 65 forty-foot cargo shipping containers.Chuck E. Cheese isn't doing away with tickets and prizes though: the chain is just shifting to a more touchless experience.Closures have allowed the chain to remove its old "ticket munchers" and swap them for virtual replacements.

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