CEC Entertainment, Inc. Wins Environmental Sustainability Award for Ongoing Commitment to Protecting the Environment and Improving Energy Efficiency
EnTouch Controls Recognizes CEC Entertainment, Inc. – the Largest Family Entertainment Chain in the United States – for Environmentally Conscious Practices at Chuck E. Cheese’s Restaurants
September 15, 2015 12:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEC Entertainment, Inc. announced today it has been awarded the annual Environmental Sustainability Award for its continued and longstanding efforts to improve the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency of its Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants.
“We chose CEC Entertainment, Inc. as the recipient of our annual Environmental Sustainability Award based on its continued commitment to environmentally-friendly practices and energy saving procedures”
The annual award, presented by EnTouch Controls, is given to businesses that have made a significant, positive impact on the environment and have raised overall awareness of improved operational practices. Environmental sustainability continues to be the buzz in the restaurant community, according to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, which ranked environmental sustainability as the third hottest menu trend this year. Restaurants are continually evaluating and increasing participation in new opportunities and efforts to save resources as well as addressing rising utility costs throughout the country.
“We are proud to receive this recognition for our sustainability practices and are always striving to make positive changes in this increasingly important aspect of business innovation,” said CEC Entertainment, Inc. CEO Tom Leverton.
Leverton was presented with the Environmental Sustainability Award at a ceremony at CEC Entertainment, Inc.’s corporate offices in Irving, Texas, on Monday, September 14, 2015.
CEC Entertainment, Inc. Sustainability Program
As part of its strategy to minimize its environmental footprint, CEC Entertainment, Inc. has committed to implement energy efficient systems in its corporate restaurants, as well as promoting these sustainability practices with its valued franchisees. With environmentally conscious practices in place, the company has made the following impact:
Each energy-efficient Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant uses, on average, 14% less energy and saves more than 32,074 kilowatt hours per year, equal in savings to eliminating more than 52,659 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. Every energy-efficient Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant has reduced its carbon footprint, on average, by more than 48,750 pounds of CO2 per year.
CEC Entertainment, Inc. projects its total electricity usage will be reduced by more than 9,942 megawatt hours each year, reducing its carbon footprint by nearly 6,856 tons of CO2 each year. “We chose CEC Entertainment, Inc. as the recipient of our annual Environmental Sustainability Award based on its continued commitment to environmentally-friendly practices and energy saving procedures,” said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch Controls. “Since the brand utilizes EnTouch’s energy management services, it now has the ability to analyze critical energy data to drive decision-making and future impact. This has positively affected guest acquisition and improved the brand’s bottom line.”
For more information about CEC Entertainment, Inc., including available franchise territories, visit www.chuckecheese.com.
About CEC Entertainment, Inc.
For nearly 40 years, CEC Entertainment has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Chuck E. Cheese’s goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play inside and outside of its stores. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical entertainment, games, rides and play areas for kids of all ages, as well as a variety of freshly prepared dining options. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®. As a strong advocate for its local communities and childhood education, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $12 million to schools through its fundraising programs. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 585 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores and 140 Peter Piper Pizza stores, with locations in 47 states and 11 foreign countries and territories. For more information, visit chuckecheese.com and peterpiperpizza.com or connect with us on social media:
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About EnTouch Controls
EnTouch Controls is a software company that provides a business intelligence platform that delivers actionable data to drive down energy and maintenance costs while extending the life of capital equipment. The company’s award-winning EnTouch 360™ combines dedicated support with leading-edge technology and real-time analytics to reduce energy consumption and maximize energy savings, to provide visibility across key assets while improving operational efficiency and enhancing overall customer comfort. EnTouch 360™ is recognized as the premier solution for its ease of use and unparalleled ROI. EnTouch serves customers in diverse industries including restaurant, retail, healthcare, hospitality and education. Connect with EnTouch on Facebook, Twitter and our blog.
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