CEC Entertainment Names Mario Centola Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of International Operations and Franchise Development for Chuck E. Cheese Worldwide

The company also adds a new international marketing director to support the growing international portfolio.

DALLAS, October 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment, LLC, the internationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Centola as executive vice president and chief operating officer of international operations and worldwide franchise for Chuck E. Cheese. Developing. In addition, the brand also welcomes adrienne gonzalez as Director of International Marketing. The two are poised to continue the strategy and growth of the brand’s international efforts and expansion into new and existing markets.

In his new role, Mario joins the senior leadership team and will be responsible for driving the company’s growth internationally. He brings extensive experience in the entertainment, theme park, and international development space. Prior to joining CEC Entertainment, Mario served as Senior Vice President of Park Services at Six Flags Entertainment, where he oversaw capital planning, engineering, maintenance and business activities, including sales and corporate partnerships. He also led international development, overseeing the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Centola has a strong financial background and has held service positions including Chief Accounting Officer and Director of Strategy and Financial Planning in his 21-year tenure at Six Flags Entertainment.

Also, adrienne gonzalez has joined the CEC Entertainment team as Director of International Marketing. In this role, Gonzalez is responsible for leading the international marketing efforts for the Chuck E. Cheese brand. He is passionate about marketing innovation and has extensive international experience in a variety of industries including CPG, B2B, QSR, F&B and Sports. Gonzalez brings 20 years of marketing experience working with global franchise brands including SUBWAY, Blaze Pizza and SPARTAN Race to this role, where he was responsible for executing global brand strategy, communications, local stores and marketing initiatives. of products.

“We are delighted to welcome Mario and Adrienne to the CEC Entertainment team,” said david mackilips, Chairman and CEO of CEC Entertainment. “We are confident that Mario’s experience in entertainment and business development, combined with Adrienne’s proven results in international marketing innovation, will help Chuck E. Cheese continue its international expansion momentum and achieve our commitment to reach 100 locations.” global by 2023″.

CEC Entertainment operates 86 Chuck E. Cheese locations in 18 countries and territories worldwide, including six newly opened store locations in Suriname, Honduras, The Savior, MexicoY Chili. The brand has also signed new development agreements in the Dominican Republic Y Qatar. Chuck E. Cheese continues to drive innovation within its international locations by adding more physical play activities such as rock climbing walls and trampolines. The Company has plans to open an additional 10 to 20 locations in the coming year and is building its portfolio for future growth in territories around the world. middle East, AsiaY South America.

About CEC Entertainment, Inc.

CEC Entertainment is the nationally recognized leader in family entertainment and dining with its brands Chuck E. Cheese, Peter Piper Pizza and, delivery only, Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings. As the place where a million happy birthdays are celebrated each year, Chuck E. Cheese’s goal is to create lifelong positive memories for families through entertainment, food and play. Committed to providing a fun and safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese helps protect families through industry-leading programs like Kid Check┬«. As a strong advocate for its local communities, Chuck E. Cheese has donated more than $19 million to schools through its fundraising programs. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of nearly 600 Chuck E. Cheese and 120 Peter Piper Pizza locations, with locations in 47 states and 18 countries and foreign territories. For more information, visit our website or connect with us on social media.

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