It was all started by a mouse. (No, not that mouse.) But 45 years after it began, the pandemic nearly brought the Chuck E. Cheese chain to an end. As I outline in my Funworld cover story, things are looking up considerably for the iconic family entertainment centers and pizza restaurants under the able leadership of the company’s new CEO, David McKillips. Read about how the stores have been able to hang on during the pandemic and the ways they are being reimagined for the next generation of fans.