Chuck E. Cheese is denying a conspiracy theory that it recycles its pizza to customers.
A viral video posted Monday claims the restaurant collects uneaten slices and puts them together as a new pizza. The video was posted by Shane Dawson, who has over 20 million YouTube subscribers.
The video shows photos of pizzas with different sized slices. It has more than 17 million views so far.
memories ❤️🍕 pic.twitter.com/1D10CCAUkZ
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) February 12, 2019
The company released the following statement regarding the theory to E! News:
“The claims made in this video about Chuck E. Cheese’s and our pizza are unequivocally false. No conspiracies here – our pizzas are made to order and we prepare our dough fresh in restaurant, which means that they’re not always perfectly uniform in shape, but always delicious.”
Sending love to our employees this Valentine’s Day. Our team puts a lot of TLC into each made-to-order pizza. They’re fresh, never frozen like some others and covered in freshly grated mozzarella cheese. They look handmade, because they are, and that’s why we love them. 🍕❤️ pic.twitter.com/jEVHl5s5kx
— Chuck E. Cheese (@ChuckECheese) February 14, 2019