Will we ever learn?
After Build-A-Bear's "Pay Your Age Day" deal caused overwhelming crowds at malls across the country, leaving some children turned away without a bear, Chuck E. Cheese is offering a similar deal to parents and children.
But can the big mouse in the baseball hat deliver where everyone's favorite child-labor-fueled retailer failed?
Today Chuck E. Cheese is allowing parents to pay their child's age for 30 minutes of fun.
At Southpark Mall, Build-A-Bear turned away 150 people with 3,000 people, according to Ed Jaroszewicz, marketing director for the mall.
Build-A-Bear handed out $15 vouchers to those who were turned away in line.