Peter Piper Pizza
|Industry||Pizza and entertainment|
|Key people||Charles Bruce (President)
Richard Kerley (CFO)
Bill Toole (VP of Operations)
Jason Greenwood (VP of Marketing)
|Owners||CEC Entertainment, Inc.|
Peter Piper Pizza is an Arizona-based pizza chain with locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, and formerly in Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Restaurants usually have a large dining area that adjoins a game room with playground equipment and classic arcade games.
Tony Cavolo founded Peter Piper Pizza in Phoenix, Arizona in 1973. The first Peter Piper opened in Glendale, Arizona. There are 34 company restaurants and 102 franchise restaurants in the United States and Mexico. In 1995, Peter Piper acquired its hometown competitor Pistol Pete's Pizza. In 1992, Peter Piper Inc. was acquired by The Venture West Group. The company was sold again to ACON Investments in 2007. CEC Entertainment, Inc. acquired the company in October 2014.
The restaurant offers pizza in a variety of sizes and crust types. Each restaurant makes its dough from scratch each day. Other foods offered include: chicken wings, salads, bread sticks, a cinnamon crunch dessert, and beer at some locations. A lunch buffet is offered as well during weekday lunch hours at a low cost.
Most locations feature a large game room filled with video games, classic games (e.g., skee-ball), slides, tunnels, and toddler areas suitable for small children. Tokens must be purchased to play the games. Many of the games produce tickets that can be redeemed for prizes at the prize redemption counter.