Dawson's video essentially aimed to validate a rumor that's rumbled for years. For instance, in a Yahoo Answers forum from a full decade ago, someone posed the question of whether Chuck E. Cheese's recycled its pizza. The thing is, there didn't seem to be any evidence to support the hypothesis then, and there doesn't seem to be any evidence now, despite what the pizzas may look like when they arrive at the table. While some took to Twitter to share photos of weird looking pizzas they'd been served over the years at CEC, former employees also jumped to the chain's defense.
One former employee who spoke to Buzzfeed thinks the rumors are funny, but wholly false.
"In my years there, not once did I ever see a pizza even make it back towards the kitchen. They were always thrown in the trash even if it was a pizza that went untouched by the guests," she said. She also explained that the cutting tool used to slice the pies may be the culprit, in addition to the fact that the dough shrinks into weird shapes when it's in the oven.
"When it goes through the oven, the pizza shrinks. It warps and depending on the amount of cheese or toppings there is variation in the size and shape, hence why the slices aren’t always the same length," she said.
So relax and enjoy that misshapen Chuck E. Cheese's pie without fear -- it's probably fine.