ShowBiz Pizza Place opened it's first emporium
on March 3, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri and became an immediate success due largely to the hip and exciting Billy Bob
& the Rock-a-fire Explosion stage show and has a profitable first few years. In 1984, with
record profits, the company buys out struggling Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre and saves them from bankruptcy.
During the next six years, the company increases revenue and makes many changes and by the 1990s the Rock-a-fire Explosion
and ShowBiz Pizza are fazed out as the company decides the Chuck E. Cheese brand was more recognizable.
In November 2005, due to increasing demand for the Rock-a-fire Explosion, a single ShowBiz Pizza is re-opened in
the Downtown Disney area in Anaheim, CA and becomes an overnight sensation. ShowBiz Pizza is re-formed
and the company secures Exclusive rights to the Rock-a-fire Explosion by signing a new lifetime contract
with the original creator of the stage show, Aaron Fechter and Creative Engineering. The new company, ShowBiz Inc,
opens nine additional stores. Currently, the company currently operates 28 units across the U.S. In 2019, the company
plans to open 3 new locations.