Kids like entertainment. They love physical activities like a romp on a playground, but they also love electronics and games. Add a little food and other fun to the mix and you have the perfect family outing. One establishment that offers all of the above is It’z Family Food and Fun, a family entertainment zone.
A Visit to It’z
It’z Family Food and Fun is much like Chuck E. Cheese and Dave & Buster’s, at least in concept. The establishment is a combination restaurant, game zone, and place for celebrations. A visit requires the purchase of food and parents and children will like that the dining service is an all- you- can- eat buffet. Kids can select whatever they like and the service is fast.
Dining Your Way
Food service at It’z Family Food and Fun is quick, thanks to the buffet, and I like that the cafeteria- style service area is so large. It is much bigger than the service space in other buffet- style restaurants and it can accommodate a large number of people. This means there is little problem walking up to the serving line and getting the food you desire.
It’z Family Food and Fun serves up pizza as its most popular dining option, but there are a handful of other food selections such as hot dogs, pasta, etc., with a few dessert options and soft drinks. And one feature very popular with kids is the different dining rooms. Once your tray is full, you and the young ones can head to one of three different themed dining areas, including a sports dining room (the largest of the three), Hollywood themed room, and a movie room that features an actual movie, geared toward children’s tastes, for some unique entertainment while you eat.
Time for Games
Once the stomachs are full, it will be time to head to the game room to test your skill. It’z Family Food and Fun offers a wide selection of games, many of which award tickets that can be cashed in later for prizes/souvenirs. But there is more than playing games for tickets and rewards. It’z Family Food and Fun also features bowling and even has a larger ride or two, similar to what you would find at an outdoor carnival or amusement park.
With so much to enjoy, It’z Family Food and Fun is a popular spot for birthdays and other celebrations. Near the dining rooms, guests will discover several private party rooms that can be rented for special occasions. You can also choose to hold a party in one of the themed dining areas, but those who want a more private setting know they can get what they want by reserving one of these rooms.
Plan Your Visit
It’z Family Food and Fun is a small but growing chain of entertainment complexes that is similar to Chuck E. Cheese and Dave & Busters, but with a few key differences. One is the buffet dining. Another is the large rides. Yet another is the themed dining rooms. These are features you do not find at It’z chief competitors and they make a visit to It’z Family Food and Fun a unique experience.
Food is a required part of every visit to It’z Family Food and Fun so families need to make sure to visit when everyone is hungry. You cannot just show up and play games. You have to buy food and while this makes it easy for the employees at It’z to manage the people, it won’t sit well with some parents who would rather make a quick visit just for the fun and games. You have to purchase a buffet no matter what, and with the cost of the games factored in, the overall price tag for a family of four can get rather steep.
Are there any ways for budget- conscious parents to control costs at It’z? Yes, there are. One is to plan a visit to It’z on Tuesdays when the establishment often offers discounts on buffet purchases and soft drinks. Another is to scan the internet for coupons, as many discounts do exist and they can help make a visit a little more financially friendly. And, of course, a little discipline can go a long way. Limit the kids (and adults) to only a specific number of tokens and keep your word. Tell all family members that once they spend their tokens, the visit is over.
It’z Family Food and Fun is a good alternative to Chuck E. Cheese and similar establishments and it is a good way to consider spending an evening with the family. The large rides, themed dining, and other qualities make it different from the competition and while it would be nice if the food options included more choices, I like that the food is buffet style because it means there is little or no wait and the kids can get what they want.
At present, there are only 5 It’z Family Food and Fun locations in the United States: Three in Texas, one in Colorado, and one in New Mexico. This is likely to change soon as the concept catches on and the corporate leadership continues to look for new locations, but if you happen to live close to one of the present It’z complexes, plan a visit today. Young people will enjoy it best and with its rides and other features, it does offer a unique experience that few places can match.
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