NPR’s podcast, How I Built This, interviews Atari and Chuck E. Cheese creator, Nolan Bushnell
Before he turned 40, Nolan Bushnell founded two brands that permanently shaped the way Americans amuse themselves: the iconic video game system Atari, and the frenetic family restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s.
Whoa, I had no idea the same man was responsible for two significant bullet points of my childhood. Favorite nugget: the Chuck E. Cheese mascot was supposed to be a coyote, not a rat. They bought the wrong costume.