Shane Dawson’s YouTube videos are becoming so ubiquitous that they are now garnering the eye of major corporations.
In the second installment of his Conspiracy Series, Dawson posits that entertainment center and restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese’s recycles its famed pizzas by baking uneaten slices into newly-formed pies for other customers. In the video, which has amassed 14 million views in two days, Dawson shows a photo of a pizza with differing slice sizes to prove his point. He and his friends also venture to Chuck E. Cheese’s to investigate the theory themselves, and order a pizza that arrives similarly deformed.
“I noticed this when I was like eight years old or something,” Dawson says. “I went there a lot, and it was always, like, misplaced pizzas,” Dawson also says that in high school, a friend who worked at Chuck E. Cheese’s confirmed that the theory was true. (Dawson’s video also notes that Chuck E. Cheese’s has faced numerous lawsuits in the past for promoting gambling to young children).
But now, the company has responded to Dawson’s video, refuting the theory. “The claims made in this video about Chuck E. Cheese’s and our pizza are unequivocally false,” a spokesperson told People. “No conspiracies here — our pizzas are made to order and we prepare our dough fresh in restaurant, which means that they’re not always perfectly uniform in shape, but always delicious.”
Dawson has yet to respond to Chuck E. Cheese’s statement, though he does note throughout the Conspiracy video that it’s just a theory and he doesn’t want to get sued.
You can check out the video — in which Dawson and his friends receive their misshapen pizzas shortly after the one-hour mark — below: