The New York Times > Technology > At This Restaurant, the Video Games Come With the Meal:
"Nolan K. Bushnell, the creator of the Pong video game and founder of the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain, is innovating again. He is about to open a restaurant where the servers will have novel attributes: triple redundancy and backup batteries.
In this case, the servers will not be human waiters but powerful central computers that will record food orders and display video games that customers can play while they eat.
Mr. Bushnell calls the concept the Media Bistro, and he plans to open the first one in West Los Angeles this fall. The point, he said, is to get gamers out of the house.
Video games today 'are about social isolation,' Mr. Bushnell said. 'There needs to be a place that brings a little more balance and brings people together.'