Pizzeria with name similar to video game flooded with calls


LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game.

The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/29AMgag ) reports that Freddie’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, in Long Branch, has received thousands of calls over the past year from people asking if it’s Freddy’s Fazbear Pizza, the setting for the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s.

In the horror video game, the player is a security guard attacked by animatronic robots.

A worker there said the restaurant has added phone lines and shifted workers around to handle incoming calls. Regular customers have experienced difficulties getting through and placing their orders.

The phones usually begin ringing after school lets out and ramp up as the day goes on.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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