Freddy’s Pizzaria, a family-owned restaurant in New Jersey is getting an overwhelming amount of phone calls, but it’s not for a hot slice. Instead, gamers, especially children, keep calling to ask if the restaurant is Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza from the popular horror game, Five Nights At Freddy’s.
The phone calls are so frequent, however, that regular customers have found it difficult, if not impossible to make legitimate calls. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Edna Moore, a waitress who has worked at Freddie’s for 34 years told Asbury Park Press. “You can get 200 calls in an hour. It’s very annoying. You try to do your job, and you keep picking the phone up.”
Another Freddie’s employee said the restaurant has added phone lines and shifted workers around to handle incoming calls. (VGNS did not request comment for obvious reasons.)
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror game in which a security guard must monitor the movements of free-roaming, animatronic animals on the night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The player is tasked with rationing electricity and protecting himself until his shift ends at 6am. The horrifying creatures will attack and kill the player if they fail. As the title suggests, players are challenged to survive for at least five days.
The game’s creator, Scott Cawthon, is obviously aware of the “are you Freddy’s” phenomenon, because other news outlets report an automated email response saying there are no phone numbers associated with the game and noted all locations are not real.
“Please do not call any phone numbers that you think may be associated with the game,” the response stated.
Fortunately for security guards and guests everywhere, Freddy Fazbear’s is not real. Silent Hill’s Lakeside Amusement Park, however…hmm…