Main Event Offers COVID Option for Blowing out Birthday Candles

This article was written by Ron Ruggless with NRN.

Of all the traditions it has impacted, COVID-19 has dealt a deep blow to the extinguishing of birthday cake candles.

Enter Main Event Entertainment LP, the Plano, Texas-based family eatertainment brand.

The brand has introduced “Birthday Wishing Wands,” a limited-edition line of candle snuffers.

Even before the novel coronavirus pandemic, scientists at Clemson University found candle-blowing spread a lot of bacteria. Their report in the Journal of Food Research in May 2017 found 1,400% more bacteria were found on birthday cakes after the candles were blown out.

“The wishing wands are for use during birthdays celebrated at each center,” a spokesperson said. “Afterward, they are returned and will be sanitized per Main Event’s standard COVID sanitization protocol.”…

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