Circus Playhouse & Food Emporium is a FEC at Euclid Square Mall in Euclid, Ohio that is located on the 2nd floor of the former Dillard's building.
The original Circus Playhouse & Food Emporium originated in the 1980's as a small chain of FEC's. They had a ball pit, video games, and a full-sized 16 horse merry-go-round. The characters were named Lionel the Friendly Lion, Charlie Chimp, Lola the Leopard, Tex S. Tiger, Barney Bear, Ellie Elephant, Gerry Giraffe, and Batt E. Bird. It is unknown when the locations closed.
In the 1990's, a revival named Circus World Pizza opened a few locations. The characters were named Lucky the Lion, Lucy the Lioness, Peter the Penguin, and Barney the Bear. One location remained open into the 2010's.
In 2016, a local businessman who owned a complete band from a Circus Playhouse & Food Emporium location opened a new Circus Playhouse at the Euclid Square Mall. There are two entrances, one on the first floor (which is Kmart) and one on the second floor of the mall.