(New York, NY) -- A "Pay Your Age" promotion at Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores caused chaos from coast to coast yesterday.
Long lines and frayed tempers were reported in Miami, New York City, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and suburban Detroit. At a Midtown Manhattan location, a woman said she and her eight-year-old boy waited five hours to get in and pay eight-bucks to build a bear.
The company was so overwhelmed it was forced to shut down its all-day promo by early afternoon.
Build-A-Bear has apologized and is offering 15-dollar vouchers for kids to get stuffed animals another day.