Dear Readers, the following is a newspaper section that I put together for my third graders based on their Junior Achievement activites. No last names are used and I have edited out the last name of the teacher to further protect my children.
Their assignement was to be entrepreneurs and design their own restaurant based on the data they were given. Based on what they wrote I wrote these for their own amusement. So far they have gone ove well so I decided to share them as my daily entry.
Please leave a note if you read it. I may share comments with my kids at our end of session next week.
Island in the City
Italian Island is owned and operated by Kalliyah, Jacob, Julia and Sean this restaurant opened April1, 2010 and was no joke these entrepreneurs were in for serious business. A restaurant themed after islands in Italy, it is geared for children and adults alike. In addition to the four owners the Chef James Ravioli brought a flare to this restaurant that has never been seen in the likes of M City before. Chef James as his employers call him was able to create ravioli dishes never seen before in the United states.
Features of Italian island include new desert Ravioli which is stuffed with ice cream and topped with a choice of sundae toppings and covered in crushed nuts; Oreo cookies, rainbow sprinkles, or any number of other toppings.
This restaurant is one of five new Italian restaurants in M City and one of two with the word Island in the name. It is the fear of many of Italian Island patrons that this restaurant will be mistaken for Little Italy Island and will lose many of the regulars to the restaurant that is only one block away. If you like Ravioli do not make the mistake that many people may.
New Airport Restaurant
A new restaurant has opened in the factory zone. Italian Supers Food is located just close enough to the airport for hungry travelers to catch a whiff of their food cooking. This restaurant opened on April 3, 3010 under the watchful eye of owners Veronika, Brittany, Dre and Jeff.
One unique feature about this restaurant was that it has opened in an old gas station close to the donut factory. The owners give credit for the cleanliness of the restaurant to employee Steve Rigatoni who scrubbed the inside of the building from top to bottom before and after renovations were made to the building to turn it into one of the hottest restaurants in M City.
Since Italian Super Food is located so far from the business district it does not compete directly with Italian Island and Little Italy Island. This had helped to make it a destination place to eat in. Another reason to visit this wonderful restaurant is the desserts which are mostly made of fresh fruits and cheeses. Italian Super Foods definitely lives up to its name for it does have super food.
On April 2, 2010 Gwyneth, Tyra, Ryan and Mikayla opened a restaurant named Little Italy Island. This restaurant was publicized heavily by television commercials before the restaurant opened and opened with great fanfare. Unfortunately after only a week the restaurant was forced to close because the owners ran out of money to run the restaurant.
Luckily the restaurant returned just a week later after publishing a local cookbook written by Chef James Spaghetti and making back the money they lost. The complicated recipes in the cookbook looked appetizing, but no one in the community dared to try to cook them because of the metric measurements used in it.
Little Italy Island reopened promising to cook the appetizing recipes that were offered in the cookbook and to the owner’s surprise they had a line wrapped around the block; almost to the Italian Island restaurant that opened just a day before the original opening of Little Italy Island. The prices in the menu changed to reflect a profit for the owners and to make sure that money lost was remade in addition to the money that James earned from his spectacular cookbook. Little ItalyIsland looks to be a very popular restaurant in the near future as long as city wide confusion does not set in.
A World of its Own
Pizza Planet was the last restaurant in Morey city to open, but it was the first to start advertising. Starting with teasers on Facebook, Pizza Planet started advertising nearly a month before its April 5, 2010 opening. Following the campaign on Facebook, Pizza Planet’s owners launched a group of entertaining Martian themed commercials during evening television viewing hours. These commercials attracted the attention of children and adults alike who lined up for hours to see what the Mars Dust Sauce was all about and to have their first mushroom saucer.
Chef James Oregano is the wonderful artist who was able to transform boring food into things such as mushroom saucers (stuffed mushroom caps topped with melted cheese); meatball meteors; Pizza planets (a pizza shaped in a dome such as half a planet would look in the sky); and his specialty strawberry spaceships (at the request of the restaurant we will let you check this feature out for yourself) while owners Lila, Jayden, Landen, and Nick manage the day to day operation of the business. Expect anything at Pizza Planet especially when your order is taken by an Alien.
More Italian? Not Quite!!!
On Easter Sunday M City was quite surprised by the opening of the fourth new Italian restaurant in less than a week. The April 4, 2010 opening of The Pizza King was announced only by signs at the side of the highway cleverly placed in the middle of the night by owners Nathan, Alyssa, Tre, Shyann, and Noah the signs showed slices of unusual pizzas and made promises to be open on Easter Sunday and brought crowds starting when the restaurant opened.
Chef James Basil came to work for The Pizza King after working in many California pizza restaurants and developing recipes that appealed to Californians. These recipes use not only traditional Italian recipes and spices but some new ideas inspired by the country South of the boarder. These recipes are what are keeping The Pizza King open due to the uniqueness of the creations. Make sure you stop by for a piece of Chef Basil’s Sushi Pizza!!!