Technology Integration: Business Studies, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Graphics, Spreadsheet, Word Processing

Program: Excel, Excel Online, Excel Survey, Google, Google Docs, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Microsoft Office, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint, PowerPoint Online, Word, Word Online


Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans, Google Apps or Microsoft Office Lessons, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoRestaurateur Parent Letter, TechnoRestaurateur Certificate, Autoshapes folder, TechnoRestaurateur Skill Summary, Letter Checklist, Letter Marking Sheet, Newsletter Checklist, Newsletter Marking Sheet

Sample Files: Restaurateur Spreadsheet, Logo, Professional Letter, Floor Plan, Newsletter, Advertisement

Assignment 1: Become a Restaurateur

Consider how technology can help launch a restaurant venture.

Assignment 2: Learn Basic Spreadsheet Skills

Explore spreadsheets to understand terminology and acquire basic skills.

Assignment 3: Conduct a Survey of Food Preferences

Conduct a survey to investigate cuisine preferences.

Assignment 4: Record Survey Results in a Spreadsheet

Organize survey results. Format the data to make it easy to read.

Assignment 5: Graph Survey Results as a Pie Chart

Graph survey results using a pie chart. Format the graph.

Assignment 6: Develop Idea from Survey Results

Interpret the survey results to develop a business concept based on evidence.

Assignment 7: Create a Company Logo

Create a company logo using drawing tools.

Assignment 8: Write a Professional Letter

Write a letter requesting seed money for the restaurant from investors.

Assignment 9: Draft a Floor Plan

Draft a floor plan for the restaurant that meets the needs of staff and patrons.

Assignment 10: Calculate Monthly Restaurant Earnings

Organize monthly profits. Analyze earnings to develop a business strategy.

Assignment 11: Calculate Quarterly Restaurant Earnings

Calculate quarterly and average earnings to determine financial health of business.

Assignment 12: Graph Quarterly Earnings as a Line Chart

Graph quarterly earnings using a line graph. Apply a trendline to predict future profits.

Assignment 13: Design a Business Newsletter

Design a newsletter to promote the restaurant concept as a business opportunity.

Optional Entrepreneurship Activities for Middle School Students

  • Use Functions to Analyze Earnings: Use SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, and COUNT functions.
  • Advertise a Deal: Inform customers using an animated bulletin board.
  • Use Google Forms or Excel Survey to Rate Opinion: Measure customer satisfaction with a rating scale grid.
Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans
Create a Logo and Floor Plan
Analyze Data with Spreadsheets
Enrichment Activities Challenge Students

Use Google Apps or Microsoft Office Lessons to Launch a Successful Restaurant Venture

TechnoRestaurateur offers a unique way to introduce students to entrepreneurship skills. Students learn spreadsheet, word processing, graphic, presentation, and data management skills. They use Google Sheets or Excel to analyze data, Google Docs or Word to persuade others to invest, and Google Drawings or PowerPoint to create a logo and floor plan. Optional entrepreneurship activities include using Google Slides or PowerPoint to design an advertisement and Google Forms or Excel Survey to measure customer satisfaction.

  • Problem solve to make logical decisions
  • Collect data using a survey
  • Organize, calculate and graph data
  • Analyze financial earnings using formulas
  • Develop a plan based on the evidence
  • Format text, adjust page setup, and arrange images
  • Write a persuasive letter and newsletter
  • Draw and format shapes, lines, and text boxes
  • Create a company logo using drawing tools
  • Draft a well-organized floor plan

Customer Reviews

Create a successful restaurant venture with TechnoRestaurateur entrepreneurship lesson plans. Middle and high school students apply critical and creative thinking to develop a unique business concept. To start, students conduct a survey and interpret the results to make decisions about their restaurant. Next, they create a company logo and write a professional letter to raise seed money. With the funding secured, students design a floor plan. Once the restaurant has operated for a year, financial earnings are analyzed. The business is then advertised using a newsletter to potential investors as a franchise opportunity.

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Restaurateur is awesome! The assignments intertwine so many of the Google Apps and are relevant. The students are exposed to the functionality of several Google Apps. The assignments build upon one another and the students are guided to complete up to 6 different projects.

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