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The Pizza Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneurial Experience Creating & Operating a Pizza Business

Introducing a textbook simulation as good as, well, pizza! 

Everyone loves pizza!


The Pizza Entrepreneur challenges students to use their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and business and computer applications skills to start and run their own pizza business and create one of today's most sought-after pizza franchise brands.


In this real-world simulation, students will enter a contest to become the next Pizza Entrepreneur. While students are working on their own pizza business idea, they are guided by student mentor, Rosa Garcia, previous contest winner and owner of the successful pizza chain Melisio's. Students are challenged to turn their unique pizza concept into a successful restaurant with the goal of eventually franchising their business.


Written for both Google and Microsoft applications, The Pizza Entrepreneur features projects in word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and presentations guiding students to produce a range of professional documents they’ll need to make their business thrive. From creating a mouth-watering menu and projecting revenue to designing a takeout pizza box and franchise brand kit, students will be totally engaged as they learn firsthand how computer applications can help run a successful business. 

  • Designed for all versions of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, or equivalent applications
  • Includes over 30 engaging projects
  • Project Planning Forms are provided to help students create and design documents
  • Students are guided by the Pizza Entrepreneur Mentor, Rosa Garcia, who provides inspiration and project samples
Table of Contents (Preliminary)

Unit 1: Start-Up
Project 1: Pizza Business Concept: Developing Your Business Idea
Project 2: Business Logo: Creating and Designing Your Brand


Unit 2: Word Processing
Project 3: Mission Statement: Communicating Your Story
Project 4: Grand Opening To-Do List: Preparing to Open Your Business
Project 5: Company Letterhead and Business Card: Creating Professional Stationery
Project 6: Job Post and Application: Hiring Your Team
Project 7: News Release: Announcing Your New Pizza Business
Project 8: Entertainment Calendar: Planning Your Monthly Events
Project 9: Customer Feedback Survey: Listening to Your Customers
Project 10: Promotional Flyer: Celebrating Your Grand Opening
Project 11: MLA Report: Understanding Franchising
Project 12: Business Letter: Partnering with a Non-Profit


Unit 3: Spreadsheets
Project 13: Equipment Inventory: Tracking Supplies and Equipment
Project 14: Employee Directory: Tracking Employee Information
Project 15: Employee Timesheet Schedule: Organizing Your Team
Project 16: Music Playlist: Setting the Tone in Your Restaurant
Project 17: Menu Planner: Planning What’s on Your Menu
Project 18: Revenue Projections: Forecasting Sales
Project 19: Special Events Database: Generating Brand Interest
Project 20: Franchise Expansion List: Planning Your Franchise


Unit 4: Desktop Publishing
Project 21: Takeout Menu: Designing Your Takeout Menu
Project 22: Print Coupon: Marketing in a Food Magazine
Project 23: Opening Day Banner: Promoting Your Grand Opening
Project 24: Take-Out Pizza Box: Designing Your To-Go Pizza Box
Project 25: Floor Plan: Planning the Layout of Your Restaurant
Project 26: Water Bottle Design: Promoting Your Pizza Brand


Unit 5: Presentations
Project 27: Meet the Pizza Entrepreneur: Introducing Yourself to Your Customers
Project 28: Marketing & Food Delivery Strategy: Utilizing Web Apps
Project 29: TV Commercial: Promoting Your Business on TV
Project 30: Menu Presentation: Showcasing Your Weekly Specials
Project 31: Franchise Brand Kit: Delivering Your Press Materials

FREE Online Instructor and Student Resources

The Free Online Instructor and Student Resources for The Pizza Entrepreneur are housed on


Online Instructor and Student Resources Include:

  • Project Planning Forms
    • Project Planning Forms allow students to "map out" a project's content, design, and layout on paper first. Guiding questions help students brainstorm aspects of a project, while design areas allow them to begin sketching the project before designing on a computer.
  • Student Sample Documents
    • Sample pizza entrepreneur Rosa Garcia's documents accompany each project and are designed to provide students with inspiration and guidance as they complete projects tailored to their own business. The Student Sample Documents can also be used as a guide for assessing student work.
  • Grading Rubrics
  • Student Progress Checklist
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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

The Pizza Entrepreneur (Print) - Min. 15 (Available Aug. 2024)
ISBN: 9781626896871
Author: The Development Team at B.E. Publishing and Joy Tavano
© 2025
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 100
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Softcover

The Pizza Entrepreneur (eTextbook 5 Yr. Student License) - Min. 15 (Available Aug. 2024)
ISBN: 9781626896888
Author: The Development Team at B.E. Publishing and Joy Tavano
© 2025
Page Count: 100
Print Color: Full Color

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