Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Happy Guppy (Restaurant)
The other night I was thinking about my grandson, and the fact that in the near future, he will be eating in restaurants with his parents much the same way as my wife and I took our children to various restaurants as they were growing up. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, fast food restaurants like McDonald's and their Happy Meals were very popular. But, do I want my grandson eating all those fried foods? I don't think so, so here is an idea.
What about a sushi restaurant for little kids? That is where the name Happy Guppy comes in. The menu would have no fried foods, no soft drinks and no meat products like beef, pork, lamb or fowl. The menu would consist of several types of raw fish, rice and seaweed and fruit wraps for dessert. Drinks would include juices and soy milk for those children allergic to cow's milk. Portions would vary to the size and age of the child, but parents could eat sushi with the kids too. Guppy meals will come with toys too, but these toys will center around the sea and all the good things that come from the sea.
The restaurant's tables would look like sand dollars and the seats would resemble clam shells. The atmosphere of the place would be clean and bright and the decor would be influenced by life from the sea. Now some people will think that I have lost my mind or that I am crazy to even suggest such an idea, but I think it is time that we realize that we have a health crisis in the United States that is of our own making. I think it is time for little children to have a choice between a Happy Meal and a healthy body. What do you think?