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?

Stay tuned.

8 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

That's a fine idea, but I don't know about serving so much raw food to small children. e.coli and salmonella is more often damaging and fatal in children than in adults. I agree that there should be more healthy, family friendly restaurants, though.

tracy said...

I LOVE IT!! I think it would definitely make a splash (pun intended) on both the coasts! I hope you hear from some interested investors!!

Cloudia said...

LOVE it!






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Robin said...

I think it's a great idea, though as a parent of picky eaters I might add a few more common kid-friendly healthy entrees as well.

PS I wanted to respond to your comment over at my blog but your e-mail address seems to have vanished from my system (not uncommon, my computer is horrible). Drop me a note, would you?

Jientje said...

I love that idea!

winslow said...

I love the idea but the masses will never go for it

Robert said...

Sushi might be a bit extreme, but there are lots of healthy alternatives besides deep fried foods. As a child, I loved apples. Chocolate milk isn't bad, at least it's better than some things. Today I enjoy a Japanese place with chicken teryaki and lots of salads. I remember eating lots of peanut butter and apple sauce as a child. Drinking lots of fruit juice. Maybe not the best diet, but moderately good and tasty.

moneythoughts said...

My idea was a little tongue in cheek, no pun intended. You see my grandson is allergic to cow's milk, and I thought that The Happy Guppy restaurant might be a nice place for him and his parents to go since they both eat sushi and live in LA. I thank you all for your comments, and I hope you all had as much fun reading my post as I did in writing it.