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A brand-new Virtual Business (VB) – Restaurant is here – completely redesigned and upgraded (and free to all existing VB Restaurant customers for the remaining term of their VB Restaurant license). The brand-new upgraded and redesigned VB Restaurant features a new social media advertising lesson, all new sim graphics, updated lessons and reading content, and a larger, urban cityscape with even more locations for students’ restaurants. The new redesign is built completely in HTML5, eliminating Flash and enabling seamless sim access on any device or any browser.

Virtual Business – Restaurant engages students in the fast-paced, exciting culinary world, and the very tough business decisions that go into running a successful and profitable restaurant. The online simulation offers an eye-opening window into the world of restaurant ownership. This sim is ideal for teaching business, marketing, hospitality, entrepreneurship, and restaurant operations.

Virtual Business – Restaurant introduces students to all the tough business decisions involved in running a successful restaurant. In the real world, restaurants are the most common new business started each year, but restaurants also fail at a higher rate than other businesses. With Virtual Business – Restaurant, students make a number of decisions large and small – picking menu items, laying out the restaurant’s floor plan, etc. Students learn what makes a restaurant succeed and what business decisions may lead to a restaurant closing down.

Jeffrey HendricksonTeacher, Shasta High School

Real teachers, real students, real classrooms

“I think the sims improve grades because the students get so involved in their virtual businesses that they really work hard to make them succeed.” Read more. Read More

Lessons Include

  • New! – Social Media Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Location Selection
  • Financial Statements
  • Menu Design
  • Pricing
  • Purchasing
  • Layout
  • Staffing
  • Marketing
  • Turnaround
  • Restaurant Mogul

Sample Lesson/System Test

Student Testimonials

Irondequoit High School

Cayden compares her experiences at a professional sport event to what she learned through the Knowledge Matters Virtual Simulations. She enjoyed seeing how what she learned applied in the real world. Cayden also explains how she is motivated to take her career in a certain direction thanks to the simulations.

Hoover High School

Marley describes how she was able to apply what she learned through the Knowledge Matters simulations to her retail experience working at Forever 21. The Simulations excite her about learning business through fashion and retail since that is something she is passionate about.

Hoover High School

Nick from Hoover High School uses the real life skills he learns through the Knowledge Matters simulations in his job at a restaurant and shares how they can prepare him for a future in business.

Hillsboro Deering High School

Mason shares how the Knowledge Matters Simulations helped him realize what career path he could take and how he can incorporate his love for sports in his future.