When I discovered that Dion’s Pizza does tours for groups, I coordinated with a couple of other homeschooling families and signed us up for a tour. My kids were excited about going behind the scenes at a restaurant, since I have regaled them with tales of my days of working as a server. (Loved that job!)
Unlike some places that aren’t used to giving tours (you probably know what I mean if you’ve done many field trips!), Dion’s has an official tour program and has a great system in place for tours, including a workbook for the kids.
We got to go into the restaurant before the opened and saw the big walk-in refrigerators, the gigantic mixers that make the pizza dough, the lemon juicer, and the big pizza ovens.
The kids got to help make a pizza, and they put it in the oven and we enjoyed eating it a few minutes later.
The tour was $4 per person and while we didn’t do it for the bargain, it was really a great deal considering the fact that we got the tour, lots of pizza, a free t-shirt, and a workbook/coloring book! You can find out more about scheduling tours here.