The food business is probably one of the most challenging industries in the US if not the world. Customers preference change frequently, rules and regulations from the government might be well intended but are roadblocks for the restaurant owner. Those restaurants that have a large chain are always looking to grow and increase their presence and while one format works in one part of the country, it may not work in a different part. Your students will enjoy discussing government regulations, adaptation to meet different preferences, and elements of a new market entry in this highly engaging lesson!
This lesson is appropriate for adult English language learners at the advanced level but is adaptable for upper-intermediate learners. It has a discussion phase, vocabulary study phase, a reading/listening passage followed by reading/listening comprehension questions, and finally some additional conversation and role-play activities. I have used it in individual and large group settings and found it to be a very flexible and useful resource.