GRBJ: FeatZ's unique model attracts high school students

8:35 AM, Dec 30, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL) --  Imagine if a restaurant doubled as a kind of movie theater showcasing local students' accomplishments while raising money for their school.

For the past few months, students in grades 5-12, along with their families, have been flocking to a unique new restaurant venture called FeatZ, located at the back of Breton Village in a 2,000-square-foot space at 1874 Breton Road SE, Grand Rapids. The casual-style restaurant, complete with flat screens, beanbag chairs and an old-school Retro Arcade, serves hotdogs, chips, soft drinks and slushies.

FeatZ is the brainchild of owner Daniel Barcheski, who also owns Axios Inc., a Grand Rapids-based human resources company. It's an idea he's been toying with for about 20 years, he said, one that combines celebrating students' accomplishments with funding the school connected to the restaurant.

You can read the entire article on the website of our partner the Grand Rapids Business Journal, or pick up this week's copy on your newsstand.

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