Fort Bend ISD's student-run restaurant reopens at the James Reese Career and Technical Center

Fort Bend ISD's student-run restaurant, The Grill, located at the James Reese Career and Technical Center, reopened to the public Oct. 12. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fort Bend ISD's student-run restaurant, The Grill, located at the James Reese Career and Technical Center, reopened to the public Oct. 12. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Bend ISD's student-run restaurant, The Grill, located at the James Reese Career and Technical Center, reopened to the public Oct. 12. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Bend ISD's student-run restaurant, The Grill, located at the James Reese Career and Technical Center, reopened to the public Oct. 12.

The Grill offers dine-in and carryout service from 2:30-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The restaurant's menu features a number of in-house, handmade dishes and limited selection from Sugar Land-based Pepperoni's.

“The combination of locally developed entrees and Pepperoni’s menu items will benefit both our customers and our culinary students,” said Meredith Wattasek, FBISD career and technical education director, in a news release. “Customers get a variety of items from which to choose, and our students gain real-world knowledge of working for a franchise.”

Restaurant guests can enter The Grill using door A3 labeled "Restaurant" at the Reese Center. Orders must be picked up by 5 p.m., and payments can be made by credit card or mobile device.

The Grill is one of FBISD's four enterprise learning labs, which provide real-world experience to students, located at the Reese Center. In addition to the restaurant, FBISD students run a salon, an auto repair shop and an early education center.


For more information and The Grill's weekly menu, visit www.fortbendisd.com/thegrill.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.