Most everyone's heard of "Papa's Pizzeria", "Papa's Freezeria", and so on. At least, anyone who went on coolmath in middle school and pretended to be doing work instead of fooling around.
Essentially, the Papa Louie games involved owning and managing some kind of restaurant, whether it was one that sold wings, pancakes, cupcakes, donuts, and so on. You would have different customers come in, take their order, and make their food. There was only one person running the restaurant (you), which arguably would be rather inefficient in real life.Sometimes the games have different backstories behind them, such as destroying Papa Louie's car and having to work for him in order to pay him back. Or winning a ticket and getting to own a burger restaurant.
When I was younger, I spent the good part of a whole summer playing "Papa's Pancakeria", updating my status, unlocking new ingredients/customers, and so on. Yes, I had too much time on my hands, but it also taught younger me a lot about customer service.
For instance, you had the customers who were super picky about everything, and no matter how hard you worked to make their order as perfect as possible, they still only gave you a 75/100. Which, to be honest, is kind of like working any retail job in real life. Sometimes, you had to juggle several orders at once, and keep track of who ordered what. Some people tipped well, while others didn't tip at all. It was a challenge in time management, memory, and patience (as you waited for the food to cook) all at once.
Seeing as flash, the program which most of the Papa Louie games operate on, is being discontinued in 2020, this is kind of a final tribute towards them. They were one of my favorite childhood games, as I'm sure is true for many other people as well.