Although Rajendra Hariprashad was in the Marines, his most trusted weapon—the one that launched him into private enterprise as a business owner—was not a rifle, but a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse. During his four years of service, he taught students behind the wheel of his own compact sports car. When he was discharged and went back to New York, he shelved law-enforcement career ambitions and opened Ena's Driving School.
Today, the school teaches road safety to new and seasoned drivers alike. Along with prelicensing and defensive-driving classes, instructors lead motorcycle, CDL truck, and CDL bus lessons. Rajendra's business savvy and entrepreneurial acumen have won him press in Forbes, Fox Business, USA Today, and other media outlets. He even partnered with truTV's Impractical Jokers to prank students who were behind the wheel for the first time. Afterward, several neighbors and new customers called to inquire about classes and how to fit a spring-rigged banana-cream pie into the glove compartment.
Rajendra's law-enforcement career continues to remain on hold. "I'm lucky," he says about his driving school and other business ventures. "This is fun. I want to be in the open road."
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Since five brothers stamped their name on their own homemade ice cream recipe back in 1894, Hershey's Ice Cream has served sweet, frozen confections rich with real cream, juicy fruits, and nuts. Trucks deliver fresh cream and condensed milk to Hershey's Harrisburg plant each day, where the staff roasts nuts and creates confections with pure vanilla extract.
Garden Grove pairs an eclectic board of all-you-can-eat dishes, from Southern barbecue to seafood, with kid-friendly company in a park-inspired setting. The dinner buffet furnishes refillable plates for adults ($35.99) and kids ($14.99 for ages 3–9); children of less than three years or centimeters eat for free. After an afternoon of teacup-whirling, diners can recharge during Seafood Sensation night, with jumbo scallops and snow-crab legs, or during Mediterranean night, with entrees such as citrus-centric lemon chicken. Southern-barbecue nights sling south of the Mason-Dixon favorites such as pulled pork and barbecue ribs. Kids can always indulge in stacks of self-replenishing chicken nuggets and platefuls of mac 'n’ cheese.
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