Fast Food Restaurant Strategy Overview
Cooking Fever's Fast Food Court is the easiest restaurant and is immediately available when you first start the game. You will be cooking Hamburgers and Hot Dogs along with Colas and French Fries. An Automatic Burger and Sausage Machine becomes available for purchase at Level 17, costs 15 gems and is available for a 72 hour period; you won't get another chance to buy it later. However, this is one of those restaurants where you shouldn't need the Automatic Burger and Sausage Machine to pass levels with 3 stars. Unless you need to increase prices to pass levels with 3 stars, save up your gems for other restaurants and don't upgrade the cooking pans beyond Upgrade 2. The Level Guide below will provide suggestions on what and when to upgrade.
Your primary goal should be to play long enough to advance to XP Level 7, at which point the Casino will become available and you'll be able to win 15 gems daily.
Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability
We were able to acheive 3 stars by upgrading 81% of the items. The items we upgraded are highlighted below.
|Kitchen Item||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Availability|
|Cola Dispenser||150||600||700 + 5 gems||Immediately|
|Cola||800 + 5 gems||900 + 5 gems||1000 + 10 gems||Immediately|
|Burger Fry Pan||600||700||800 + 5 gems||Immediately|
|Burger Patties||700||800||900 + 5 gems||Immediately|
|Hamburger Buns||700||800||900 + 5 gems||Immediately|
|Hot Dog Grill Pan||600||700||800 + 5 gems||Level 4|
|Hot Dog Tabletop||0||400||600||Level 4|
|Hot Dog Buns||700||800||900 + 5 gems||Level 4|
|Sausages||700||800||900 + 5 gems||Level 4|
|Food Warmer||300||400||500||Level 4|
|Lettuce Leaves||400||500||600||Level 11|
|Deep Fryer||500||800||900 + 5 gems||Level 18|
|French Fries||800 + 5 gems||900 + 5 gems||1000 + 10 gems||Level 18|
|Cupcakes||0||3 gems||5 gems||Level 21|
|Interior Item||Quantity||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Extra Clients||Customer Waiting Time||Tip Amount Increase||Tip Time Increased|
|Arcade Machine||1||1800 + 5 gems||2000 + 7 gems||2200 + 10||x||*||*||*|
|Tree||1||900||1000||1200 + 3 gems||*||*||*||x|
|Disco Ball||1||1300 + 3 gems||1500 + 3 gems||1700 + 5 gems||*||*||x||*|
Use this level guide to help develop your playing strategy.
Number of Guests - This number can be an indicator of how much people will order and what they may be ordering. After Level 15, a low number of guests might mean that they will be ordering multiple menu items or it could be an indicator that there won't be enough earnings to get 3 stars unless you hand out treats or increase the price of the popular items. A high number of guests might be an indicator that many guests will be just ordering beverages or an add-on item instead of the main dishes.
First Orders - These are the first food items that customers will be ordering when the Level starts. There is a slight delay before the first customer shows up, so use this information to prepare their orders in advance and get a jump start on the level.
Popular Foods - These are menu items that are ordered often during the level. Prepare these items in advance and store them on your Tabletop or on warmers so that they are ready to hand out as soon as they are ordered. Upgrading these items before starting the level can also increase your level earnings.
Noteworthy - This is extra information that might be helpful during the level.
|Level||Minimum Goal||Number of Guests||First Orders||Popular Foods||Noteworthy|
|1||90||9||Only Hamburgers and Cola||$10 Completion Bonus; Only Hamburgers and Cola|
|2||100||10||Only Hamburgers and Cola||Only Hamburgers and Cola|
|3||110||10||Only Hamburgers and Cola||Only Hamburgers and Cola ; Upgrade Food Warmer to L1|
|4||130||11||2 Hot Dogs, Hamburger, Cola||Burger and Cola||Hot Dogs now available|
|5||150||13||3 Hamburgers, 3 Colas, Hot Dog||$200 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Burger Fry Pan to L1 and Coca-Cola Dispenser to L2|
|6||160||15||2 Colas, Hot Dog, Hamburger||Hamburger|
|7||180||15||3 Colas, 3 Hot Dogs||Upgrade Hot Dog Grill Pan to L1|
|8||190||14||3 Colas, 3 Hot Dogs, 1 Hamburger||Hamburger||Ketchup now available|
|9||195||16||2 Colas, 2 Hamburgers||Upgrade Hamburger and Hot Dog Tabletops to L2|
|10||200||16||3 Colas, 3 Hamburgers||$300 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Burger Patties to L1|
|11||210||15||3 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers||Hamburger||Lettuce now available; Upgrade Sausages to L1|
|12||220||17||3 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers||Hamburger with Tomato||Tomato now available|
|13||234||16||4 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers||Colas, Hot Dogs|
|14||240||16||3 Hot Dogs, 4 Colas||Hot Dogs||Upgrade Ketchup, Lettuce Leaves and Tomatoes to L1|
|15||245||17||3 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers||Colas, Hot Dogs||$400 Completion Bonus|
|16||260||20||2 Hamburgers, 3 Colas||Re-play levels 11-15 to get more coins|
|17||275||16||3 Hamburgers, 2 Hot Dogs, 3 Colas||Upgrade Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Buns to L1;|
|18||280||19||3 Colas, 1 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburgers, 1 French Fry||Colas||French Fries now available|
|19||285||18||2 Colas, 2 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburgers, 2 French Fries||Upgrade Deep Fryer to L1; Buy the Cooking Machine if available|
|20||290||19||1 Cola, 4 Hamburgers||Hamburger||$500 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Burger Patties, Sausages, Ketchup, Lettuce Leaves, and Deep Fryer to L2|
|21||300||21||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dog, 2 French Fries||French Fries||Upgrade Tomatoes to L2; Replay Levels 16-20 for Coins which should also advance you to XP Level 7 by now; making the Casino available. Head to Casino and place 4 $500 bets to get 15 gems (remember what time you won! You will have to wait 24 hours plus 1 minute to win gems again).|
|22||310||21||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburgers, 1 French Fries||Cola||Upgrade Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns to L2|
|23||320||18||4 Colas, 1 Hot Dog, 1 Hamburger, 3 French Fries||Ketchup and Fries||Upgrade Ketchup, Lettuce Leaves, Tomatoes to L2|
|24||330||21||3 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 1 Hamburger, 2 French Fries||Begin upgrading Interior Items that only require Coins; replay previous levels if necessary|
|25||335||23||2 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers, 3 French Fries||Hamburger||$600 Completion Bonus|
|26||350||19||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburgers, 4 French Fries|
|27||370||18||4 Colas, 1 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburger, 1 French Fry||Hot Dogs and French Fries|
|28||390||25||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dog, 1 Hamburger, 4 French Fries||Hamburger and Cola||Lots of customers: Pre-cook and serve Hamburgers quickly|
|29||405||19||3 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 3 Hamburgers||Hamburger and Cola||Upgrade Deep Fryer to L3 and French Fries to L1|
|30||415||25||2 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 1 Hamburger, 1 French Fry||French Fries||$700 Completion Bonus; Lots of customers: Pre-cook and serve French Fries quickly|
|31||425||27||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dog, 2 Hamburgers, 3 French Fries||Hamburger||Lots of customer: serve quickly|
|32||435||26||1 Cola, 4 Hot Dogs, 3 French Fries||French Fries|
|33||445||29||1 Cola, 2 Hot Dogs, 1 Hamburger, 3 French Fries||Hamburgers and Hot Dogs|
|34||455||26||1 Cola, 1 Hot Dogs, 2 Hamburgers, 4 French Fries||Hamburgers then Hot Dogs|
|35||470||25||2 Colas, 2 Hot Dogs, 3 Hamburgers, 3 French Fries||Hot Dogs and Colas, then Hamburgers||$800 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Coca-Cola Dispenser to L3|
|36||475||27||3 Colas, 3 Hamburgers, 1 French Fry||Hot Dogs, Colas, French Fries||Upgrade Coca-Cola to L1|
|37||485||26||1 Colas, 3 Hamburgers, 1 Hot Dog, 4 French Fries||French Fries|
|38||500||27||1 Cola, 3 Hot Dogs, 5 French Fries||Hot Dogs with Ketchup|
|39||510||24||1 Hot Dog, 3 Hamburgers, 2 French Fries||Hot Dogs|
|40||520||25||1 Cola, 3 Hot Dogs, 1 Hamburger, 4 French Fries||$1000 Completion Bonus|
Strategy and Upgrade Notes
- As you first start this restaurant, and as soon as you have enough coins, begin upgrading your Cola Dispenser, Pans, and Tabletops to Level 2. Don't upgrade your Pans beyond Level 2.
- Don't do any upgrades that require gems.
- The Automatic Burger and Sausage Machine becomes available at Level 17 for 15 gems and it will only be available for 72 hours. However, you should save your gems and not purchase it unless you really need it.
- Beginning at Levels 15-20, you will need to start upgrading coin-only interior items to increase customer waiting time and tip time.
- Replay levels a few times so you can quickly increase your coins and XP
- Once you have the French Fry machine (it appears at Level 18), get in the habit of routinely clicking on the Fryer throughout a level to keep it fully stocked at all times even when its already full. It doesn't refill itself automatically like the Cola Dispenser.
- Fully upgrade your Kitchen Tabletop by Level 20, but no later than Level 30.
- Upgrade your Cola Dispenser no later than Level 10.
- Replay levels to increase your stars, increase your XP, and earn 20,000 coins which you will need for the Bakery.
|Purchase one upgrade that increases customer waiting time||5||80||Go the the INTERIOR UPGRADES window and upgrade one of the following items: Disco Ball, Tree, Flower Pot|
|Increase your usable tabletop space||3||30||*|
|Use up a kilogram of meat||5||30||*|
|Upgrade your burger pan to level 1||5||40||*|
|Upgrade your hot dog pan to level 1||5||50||*|
|Use up a gallon of cola||3||20||*|
|Upgrade your cola to level 1||10||60||*|
|Purchase one upgrade that increases tips||5||70||Go the the INTERIOR UPGRADES window and upgrade one of the following items: Disco Ball, Tree, Flower Pot|
|Serve 5 meters of sausages||5||30||*|
|Get 100 free coins||3||40||*|
|Get 1 free gem||3||60||*|
|Burn one dish||3||30||*|
|Serve 3 colas in 7 seconds||10||60||Serve three colas one after another as quickly as possible. To be able to do this, COLA DISPENSER must be upgraded to level 3|
|Upgrade every ingredient to level 1||15||120||*|
|Upgrade every appliance to level 1||15||100||*|
|Purchase all the spaces on the tabletop||15||150||*|
|Fill the whole tabletop with meals||5||50||There needs to e 3 hanburgers and 3 hot dogs on the tabletop at once. Hamburgers and hot dogs may include any or no additional ingredients (salad, tomato and ketchup)|
|Upgrade your burger pan to level 3||10||70||*|
|Serve 4 hamburgers in 6 seconds||20||150||Prepare 3 hamburgers in advance and leave at least one patty on the warmer. Wait until enough clients order hamburgers at once and serve them really quickly|
|Upgrade your hot dog pan to level 3||10||70||*|
|Upgrade your deep fryer to level 3||10||60||*|
|Upgrade French fries to level 3||10||90||*|
|Upgrade every table and barstool to level 1||15||150||*|
|Increase your tips by 5 coins||20||200||The items in the INTERIOR UPGRADES window that increase tips: Disco Ball, Tree, Flower Pot. Every time you upgrade one of them your tips increase by the amount written in the items info. Upgrade enough times for tips to increase by 5 coins.|
|Order an extra customer||20||100||Go the the INTERIOR UPGRADES window and upgrade the following item: Arcade Machine|
|Increase the customer waiting time by 10 seconds||25||200||The items in the INTERIOR UPGRADES window that increase waiting time: Table, Bar Stools, Television. Every time you upgrade one of them your customers waiting time increase by the amount written in the items info. Upgrade enough times for waiting time to increase by 10 seconds.|
Questions, tricks or tips?
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