Salad Bar Restaurant Strategy Overview
Cooking Fever's Salad Bar is located in the Alpine Mountains and serves a variety of Ham or Bacon salads and a veggie wrap. Oddly, the salad bar doesn't offer salad dressing. Which is probably a good thing, because all the lettuce washing and chopping of each ingredient that is necessary is hard enough. Fortunately, an Automatic Lettuce Washer becomes available after Level 27. It is available for 72 hours only, and costs 40 gems. It's a necessity just to keep up with orders. So if you don't have enough gems to buy it, don't play above Level 25 until you have 40 gems.
- Don't forget to eat your vegetables!
- Salad Bar is coming to the Alpine Resort!
- Eat healthy and serve delicious salads, vegetarian smoothies and wraps!
- Get Your Green On in this new, fresh and exciting restaurant!
See the Strategy and Upgrade Tips at the bottom of this page for more insider tricks to passing levels.
Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability
We were able to get 2 stars on all levels by upgrading the items highlighted below:
|Kitchen Item||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Availability|
|Lettuce||3000 + 4 gems||6000 + 8 gems||9000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Washing Sink||4000 + 5 gems||8000 + 10 gems||12000 + 15 gems||Immediately|
|Cutting Board||4000 + 5 gems||8000 + 10 gems||12000 + 15 gems||Immediately|
|Tabletop||3000 + 4 gems||5000 + 8 gems||7000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Plates||3000 + 3 gems||5000 + 7 gems||7000 + 11 gems||Immediately|
|Smoothie Dispenser||3000 + 4 gems||5000 + 8 gems||7000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Smoothie||3000 + 4 gems||6000 + 8 gems||7000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Chicken Oven||3000 + 5 gems||6000 + 9 gems||9000 + 13 gems||Immediately|
|Chicken Breast||4000 + 5 gems||8000 + 10 gems||12000 + 15 gems||Immediately|
|Tomato||3000 + 3 gems||5000 + 7 gems||7000 + 11 gems||Immediately|
|Cucumber||3000 + 3 gems||5000 + 7 gems||7000 + 11 gems||Level 3|
|Bacon Oven||3000 + 5 gems||6000 + 9 gems||9000 + 13 gems||Level 7|
|Bacon||4000 + 5 gems||8000 + 10 gems||12000 + 15 gems||Level 7|
|Food Warmer||10000||15000 + 2 gems||20000 + 2 gems||Level 7|
|Olives||2000 + 3 gems||4000 + 6 gems||6000 + 9 gems||Level 10|
|Tortilla||3000 + 3 gems||5000 + 7 gems||7000 + 11 gems||Level 15|
|Yogurt||3000 + 3 gems||5000 + 7 gems||7000 + 11 gems||Level 15|
|Feta Cheese||7000||14000||21000 + 2 gems||Level 20|
|Chocolate Strawberry||0||11 gems||Level 25|
Interior Items and Upgrade Costs
We were able to get 2 stars on all levels by upgrading the items highlighted below:
|Interior Item||Quantity||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Extra Clients||Customer Waiting Time||Tip Amount Increase||Tip Time Increased|
|Tables||1||3000 + 3 gems||4000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||x||*|
|Orange Tree||1||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Flowers||1||10000||15000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Feedback Board||1||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||*||*||x||*||*|
|Lights||2||4000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||*||x|
|Mini Garden||1||10000 + 10 gems||*||*||x||*||*||*|
|Logo||1||4000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||x||*||*|
|Salad Bar||1||3000 + 3 gems||4000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||x||*|
|Menu||1||4000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||x||*||*|
|Side Tables||1||4000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||*||x|
|Product Stand||1||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems|
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. This includes upgrade strategy recommendations.
|Level||Minimum Goal||Number of Guests||Popular Foods||Noteworthy|
|1||70||12||*||$50 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Plates to L1|
|2||80||12||Upgrade Lettuce, Tabletop, Smoothie and Chicken Breast to L1|
|3||110||12||*||Cucumber now available|
|4||140||12||*||Upgrade Cucumber and Tomato to L1|
|5||160||13||*||$150 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Smoothie Dispenser and Smoothie to L2|
|6||180||13||Smoothie||Upgrade Plates to L2|
|7||185||13||*||Bacon Oven, Bacon and Food Warmer now available; Upgrade Washing Sink, Bacon, Food Warmer and Cutting Board to L1|
|10||220||14||*||Olives now available; $300 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Washing Sink, Lettuce, and Cutting Board to L2|
|12||270||14||Smoothie||Upgrade Olives to L1|
|13||300||14||*||Upgrade Bacon Oven to L2|
|14||310||15||Bacon||Upgrade Cutting Board and Washing Sink to L3|
|15||315||15||*||Tortilla and Yogurt now available; $500 Completion Bonus|
|16||400||16||*||Upgrade Chicken Breast and Bacon to L2|
|17||460||16||*||Upgrade Food Warmer to L2|
|20||550||16||*||$700 Completion Bonus; Feta Cheese now available; Upgrade Tortilla and Yogurt to L1|
|21||560||17||Wraps and Smoothie||Upgrade Feta Cheese to L1|
|22||600||17||*||Upgrade Food Warmer, Lettuce, Chicken Breast, Bacon to L3|
|23||750||17||*||Upgrade all remaining food items to at least L2 and Plates to L3|
|24||900||17||*||Upgrade Smoothie Dispenser to L3|
|25||950||18||Smoothie||$1000 Completion Bonus|
|27||1250||18||*||Upgrade Chicken Oven and Bacon Oven to L1|
|30||1330||19||*||$1500 Completion Bonus|
|31||1340||19||*||Upgrade Chicken Oven and Bacon Oven to L2|
|35||1550||21||*||$2000 Completion Bonus|
|39||1850||22||Wraps and Smoothie||To pass this level, ignore the guy wanting 3 wraps.|
|40||2050||22||*||$3000 Completion Bonus|
Strategy and Upgrade Tips
- Lettuce is used in every dish. Upgrade it first!
- The Cutting Board is very important. Upgrade it first!
- Upgrading the Cutting Board significantly reduces the amount of taps needed to chop food.
- Upgrade your Washing Sink and Cutting Board to Level 3 as soon as possible.
- By Level 15, begin making Interior Upgrade to increase customer patience.
- Chicken Breast and Bacon upgrades increase price by $4.
- Smoothie and Lettuce upgrades increase price by $3; all other food items upgrade price by $2.
- Before Level 24, you will need to have upgraded all you Kitchen food items to at least L2
- Upgrade your Tabletop to L2 after you get the Automatic Lettuce Washer
- Begin upgrading Interior items by Level 30 to increase tips, and by Level 35 to increase patience.
- Without any Interior upgrades, Levels 25, 37, 39 and 40 required giving out Chocolate Strawberries in order to get 3 stars.
- The Automatic Lettuce Washer becomes available after Level 27.
|Serve 100 Salad dishes||50||100||*|
|Serve 100 Smoothies||50||100||*|
|Get tips from every customer in one level||75||150||In order to extend customer tipping time, go to the Interior Upgrades window and upgrade the following items: Orange Tree, Lights, Side Tables, Flowers|
|Complete the Levels 1-10 with 3 stars||75||150||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 1||50||100||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 1||50||100||*|
|Serve 200 dishes with Olives||100||200||*|
|Serve 200 dishes with Feta Cheese||100||200||*|
|Complete the Levels 1-20 with 3 stars||75||250||*|
|Upgrade your Chocolate Strawberry to Level 2||100||200||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 2||100||200||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 2||100||200||*|
|Upgrade your Food Warmer to Level 3||150||300||*|
|Upgrade your Flowers to Level 3||150||300||*|
|Serve 300 Wraps||150||300||*|
|Complete 3 customer orders in 6 seconds||150||300||Wait until 3 customers arrive. Then serve them as quickly as possible.|
|Serve 20 Chocolate Strawberries||150||300||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 3||200||400||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 3||200||400||*|
|Complete every level with 3 stars||250||500||*|
Questions, tricks or tips?
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