Cooking Fever - Smokey Grill BBQ Strategy Guide

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Smokey Grill BBQ Restaurant Strategy Overview

Cooking Fever's Smokey Grill BBQ is a nice change of pace from the other restaurants.  In addition to serving your customers as quickly as possible, you will also be stoking the fires, trying not to burn food, and slicing your cooked BBQ before it can be served.  The addition of the Automatic Ginger Ale Dispenser is a huge benefit.  It becomes available sometime after level 27 for 20 gems, and you have 72 hours to purchase it.  The other nice thing about this restaurant is that some food upgrades increase the price of an item by as much as $4.  See the Strategy and Upgrade Tips at the bottom of this page for a list of the foods you should upgrade.  We were able to get 3 stars by only upgrading Kitchen items; we didn't need to do any Interior upgrades.

A unique restaurant for the most skillful chefs - Smokey Grill BBQ
Grill meat and sausages, wash them down with ginger ale and warm up your clients in the rough mountain weather!
Take on the new restaurant! Be the best chef in the Alpine Resort!

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

Kitchen ItemUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Availability
BBQ Smoker3000 + 4 gems5500 + 6 gems8000 + 8 gemsImmediately
Firewood3000 + 4 gems5000 + 4 gems7000 + 6 gemsImmediately
Meat Slicer3000 + 4 gems6500 + 7 gems8500 + 7 gemsImmediately
Briskets3500 + 3 gems5500 + 5 gems7500 + 7 gemsImmediately
Ginger Ale Tap3000 + 4 gems4500 + 7 gems5500 + 9 gemsImmediately
Ginger Ale3000 + 4 gems5000 + 8 gems7000 + 12 gemsImmediately
Tabletop08500 + 8 gems10000 + 8 gemsImmediately
Trays3000 + 4 gems5000 + 8 gems7000 + 12 gemsImmediately
Coleslaw80001200015000 +2 gemsLevel 3
Buns3000 + 4 gems4000 + 6 gems5000 + 8 gemsLevel 7
Hot Sauce800010000 + 2 gems12000 + 2 gemsLevel 10
Sausages3500 + 5 gems5500 + 9 gems7500 + 13 gemsLevel 13
Pickles3000 + 4 gems4000 + 6 gems5000 + 8 gemsLevel 17
Mashed Potatoes3000 + 4 gems4000 + 6 gems5000 + 8 gemsLevel 20
Bread3000 + 4 gems4000 + 6 gems5000 + 8 gemsLevel 24
Pretzels011 gems*Level 30

Interior Items and Upgrade Costs

Interior ItemQuantityUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Extra ClientsCustomer Waiting TimeTip Amount IncreaseTip Time Increased
Tables24000 + 3 gems***x*x
Tables14000 + 5 gems***x**
Standing Tables13000 + 2 gems4000 + 3 gems****x
Couches16000 + 2 gems7000 + 3 gems****x
Menu11000015000 + 2 gems****x
Warmers21000015000 + 2 gems****x
Furnace13000 + 2 gems4000 + 3 gems****x
Ski Lift18000 + 9 gems**x***
Umbrella24000 + 4 gems7000 + 7 gems***x*
Logo16000 + 2 gems7000 + 3 gems****x
Karaoke Machine14000 + 15 gems******

Level Guide

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.

LevelMinimum GoalNumber of GuestsPopular FoodsNoteworthy
110011$50 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Briskets to L1
211011Upgrade Trays to L1
312011Coleslaw now available; Upgrade BBQ Smoker and Meat Slicer to L1
413012Upgrade Ginger Ale Tap to L1
518012Ginger Ale$150 Completion bonus
620012Ginger AleUpgrade Ginger Ale Tap to L2
721013Ginger AleBuns now available
822013Ginger AleUpgrade Buns and Coleslaw to L1
932013Ginger AleUpgrade Ginger Ale to level 1 and Briskets to L2
1032514$300 Completion Bonus; Hot Sauce now available
1140014Upgrade Ginger Ale to L2
1245014Ginger AleUpgrade BBQ Smoker and Meat Slicer to L2
1346015Sausages now available
1450015Upgrade Sausages and Tabletop to L1
1551015Sausages$500 Completion Bonus
1652016Upgrade Buns to L2
1753016Pickles now available
1955017Ginger AleUpgrade Meat Slicer to L3
2056017$700 Completion Bonus; Mashed Potatoes now available
2170017Upgrade Pickles and Mashed Potatoes to L1
2272018Upgrade Sausages to L2
2373018Upgrade Tabletop to L2
2490018Bread now available; upgrade Trays to L2
2595019Bread$1000 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Bread to L1 and Trays to L3
26100019SausagesUpgrade Sausages to L3
27105019SausagesUpgrade Hot Sauce to L1
28115019SausagesUpgrade Tabletop to L3
29120020Upgrade Coleslaw to L2
30130020$1500 Completion Bonus; Pretzels now available
31140020Upgrade Ginger Ale and BBQ Smoker to L3
33160021Upgrade Mashed Potatoes and Pickles to L2
34170021Upgrade Buns to L3
35180021$2000 Completion Bonus
36185021Upgrade Hot Sauce to L2
37190022Upgrade Pickles to L3
38195022Upgrade Mashed Potatoes to L3 and Bread to L2
40220022$3000 Completion Bonus

Strategy and Upgrade Tips

  • The BBQ Warmer acts as a food warmer when opened.
  • Upgrade your BBQ Warmer.  The last level has a cooked food indicator.
  • Food is cooking 25% faster in the red heat zone
  • Opening the Fireplace will cause you to lose heat immensely.  Use this when you want to lose heat fast.
  • Be careful when adding firewood.  Put too much in and your food will be burned instantly.
  • Upgrade Brisket and Sausages quickly.  They provide an additional $4 per upgrade, whereas other food upgrades only increase by $2.
  • The Meat Slicer is painfully slow.  Upgrade it as soon as possible.
  • You will lose coins if you overfill your Ginger Ale mug.
  • Upgrade your BBQ Smoker to L2 or L3 before Sausages become available at level 13 for additional cooking space.
  • Orders become more complex after level 25.  Begin Interior Upgrades to increase customer patience.

Restaurant Tasks

Serve 50 brisket meat dishes100100*
Upgrade your BBQ Smoker to Level 1100100*
Get tips from every customer in one level100100*
Upgrade your Firewood to Level 1100100*
Upgrade your Meat Slicer to Level 1100100*
Serve 100 dishes with Coleslaw125125*
Upgrade every kitchen item to Level 1150300*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 1150300*
Serve 150 dishes with Sausages200200*
Upgrade your Colesalw to Level 2150150*
Upgrade your Hot Sauce to Level 3200200*
Upgrade your Sausages to Level 3200200*
Serve 3 glasses of Giner Ale in 6 seconds150150Extend customer waiting time by upgrading the following items in the INTERIOR UPGRADES window: Tables
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 2200400*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 2200400*
Complete 3 customer orders in 6 seconds150300Wait until 3 customers arrive. Then serve them as quickly as possible.
Serve 10 Pretzels150300Available after Level 30
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 3250500*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 3250500*
Complete every level with 3 stars300600*

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Kitchen View

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Automatic Ginger Ale Dispenser

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Three Stars

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Two Stars

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Status New

Cooking Fever Smokey Grill BBQ Purchase Screen


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