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 Item||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Availability|
|BBQ Smoker||3000 + 4 gems||5500 + 6 gems||8000 + 8 gems||Immediately|
|Firewood||3000 + 4 gems||5000 + 4 gems||7000 + 6 gems||Immediately|
|Meat Slicer||3000 + 4 gems||6500 + 7 gems||8500 + 7 gems||Immediately|
|Briskets||3500 + 3 gems||5500 + 5 gems||7500 + 7 gems||Immediately|
|Ginger Ale Tap||3000 + 4 gems||4500 + 7 gems||5500 + 9 gems||Immediately|
|Ginger Ale||3000 + 4 gems||5000 + 8 gems||7000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Tabletop||0||8500 + 8 gems||10000 + 8 gems||Immediately|
|Trays||3000 + 4 gems||5000 + 8 gems||7000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Coleslaw||8000||12000||15000 +2 gems||Level 3|
|Buns||3000 + 4 gems||4000 + 6 gems||5000 + 8 gems||Level 7|
|Hot Sauce||8000||10000 + 2 gems||12000 + 2 gems||Level 10|
|Sausages||3500 + 5 gems||5500 + 9 gems||7500 + 13 gems||Level 13|
|Pickles||3000 + 4 gems||4000 + 6 gems||5000 + 8 gems||Level 17|
|Mashed Potatoes||3000 + 4 gems||4000 + 6 gems||5000 + 8 gems||Level 20|
|Bread||3000 + 4 gems||4000 + 6 gems||5000 + 8 gems||Level 24|
|Pretzels||0||11 gems||*||Level 30|
Interior Items and Upgrade Costs
|Interior Item||Quantity||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Extra Clients||Customer Waiting Time||Tip Amount Increase||Tip Time Increased|
|Tables||2||4000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||x||*||x|
|Tables||1||4000 + 5 gems||*||*||*||x||*||*|
|Standing Tables||1||3000 + 2 gems||4000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Couches||1||6000 + 2 gems||7000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Menu||1||10000||15000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Warmers||2||10000||15000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Furnace||1||3000 + 2 gems||4000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Ski Lift||1||8000 + 9 gems||*||*||x||*||*||*|
|Umbrella||2||4000 + 4 gems||7000 + 7 gems||*||*||*||x||*|
|Logo||1||6000 + 2 gems||7000 + 3 gems||*||*||*||*||x|
|Karaoke Machine||1||4000 + 15 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.
|Level||Minimum Goal||Number of Guests||Popular Foods||Noteworthy|
|1||100||11||$50 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Briskets to L1|
|2||110||11||Upgrade Trays to L1|
|3||120||11||Coleslaw now available; Upgrade BBQ Smoker and Meat Slicer to L1|
|4||130||12||Upgrade Ginger Ale Tap to L1|
|5||180||12||Ginger Ale||$150 Completion bonus|
|6||200||12||Ginger Ale||Upgrade Ginger Ale Tap to L2|
|7||210||13||Ginger Ale||Buns now available|
|8||220||13||Ginger Ale||Upgrade Buns and Coleslaw to L1|
|9||320||13||Ginger Ale||Upgrade Ginger Ale to level 1 and Briskets to L2|
|10||325||14||$300 Completion Bonus; Hot Sauce now available|
|11||400||14||Upgrade Ginger Ale to L2|
|12||450||14||Ginger Ale||Upgrade BBQ Smoker and Meat Slicer to L2|
|13||460||15||Sausages now available|
|14||500||15||Upgrade Sausages and Tabletop to L1|
|15||510||15||Sausages||$500 Completion Bonus|
|16||520||16||Upgrade Buns to L2|
|17||530||16||Pickles now available|
|19||550||17||Ginger Ale||Upgrade Meat Slicer to L3|
|20||560||17||$700 Completion Bonus; Mashed Potatoes now available|
|21||700||17||Upgrade Pickles and Mashed Potatoes to L1|
|22||720||18||Upgrade Sausages to L2|
|23||730||18||Upgrade Tabletop to L2|
|24||900||18||Bread now available; upgrade Trays to L2|
|25||950||19||Bread||$1000 Completion Bonus; Upgrade Bread to L1 and Trays to L3|
|26||1000||19||Sausages||Upgrade Sausages to L3|
|27||1050||19||Sausages||Upgrade Hot Sauce to L1|
|28||1150||19||Sausages||Upgrade Tabletop to L3|
|29||1200||20||Upgrade Coleslaw to L2|
|30||1300||20||$1500 Completion Bonus; Pretzels now available|
|31||1400||20||Upgrade Ginger Ale and BBQ Smoker to L3|
|33||1600||21||Upgrade Mashed Potatoes and Pickles to L2|
|34||1700||21||Upgrade Buns to L3|
|35||1800||21||$2000 Completion Bonus|
|36||1850||21||Upgrade Hot Sauce to L2|
|37||1900||22||Upgrade Pickles to L3|
|38||1950||22||Upgrade Mashed Potatoes to L3 and Bread to L2|
|40||2200||22||$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.
|Serve 50 brisket meat dishes||100||100||*|
|Upgrade your BBQ Smoker to Level 1||100||100||*|
|Get tips from every customer in one level||100||100||*|
|Upgrade your Firewood to Level 1||100||100||*|
|Upgrade your Meat Slicer to Level 1||100||100||*|
|Serve 100 dishes with Coleslaw||125||125||*|
|Upgrade every kitchen item to Level 1||150||300||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 1||150||300||*|
|Serve 150 dishes with Sausages||200||200||*|
|Upgrade your Colesalw to Level 2||150||150||*|
|Upgrade your Hot Sauce to Level 3||200||200||*|
|Upgrade your Sausages to Level 3||200||200||*|
|Serve 3 glasses of Giner Ale in 6 seconds||150||150||Extend customer waiting time by upgrading the following items in the INTERIOR UPGRADES window: Tables|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 2||200||400||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 2||200||400||*|
|Complete 3 customer orders in 6 seconds||150||300||Wait until 3 customers arrive. Then serve them as quickly as possible.|
|Serve 10 Pretzels||150||300||Available after Level 30|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 3||250||500||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 3||250||500||*|
|Complete every level with 3 stars||300||600||*|
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