Automatic Food Machines
Automatic food machines become available for several restaurants. These machines will automatically cook or prepare food for you, and food won't burn. They are upgrades that are offered at different levels; usually after Level 20. They also make it easier and more enjoyable to complete levels. You can purchased these with Gems (and sometimes also Coins), and they tend to be fairly expensive. The price also seems to vary among different Players.
The Automatic Machines are only available for a limited time (usually only 72 hours) after they become available. A good strategy is to make sure you have enough Gems available to purchase the machine before starting any level above 20. You won't get another chance to purchase the Automatic food machine once 72 hours have passed.
If you still need to upgrade your cooking tops after you have purchased the automatic machine, you can safely turn it off temporarily; you won't have to re-buy it in order to turn it back on again. You turn the machine on/off in the Kitchen Upgrades screen.
In some restaurants, they are a necessity in order to pass levels with 3 stars. In other restaurants, they are more of a luxury and make the restaurant more enjoyable to play, but aren't needed to pass restaurant levels with 3 stars. The guide below lists some of the upgrade costs for these machines, along with suggestions on whether you should buy the machine.
|Fast Food||Automated hot dog/hamburger cooker||10 to 15||Level 17||Save your gems. Don't buy this unless you really need it.|
|Cocktail bar||Automated ice maker||40||Level 27|
|Chinese restaurant||Automated shrimp/fish/chicken cooker||30-40|
|Breakfast bar||Automated sausage/egg/pudding cooker||30 to 40|| Level 31|
|Seafood||Automated seafood machine||50 to 70|| Level 27|
|Barcelona Sports Bar||Automatic Glazed Sticks Cooker||5000 coins and 10 gems||Level 27|
|Hell's Kitchen||Automatic Tuna Cooker||30||Level 27|
|Ice Cream Parlor||Automated waffle maker||30|
|Mexican Restaurant||Automated meat mincer||40||Level 27|
|Sunset Waffles||Automatic Waffle Maker||40||Level 27|
|House Of Crab||Automatic Zucchini Fryer||40|
|Smokey Grill BBQ||Automatic Ginger Ale Dispenser||20|
|Salad Bar||Automatic Lettuce Washer||40|
|Aloha Bistro||Automatic Laulau Wrapper||40|
|Thai Food Stall||Automatic Wok||30||After Level 27|
|Michelle's Cafe||Automatic Stroopwafel Maker||40|
|Sirtaka Taverna||Automatic Gyro Machine||40|
|Sandwich Shop||Automatic Soup Maker||30|
Questions, tricks or tips?
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