Archive for March, 2010

Do you need an eggsplanation?

March 30, 2010

Easter is here! But before go look at the items that will be available on Thursday at midnight GMT, let´s have a quick look at other things that the Restaurant City team have done to the game this week.

When you send free-gifts, there is now a chance that you can randomly find easter eggs to send! Can you find them all? You read from the blog post last week, we at that time started another easter egg hunt that took place inside your friends restaurants. This easter egg hunt is still ongoing, but with a small change. Instead of getting a 500 coins finders-fee you will now get an actual easter egg if your friends claim their egg after you have posted to their wall.  But, remember to get the egg your friends need to first claim their egg, and then post a “thank you” note on your wall by posting a feed from the game. You can then collect your egg. There are in total, 8 different eggs to collect through this.

Do you like hiring and firing? You can now post a feed to your friends wall if you fire them, and tell them why! 😉

If you feel your customers are looking more different from before, then you are right. As the clothes your customers wear is now randomly selected between all the costumes from the costume changing items placed in restaurant. And you can now place your Garden items inside your restaurant!

And one more thing, the photos that you take and post to your Facebook album is now bigger, they are not 720×720 – that should make it easier to spot those important details!

Now, to the items – remember that the items are not available right now, but they will become available on Thursday at midnight GMT. Also remember that most of you are now on daylight savings time, so midnight GMT may occur one hour later for some of you!

For the outside, there are of course eggs, and lots of them! The Easter Egg Roof is an animated item, while the other items such as the Egg Tree or Daffodil are decorative items.

   
  Easter Egg Roof  
Egg Tree Bunny Decor Daffodil
 
Large Blue Spotted Egg   Large Green Spotted Egg
Pink Egg Decor Red Egg Decor Orange Egg Decor
 
Blue Egg Decor   Green Egg Decor

There are more eggs for the inside of your restaurant! But you also need to check out the Spring Goddes Statue who will spawn flowers under your customers feet, and not forget that Pet Chick or the Pet Bunny who both will wander around inside your restaurant. And of course, you just need to have that Giant Chocolate Egg!

Spring Chair Spring Table Long Spring Table
Spring Toilet Spring Goddess Statue Egg Tree
Pet Chick Pet Bunny Spring Drink Dispenser
Spring Stove Chick Decor Easter Vase Decoration
Dark Spring Grass Spring Wallpaper Spring Grass
 
Primula Primula Vialii Lily
Daffodil Chicken Coop Mother Hen
Green Egg White Egg Happy Egg
Orange Egg Blue Egg Purple Egg
 
Red Egg   Pink Egg
   
  Giant Chocolate Egg  
 
Spring Divider Block   Spring Divider

And let´s not forget the new dishes for the week! Hot Cross Buns for dessert, Easter Lamb with Herbs for main and Hot Easter Chocolate drink! mmm, I think it sounds really good, and I am sure that if you learn these dishes so you can serve them up in your restaurant that your customers will love them too!  Note that these dishes are all limited dishes. You need to unlock them (get them to at least level 1) before the 26th of April in order to keep them on your menu.

Hot Cross Buns Easter Lamb with Herbs Hot Easter Chocolate

This week we are also celebrating the launch of Hotel City! That means you can now buy avatar items and dress yourself and your staff up as Hotel City Bellboys!

Bellboy Hat Bellboy Shirt Bellboy Hat

Again, the items will not be available until Thursday at midnight GMT.
That´s it! Make sure you leave your feedback! 🙂

Let´s go to outer space!

March 23, 2010

Hello restauranteurs! Have you come down to earth since the Big Apple week?  Well, it is now time to take a trip up into space, as this week is all about the abnormal and space inspired interior! And as it is soon Easter, it has some easter items mixed into it all as well, as for those that celebrate Easter the cravings for chocolate bunnies is starting to become big at this time of year!

As it is soon Easter, there is of course an Easter egg hunt going on in Restaurant City at the moment. You can find easter eggs by visiting your friends restaurants. It works like the lost-wallet function that was added a few weeks ago. So when you visit your friends restaurant, and if an egg is found you are told that via a pop-up, you can then choose to publish to your friends wall that you have found an egg for them. If your friend claims the egg and choses to post a “thank you” wall post to you, you receive 500 coins as a finders-fee! The eggs are decorative eggs that can be placed in the restaurant. There are different eggs to collect, can you find them all?

If you don´t celebrate Easter and don´t know what an Easter egg hunt is all about, you can read about it on wikipedia:

Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime.

The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in Pagan celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians (…)

The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning. Otherwise, they are generally put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird’s nest.

One change that I hope will be welcomed as well, is that when you post a feed from your recipe menu to ask for ingredients you can now choose up to 3 ingredients to ask for in the same wall post. This means less wall posts if you are wanting a lot of different ingredients.

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The St Patrick’s day items have now been removed from the free-gift feature. Now there are new items to send as free gifts, there is now a Chocolate Bunny, Chick Figurine, Easter Spices and an Easter Egg that you can send to your friends!  And the important thing about these items are that they are actually ingredients! You need them in order to learn the all-new Cute Chocolate Egg recipe! The recipe is limited by the way, and you need to learn it by 26th of April to keep it.

Chocolate Bunny Easter Spices
Chick Figurine Easter Egg
Cute Chocolate Egg (limited dish)

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That´s it for Easter this week, so let´s continue with the big theme this week that is the Space Theme! You have never before seen as many items as we have in the stores for you this week, the Restaurant City team have gone mad! 🙂

For the outside you need to check out the awesome animated items! The UFO Roof and the UFO are must haves if you go for the Space theme. The UFO animates  as it sends laser beams and explosions! The Space Monkey and Alien Plant are also good items, that are also animated! And among all these space items, there are some Easter items as well, like the Egg Basket Decor. Remember though, that the items cannot be purchased before midnight GMT on Thursday!

UFO Roof Space Monkey Floating UFOs
Alien Plant UFO
Chocolate Egg Decor Egg Basket Decor Chocolate Bunny Decor

If you think the Cute Chocolate Egg was a crazy recipe, then I don´t know what you are going tho think about the other recipes that we have added this week!  This week there are 4 limited-time dishes added! I have already written about the Cute Chocolate Egg, which expires on April 26th. The other dishes added this week are definitely out of this world! You need to check out the Moon Cheese Cake for dessert as well as the Meteor Crater Surprise which is also a dessert.  And not to forget the Zero Gravity Fruit for starter, which I heard rumours about has something special in store for you if you are able to get it to level 10! Will you be the first to get the Zero Gravity Fruit to level 10 and find out what the surprise is?

Zero Gravity Fruit (starter) Meteor Crater Surprise (dessert) Moon Cheese Cake (dessert)

As these items are limited-time dishes, it means that you need to get them to at least level 1 before the time runs out, else, they will disappear from your menu. You have until the 26th of April to unlock the Zero Gravity Fruit recipe, while the Meteor Crater Surprise must be unlocked before the 12th of April while the Moon Cheese Cake can be unlocked up until the 19th of April.

If you have not unlocked the recipes (got them to at least level 1), before the time runs out, they will disappear from your menu.

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There is also quite a lot of avatar items this week, many of you have requested that we do more avatar items, and this week we have listened! So you can find all kinds of crazy space inspired clothing this week to dress up your own avatar as well as uniforms for your workers!

Digitron Space Helmet Oooo Space Helmet
Black Space Pants Black Space Shirt Black Space Helmet
Red Space Pants Red Space Shirt Red Space Helmet
White Space Pants White Space Shirt White Space Helmet

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As I mentioned earlier in this blog post, the Restaurant City team have gone mad this week with the items! That means that there are a lot of functional items this week for the interior of your restaurant, let me go through the functional items on it´s own as they are all really cool! Again, remember that the items will be available at midnight GMT on Thursday, not a moment before! 🙂


Scifi Drink Dispenser

Designed to serve Plutonian Lava Juice, but equally comfortable with lemonade.
Effect: Serves drinks 10% faster.

Ray Gun Stove

In the future we´ll cook everything with ray guns. The future is now. It´s also the fastest ever grill at time of writing! What more do you need to know?

Effect: Cooks 25% faster.

The Ray Gun stove is available until April 22nd only!

UFO Grill

Works great in xero atmosphere conditions, also cooks a decent burger on earth.

Effect: Cooks 8% faster.

The UFO Grill is available until April 22nd only!

Alien Statue

Turns unsightly restaurant garbage into… unsightly green alien goo.

Effect: Turns garbage into green goo.

Alien Monolith

The astronauts who found this had no idea what it was actually for — then they looked in the mirror.

Effect: Gives your customers alien masks.

Hypnotic Artifact

Our earth hypnotists would give anything to use this mysterious artefact from the Moon.

Effect: Makes customers wait a second longer (effect is not stackable)

Purple Alien Pet

This charming little fellow from Venus wanders around your restaurant scaring customers.

Effect: Hangs out in your restaurant.

Hover Loo Red

Because the space age experience shouldn´t stop just because you need the bathroom.

Effect: Works without breaking 5x longer and works 50% faster.

Hover Loo Blue Designed by the US space agency. Astronauts sometimes need to use the bathroom really fast.

Effect: Works without breaking 5x longer and works 50% faster.

Phew, that was a lot of functional items!! But there is still more to come this Thursday. You need to check out the animated Black Hole Door as well as the Scifi Table and Chair. Also note the very cool Star Scape Wallpaper for the proper spacey atmosphere and the Moebius Strip Sculpture is a must-have if you are going for the space theme.

Signal Projector Moebius Strip Sculpture Meteor
Moon Crater Moon Sand Black Hole Door
Scifi table Scifi Chair Metal Panels
Star Scape Wallpaper Bloblian Alien Statues
Floating Planet Slime Container Egg Nest
Decorative Egg

That was a lot if items! I told you the Restaurant City team had gone mad this week! Remember that  if you are in London, you will get the items at Midnight on Thursdays, if you are in Los Angeles, you will get the items at 5pm on Wednesdays,  if you are in New York, you will get the items at 8pm on Wednesdays and if you are in Hong Kong, you will get the items at 8am on Thursdays. These are all local converted times, to convert the time from where you live, you can use this timezone converter.

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There is also a huge sale happening in Restaurant City this week! Make sure you do not miss it!  Check out the stores for the full overview of the items that are for sale this week! It is too good to miss!

As always, we love hearing from you, so make sure you leave your feedback!

Have a fun-filled Restaurant City week everyone!

New York, New York!

March 16, 2010

We hope you liked the Hawaiian theme we put on for you last week! But this week it´s time for something else! This week you can take a bite of the Big Apple 😉 I am sure you guessed from the title of the blog post already, that the theme this week is New York!

You would of course not expect nothing else than two new dishes this week, I am sure. And what is more suitable than a Giant Pretzel and a Pastrami Sandwich?  Large, soft and salty pretzels are traditionally sold from street vendor carts in New York City. And if you feel inspired and would like to make your own, here is a suggestion for a recipe, Giant Pretzels are delicious!

This recipe is taken from recipezaar.com

8 pretzels

Ingredients
•    1 cup water, plus
•    2 tablespoons water (at 70 to 80 degrees)
•    3 cups all-purpose flour
•    3 tablespoons brown sugar
•    1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
•    2 quarts water
•    1/2 cup baking soda
•    kosher salt

Directions
1.    Preheat oven to 425.
2.    Place water, flour, sugar & yeast in a large bowl.
3.    Mix and knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes.
4.    (Add 2 TBS of flour after a few minutes if needed).
5.    Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
6.    Divide into 8 balls.
7.    Roll each ball out into 20-inch ropes and form into pretzel shape.
8.    In a large sauce pan, bring water and baking soda to a boil.
9.    Drop pretzels into water 2 at a time, boil for 10-15 seconds.
10.    Remove with slotted spoons and drain on paper towels.
11.    Place pretzles on a greased baking sheet and bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
12.    Spritz or lightly brush with water.
13.    Sprinkle with salt and Enjoy!

Anyway, for Restaurant City, the Giant Pretzel is served as a starter, while the Pastrami Sandwich is served as Main Course.  Both items are limited dishes – so you better start collecting those ingredients! 🙂

Giant Pretzel Pastrami Sandwich

New this week is the option to convert your purchased Playfish Cash into Restaurant City coins. It is simple to do this and you do it by clicking “Add Coins”  and then click on “Convert Playfish Cash to coins”  with the value you want and your coin total is updated immediately.

We have updated two of the ingredients you can send to your friends as a free gift. Available ingredients this week is Pineapple, Coriander, Garlic and Coconut.

There is this week also a sale in the shops, so go check out the great items that are for sale. I need to mention the Snow Machine which creates falling snow in your restaurant which is on sale for less than half price! Now is definitely the time to invest in the Snow Machine! You can check out the other items that are up for sale by checking the stores!

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The Gourmet King have also had an update to the items, recipes and ingredients you can share to your friends by finding him! Remember that the Gourmet King does not give you any items if you find him, he only gives you the option to share with your friends. If one of your friends find him and post to their wall, when you click on the link you will be given the item specified. With the new Toy Figurine and the Flower Bed among others, now is the time to go Gourmet King hunting! Note that a number of the items you can get from the Gourmet King are exclusive to this feature and you cannot get the items in any other way!

Valentine Decor Heart (indoor) Toy Figurine (indoor) Single Rose (indoor)
Romantic Tree (indoor/garden) Blooming Cactus (indoor/garden) Cafe Metal Sign (outdoor)
Red Ramen Sign (outdoor) Flower Bed (outdoor) Pink Bell Flower (outdoor)
Burger Figurine (outdoor) Gignerbreadman Open Neon Sign (outdoor) Prankster Tiki Mask (clothing)

As you can see there are a number of exclusive items that you can only get through the Gourmet King.  But we have done some further changes, we have also updated the recipes and the ingredients that you can get from him, the recipes you can now share and claim from the GK are:  2010 Cake and Meat Platter!

While the ingredients that he can give are the following, it is quite some list! 🙂

  • Ice
  • Tuna
  • Pomegranate
  • Prawn
  • Mushroom
  • Lime
  • Pasta
  • Lobster
  • Oregano
  • Onion
  • Lamb
  • Coffee Beans
  • Cream

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Have you shared your email with Restaurant City yet? If not, now is the time to do it! As there is now a new item in the game that can only be bought if you have shared your email,  it´s the awesome animated Manhole! There are going to be more items in the future that are available only if you share your email, and remember we will never share your email address with anyone else and we will never send you any unwanted messages.

Manhole (obtainable only if you have shared your email)

Phew, okay, that was a lot already,but I know what you are impatient for – the items that will be available on Thursday! Remember that  if you are in London, you will get the items at Midnight on Thursdays, if you are in Los Angeles, you will get the items at 4pm on Wednesdays,  if you are in New York, you will get the items at 7pm on Wednesdays and if you are in Hong Kong, you will get the items at 8am on Thursdays. These are all local converted times, to convert the time from where you live, you can use this timezone converter.

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So, for the outside of your restaurant this week we will be providing you with everything you need in order to create the perfect NYC atmosphere and look!  You definitely need to check out the Moody Clouds which changes between sun and rain, just like the weather in New York, or so they say! I personally like the Skyline Roof, I think it looks awesome! Any of the lamp posts are of course must-haves, and the animated NYC Taxi is also a must have if you are going for the New York  theme.

Skyline Roof NYC Taxi Grand Central Roof
Subway Decor Street Signpost Classic Street Lamp
Giant Monkey Decor Graffiti Sticker No Parking Sign
Cafe Banner Statue of Cookery Moody Cloud

Your staff will of course need a makeover in order to fit in with the New York theme, so this Thursday there are more new avatar items!  The I ❤ RC T-shirt is my personal favourite!

I ❤ RC T-Shirt Ripped Jeans Denim Skirt

And now for the indoor items!  We are adding more tile varieties this week as well as the very cool Broadway Poster which is animated! You also need to check out the hilarious Hotdog Cart stove which will make your chefs cook   20% faster. You also need to check out the Statue of Cookery who will, when placed in your restaurant, make your customers more patient. (adds 1 second to their waiting time, effect does not stack). I am not sure if your customers will enjoy rain inside your restaurant, but if you want you can buy the Rain Cloud which will make it rain! The more Rain Clouds you place in your restaurant, the more it will rain!

Dark Pavement TIle Light Pavement TIle Tarmac Road Tile
Park Table Park Bench Broadway Posters
Graffiti Street Lamp Cityscape Painting
Hotdog Cart Stove Fire Hydrant Traffic Cone
I ❤ RC Poster (fan gift) City Wall Rain Cloud
Skyline Picture Fine Table Lamp Fine Chair
Fine Table Fine Tall Mirror Stylish Vase
Skyline Wallpaper Taxi Wallpaper
Statue of Cookery

That´s it for the items this week, I hope you will enjoy the theme! Oh, and by the way, don´t be scared if you see a dialogue appearing when you are in your restaurant that asks you to go and help your friends in their restaurant, it is just a new feature we have added!

As always, feedback welcome! Enjoy!

We´re going to Hawaii!

March 9, 2010

We hope you enjoyed the Rock theme last week! This week for something entirely different, this week the theme is Hawaii. Since it is still winter here in Norway, being able to dream my way to the warmer parts of the world keeps me going through the cold winter nights. I´ll hope you´ll enjoy this theme!

Last week we introduced the new gifting system, we have had a lot of feedback about it – I thank you all sincerely for all the feedback we have received! All in all we do know that you are enjoying sending free gifts to your friends! This week there are some updates to this gifting mechanic, the updates are only that there are new items, but there is a twist! So, you can still send 4 different employee foods (these have not changed), you can send 8 Rock Theme items, however there are only 4 of them that are randomly displayed so if your friend wants a special something, you need to check out what you can send every day!  You can now also gift 4 different ingredients, the ingredients you can now send to your friends are these:

As you can see, there are two new ingredients this week, the Pineapple and the Coconut! Don´t know what these ingredients are used for? Read on, there are two new dishes as well this week! In addition to these two new ingredients, there are also St. Patrick´s Day items that are exclusive to the gift-sending-feature! Don´t you know what St. Patrick´s Day is? Then take a read of this wikipedia article.

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) colloquially St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day that celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on 17 March.

The day is a national holiday of Ireland: it is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. It is also a public holiday in Montserrat. In Poland, Canada, United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland), Australia, the United States and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but is not an official holiday.

Shamrock Table Shamrock Chair Shamrock Wallpaper
Lucky Pot of Gold Shamrok Tiki Mask

So what can you use that Coconut and Pineapple for? Well, no other than a Hawai´ian Pizza and the Pineapple Smoothie. Yummi! The Pineapple Smoothie is a permanent addition, while the Hawai´ian Pizza is a limited dish that you need to learn before the  5th of April.   The ingredients you need to collect for the pizza is: Pork, Ham, Pineapple and Tomato. While for the smoothie you need to collect these delicious ingredients: Pineapple, Coconut, Mango and Banana.

Pineapple Smoothie Hawai´ian Pizza

By the way, did you know that the Hawai´ian pizza is the most popular pizza in Australia? At least according to this wikipedia article:

Hawai’ian pizza is a pizza that usually consists of a cheese and tomato base with pieces of ham, onions, and pineapple. Some versions include bacon, shrimp, green pepper, mushrooms and/or jalapenos, but the version with ham and pineapple only is the most common. It is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales.

Despite its name, Hawai’ian pizza is not a Hawai’ian invention. In Italy, “Hawaiian” pizza is considered to be a German invention (or a German modification of Italian cuisine), similar to the Toast Hawaii. A Canadian restaurant owner named Sam Panopoulos claims to have first come up with the idea of placing pineapples and ham on a regular pizza in 1960 at the Family Circle Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.

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So, what are the items you will see in the shops later this week? Well, I am about to tell you! First up there are some new avatar items this week! That´s 4 different tiki masks that you can dress yourself and your employees up in! And, this themed with the Tiki Statue that will make all your customers wear tikimasks, don´t get confused about who are your employees and who are not! I don´t think your customers would enjoy you ordering them to was the toilet! 😉

Angry Tiki Mask Cool Tiki Mask
Dark Tiki Mask Prankster Tiki Mask
Tiki Statue (inside functional item)

And for the inside items for this week, I need to tell you about the Magic Water Tile, which your customers cannot walk on. And you have to check out the Coconut Tree that is animated as well as the Tropical Drink Decor. The Bamboo Grill will allow your chefs to cook  2% faster and it is a must-have if you are going for the Hawaiian themed restaurant! Check out other decorations such as the Turtle, the Shark Fin and the Scooba Gear! And there is no two ways about it, you need to put either the Sunrise or the Sunset Wallpaper on one of your walls,they are both gorgeous!

Shark Fin Turtle Sand Decor
Sand Tower Decor Starfish Beach Chair
Scooba Gear Bamboo Grill Bamboo Window
Bamboo Table Bamboo Chair Red Hibiscus Bush
Yellow Hibiscus Bush Bamboo side-table Tropical Drink Decor
Sunset Wallpaper Sunrise Wallpaper Bamboo Wall
Dark Bamboo Wall Bamboo Flooring Magic Water Tile
Coconut Tree Hammock Merlin

We´re nearly there, I hope you are still reading! 😉   The outside of your restaurant has to match that of the inside, so on Thursday you need to check out the Bamboo Hut Roof and the Hula Girl Statue!

Hawaiian Banner Sand Castle Hula Girl Statue
Hammock Decor Torch Decor Bamboo Hut Roof

And as if this was not enough, there is a sale going on as well in the shops this week! Lots of items up for sale, including Cash

That´s it, I hope you´ll enjoy the items we have in stores for you! And as always, please leave your feedback, we always enjoy reading your comments! Have a great Restaurant City week!

Rock On!

March 2, 2010

Restaurant City has just been updated! The theme this week as I am sure you can guess of the title of the blog, is Rock! Not as in the stone, but as in the music!

In addition to the new items that will be released on Thursday at midnight in the GMT timezone, we have also added some new things to the game this week, I hope you´ll the changes the team have made for you!

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Do you find it difficult to know what friends on your friends list are new to the game? Are you finding it difficult to know who you have visited to get a first-visit-ingredient? Well, no more! You will now see a tag of New! for friends you have not visited before. This makes it easier to know who are new on your friendslist and who you need to visit to get a free ingredient!
The recipe sorting changed a few weeks back, now it has changed again!  Tutorial recipes now displays first. It will then show you limited recipes sorted by expiry time. Then it will display the new recipes and finally the remainder of recipes are sorted by the order of when they were added to the game. I understand this is a bit confusing with all these changes, but we hope this latest tweak to the recipes will make it easier to use and easier to understand how the recipes are sorted!

You will also notice that the ingredient rarity calculation have changed. So, the ingredient rarity are now calculated based on the in-game scarcity as well as the approximate usage in dishes.   You will also know that the Playfish Cash price for  the ingredients are determined by the rarity rating, which means that the lower-rarity ingredients are the cheapest to buy.

  • 5 stars: Cheese, Vanilla, Egg, Cream, Flour, Strawberry, Beef, Rice, Salad, Sugar, Milk, Potato  (8 Playfish Cash)
  • 4 stars: Pork, Garlic, Chocolate, Bayleaf, Coffee, Beans, Tea, Leaves, Water, Coriander, Tomato, Bread, Chili, Saffron, Wasabi (7 Playfish Cash)
  • 3 stars: Chicken, Prawn, Lemon, Oregano, Mango, Ice Cream, Ginger, Basil, Lime, Sausage, Butter (6 Playfish Cash)
  • 2  stars: Leek, Lobster, Onion, Ice, Pasta, Sweetcorn, Lamb, Peas, Tuna, Pomegranate, Mushroom, Noodles (5 Playfish Cash)
  • 1 star: Tofu, Banana, Peach, Kiwi, Apple, Turkey, Pumpkin, Raisins, Carrot, Dragon, Fruit, Orange, Bacon, Pepperoni, Beans (4 Playfish Cash)

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I mentioned in the forum before the weekend that new free gifts would “soon” become available. Some of you were asking what “soon” meant. Well, the free gifts are now here for you to send to your friends!

There are two different categories for the free gifts that you can send to friends: Employee Food or Decorative Items. The employee foods and Decorative item categories are self explanatory, so I won´t dwell on the details. And also, for each gift your friends accept, you will get a mystery item! So it´s an all-round good deal to send gifts! Note that the Decorative items are exclusive to the free gifts feature and that they cannot be purchased in the stores! You will see a full list of the items that are available to send as free gifts alongside the items that will appear on Thursdays! The twist is, you can start sending the decorative items for the Rock theme already today!

Note also that some of these gifts are level-gated that means that in order for you to send some of the free gifts, you  need to be at a certain level.

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This week there are also two new permanent additions to the recipes that you can learn.  The Monster Burger for Main Course, which by the way uses no less that two beef,  I am sure this burger is not for those picky eaters! And then there is the new Starter dish, the Mega Nachos.

From Wikipedia, about Nachos, there are many different variations for Nachos, but we hope we have captured the essence of it in Restaurant City!

Nachos are a popular corn-based food of Mexican origin associated with Tex-Mex cuisine that are can be either made quickly to serve as a snack or prepared with more ingredients to make a full meal. In their simplest form, nachos are simply tortilla chips or totopos covered in melted cheese. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with melted cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeño peppers.

There are many big burgers in the world, but have a read about one burger that is definetely big:

In America the challenge to create the world’s biggest burger is one that is taken very seriously indeed. It began with the imaginable 6 pounds of meat used to make the “Olde 96er” at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.  (…)
Since its launch on to the menu, the Olde 96er has drawn attention from all over the world. The pub itself challenges eaters to finish the burger within 3 hours to make it onto the Denny’s wall of fame and receive the burger for free. Many challengers have tried to eat the burger within 3 hours and most have failed, including veteran competitive eating star Eric “Badlands” Booker.

Monster Burger (Main Course) Mega Nachos (Starter)

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Is your avatar searching for his/her inner rock star? This week you can create a Restaurant that will help unleash the musical side of life! Music is a popular trend right now and you can with help of the ites that will be available at Midnight GMT on Thursday create the ultimate rock´n´roll themed restaurant!

As for the item releases, this means that if you are in London, you will get the items at Midnight on Thursdays, if you are in Los Angeles, you will get the items at 4pm on Wednesdays,  if you are in New York, you will get the items at 7pm on Wednesdays and if you are in Hong Kong, you will get the items at 8am on Thursdays. These are all local converted times, to convert the time from where you live, you can use this timezone converter.

Okay, so for the inside of your restaurant this week there will be some great items available! You definitely need to check out the animated Stage Lights and the Stage Lights Column, these two items look fantastic on their own, but if you theme them up with the Rock Star Table (only available through free gift), the Drumset and the Electric Guitar, you are definitely at the starting point of creating something truly special!

And make sure you do not miss out on the Music Note or the DJ Stove.  The DJ Stove will help your chefs cook their food 5% faster, while the Music Note will spawn music notes inside your restaurant, the more Music Notes you have, the more music notes will be spawned (no sound).

Stage Lights Gig Speaker (only available through free gifts) Stage Crate (only available through free gifts)
Guitar Chair Drum Table Cymbals (only
available through free gifts
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Snare Drum (only available through free gifts) Bass Drum Electric Guitar
Gig Microphone Dark Blue Wall Dark Blue Carpet
Spiky Wall Stage Light Column Rock Star Table  (only available through free gifts)
Rock Star Chair  (only available through free gifts) Drumset Bongo Drums (only available through free gifts)
Gold Record White Wall Mounted Guitar Pink Wall Mounted Guitar (only available through free gifts)
picture coming soon
Barrier Keyboard Stagelit Wall
Music Note DJ Stove

For the outside of your restaurant this week we are banking on you being able to theme up these two fantastic roofs we will be adding with items that are already existing int he shops! I know that I am going to have great trouble whether to buy the Dueling Guitars or the Musical Roof, they both look absolutely fantastic! And make sure you check out the new Rock Banner as well as the Red Motorbike, they are must-haves!

Musical Roof
Dueling Guitars Red Motorbike Rock Banner

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And I have one more thing I need to tell you about this week! You can now find missing wallets/purses in your friends restaurant when you help them out! You do not always find missing wallets/purses, but make sure you visit your friends in order to see if you can find any!

If you find a missing wallet/purse, you need to post a feed. The feed will be posted not on your wall, but on your friends wall.  If your friend chooses to claim his/her missing wallet/purse they will receive 500 coins! And if they at that time chooses to give you a reward for finding the wallet/purse, they can post a feed to your wall where you can accept a 500 coins finders fee! But remember, only you and your friend who are posting the feeds on each others wall can accept the free coins, any other friends who click on the feed will not receive anything. So make sure you check your own profile for missing wallets/purses and finder-fee posts from now on!

Phew, that was a lot of information in one blog post! I hope you like the changes we have done to the game, we love getting feedback so make sure you post yours below!  Have a fun-filled Restaurant City week!