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May 1, 2012

Hi Cooks,

We want to inform everyone in our community that on June 29, 2012, EA will retire Restaurant City on Facebook and Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Both games will no longer be available for play. The decision to retire older games is never easy, as the development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them.

We realize this may be disappointing to fans of Restaurant City, but in order to focus our efforts in developing new and exciting titles, as well as bringing new content and updates to our existing popular games, the time has come to retire Restaurant City and Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition.

As a farewell gift, all players of Restaurant City and Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition will receive 1,000 simoleons in The Sims Social. This free gift is available now and can be claimed by clicking here. The Sims Social, one of the most unpredictable social games that allows players to experiment and play with life, is available for play on Facebook at

Additionally, players of Restaurant City on Facebook who currently have a balance of Cooking Cash will automatically have their Cooking Cash converted to SimCash (the premium cash currency in The Sims Social) on June 29, 2012. Players must first install The Sims Social in order to complete the automatic currency transfer. Please see the FAQ for additional information on converting Cooking Cash to SimCash.

We’d like to thank all of our loyal players who have continued to play Restaurant City and Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition!


April 19, 2012

Hi Cooks!

After spending some time in our secret laboratory, we’ve come up with some ‘monsterlicious’ recipes!

We got a lot of help from our new friends… They are quite the Trouble Makers! Click on the image above to learn more about these adorable monsters.

Dress your staff in the latest monster fashion and give your restaurant a Sci-Fi twist! Items are available this Thursday – check them out!

Have fun and good luck with this week’s challenges!

–  Maggie x


April 10, 2012

Hi Cooks!

This week will be out of this world – Get ready for some extra-terrestrial fun!

Join Maggie and Tommy as they explore space… Don’t forget your space suit!

Galactic recipes will delight your customers… Turn your restaurant into an astronomical phenomenon! Check below to see what we’ve got in store for you this week!

– Maggie x


April 3, 2012

Hi Cooks,

Don’t you just love this time of year? All the stores are stocked with chocolate treats, plush bunnies and beautifully decorated eggs…  And it’s no different here in Restaurant City!

We invite you to celebrate this Easter with us… Delicious recipes, tons of cute decorations AND some vintage items!  That’s right – Each week we’ll be bringing back old RC favorites, based on your feedback! Check out all the new (and old) recipes and items below!

One more thing: Don’t miss out on the Egg Hunt, time is limited… Can you find 100? Good luck!

– Maggie x


March 26, 2012

Hi Cooks!

I hope you have a great sense of humor ’cause this week RC will be full of silly pranks!

Here are some interesting facts about April Fools’ Day:

  • It is celebrated in several countries around the world on the 1st of April
  • The association of April 1st and ‘foolishness’ can be traced back to the year 1392
  • In France, Italy, and the Canadian province of Quebec – Paper fish are taped to people’s backs as a trick and ‘April Fish’ is shouted. French – ‘poisson d’avril!’ Italian – ‘pesce d’aprile’

Check out all of this week’s crazy recipes and items below… Items will be in the shop this Thursday!

Have fun and remember: April Fools’ jokes should always be funny – never mean!

– Maggie x



March 19, 2012

Hi Cooks!

Do you consider yourself a geek? I think we all have a few geeky traits!

Well… This week is all about letting your inner geek out! Computers, astronomy, chemistry, gaming, energy boosting drinks – who doesn’t love at least one of these?

Make sure to visit my restaurant for tons of great decorating ideas… New items will be available on Thursday!

Good luck with the challenges! ^_^

– Maggie x


March 13, 2012

Hi Cooks!

Do you love Maple Syrup? I sure do!

Spring is just around the corner… Farmers are busy collecting sap, so that we can all enjoy our pancakes :D! Join us this week at the Sugar Shack!

There are so many fun things to do here – Hay rides, sleigh rides, dancing to great music, and of course – tons of Maple Treats! Check out all the new recipes and items below!

Here are a few interesting facts about Maple Syrup:

  • Maple syrup is typically made from the xylem sap of Red Maple, Sugar Maple and Black Maple trees
  • It was first collected by the aboriginal people of North America and taught to European settlers
  • The Canadian province of Quebec produces about 75% of the world’s Maple Syrup, yearly!
  • Vermont is the largest producer in the US at 5.5%
  • Maple Syrup is graded based on its density and translucency

Have fun and good luck with the Challenges!

– Maggie x

Enjoy this great tune – Composed and played by Simon Lavallée, a member of our Playfish Team!

Check out more of his music here:


March 8, 2012

Hi Cooks!

It’s Spring Break! Get ready for a week of fun activities! Skiing, snowboarding, swimming, relaxing at the beach, volleyball, partying, dancing… Wish we had a whole month off!

Check out all of this week’s new items and recipes below – This list can also be viewed on the Facebook Fan Page, just click the Spring Break tab!

Spring is definitely in the air – Lots of exciting adventures and surprises are on the way… Stay tuned!

– Maggie x

Weather Week!

February 27, 2012

Hi Cooks!

Oh boy… What’s going on? One second it’s hot and sunny, the next it’s cold and windy… Even the recipes have taken a strange twist!

Grab your umbrellas, coats, and sunglasses… You’re in store for a week of Climate Chaos!

Tons of exciting Challenges and new decorating items await!

Make sure to stay tuned to the Fan Page this week, for lots of FREE gifts and Game Updates!

– Maggie x

February 20, 2012

Hi Cooks!

Like my new outfit? This week, Tommy and I are working at the theatre to make some extra cash. We’re hoping to attend the theatre gala this weekend… Tickets are expensive, but it will be worth it – all the stars are in town!

There is one problem though – we need Friday night off… Our boss isn’t very friendly, so we’ll have to be clever. Wish us good luck!

Attract stars to your restaurant by serving this week’s showstopping recipes and creating a glamorous decor! Whether you enjoy comedy, tragedy, or action – there’s something in store for you!

Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get cookin’ – The spotlight’s on you… Break a leg!

– Maggie x