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Three Tips for a Highly Efficient Island Layout in Restaurant City

Three Tips for a Highly Efficient Island Layout in Restaurant City

The goal of Restaurant City is to have as effective and efficient of a layout as possible 

So that you can build your restaurant in a way that allows you to get more customers in, serve faster, and never lose anything in the process. That’s a tall order and one that millions have trouble with seemingly every day. After all, there are endless combinations of stoves and chefs, waiters, and tables to serve and if they don’t all work in tandem perfectly, you’ll be hard pressed to build the ideal restaurant you’re aiming for.

What Are Islands?

The first thing you need to learn about is the island layout – a special layout that all the Restaurant City gurus are using right now to get as many customers into their space as possible without lowering the quality of service. The goal of this layout is to keep all of your moving parts together. Rather than putting stoves and chefs in a corner somewhere and ignoring them, you will put them directly next to the tables where the waiters can then grab the food and then turn around and serve it. Think of your layout as a donut with the waiters in the middle and the chefs at the edges, spread out at intervals of about three tables.

This works well because waiters can reach every table in the island with a maximum of 2 moves in any direction. The chefs are right there for quick access and customers end up waiting far less time than if they were sitting on the other side of the restaurant.

It also leaves a ton of room in your restaurant for things like toilets, arcades, and a maze by your front door to direct traffic inward. If you have a kitchen and a serving area, all split up as it is when you first start playing the game, you’re going to be very hard pressed to maintain a good handle of the customer service rate you need to do well.

Mastering the Island Layout 

When you first get started, your island layout will be singular. All of your tables will go into one island with all of your chefs and waiters. This is the easiest way to do it because you can share waiters between the chefs and keep service moving. But, some people have been known to go out on a limb and start working with far more tables spread out across the entire restaurant – with two or even three islands.

This is a riskier proposition and one that may end up hurting you if it isn’t done properly. If you are considering having multiple islands, keep a few things in mind. First off, you need to have one chef for every 3 tables. Second, you should have a maximum of 5 chefs on the floor at any time. You can get away with 2 waiters for 5 chefs, or you can add a third waiter if you plan on staying logged in to clean your own toilets.

Whatever you do though, make sure to strike a good balance between the customers and your staff. Otherwise, you’ll quickly find it very hard to maintain your level of service given the lack of organization in your restaurant.

Check out my other articles for more tips on the Restaurant City Game.