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8 tips for playing The Sims 4 Dine Out

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack is now finally available on multiple platforms including PC, Xbox One and PS4. If you’re stuck or looking for fresh new gameplay ideas for this Game Pack then we have some good news for you!

Here are 8 tips for playing The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack:

1) Start Simple

If you’re planning to run a busy restaurant then huge households just ain’t gonna do it. If you’re doing a fresh start then we recommend that you start slowly with one or two Sims in your Household. Focus later on expanding your household and work on their personality and career later – after you’ve reached 5 stars.

2) Start out Small

No one likes being swamped with responsibilities all of the sudden. Owning a restaurant means growing and nurturing it gradually. If your Household is full of Simoleons we recommend that you still start out by purchasing a small restaurant as training your household and your restaurant staff to run a successful business may take a few Sim days.

3) Build it yourself!

There’s nothing better than building an entire restaurant all by yourself! You don’t have to be an expert in building nor do you need some sense of styling interiors and exteriors – the process itself of creating a new restaurant is so much fun.

4) Pre-Made Restaurant Lots are your Friends

Not too keen on building an entirely new restaurant? Don’t worry! The pre-made Restaurant Lots created by Maxis is all that you need. As you progress make sure you add more unique finishing touches to your restaurant to make it stand out.

5) Create your own Menu

Personalizing your restaurant also means giving it a certain theme. You can modify your restaurant’s entire menu in the Restaurant Management settings where you can change which Drinks, Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts will be served. You can add plenty of recipes – including the ones that have been added in Packs before and after the release of Dine Out.

6) Give your Restaurant an overall Theme

Try to blend in your Restaurant with the rest of the neighborhood. Creating fish-themed restaurants down at the Spice Market in San Myshuno is a perfect blend. Adding unique gameplay objects and mixing and matching stuff from other Expansion, Game and Stuff Packs is also a good idea.

Fishy Joe’s Restaurant by LouCvz

7) Be observant!

Sometimes your staff just isn’t enough. As a restaurant owner it’s a good thing to check up on your customers every now and then. It’s also very good for getting your positive restaurant ratings faster!

8) Treat your Staff

Your restaurant staff is the biggest backbone of your business. Checking up on them and their skills regularly is a good thing to do if you want to achieve greatness. Paying for their training to increase their skills is a good shortcut towards success, but praising them and seeing how they’re doing every now and then is a better way towards good relations with your staff and your restaurant’s success.

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  • I build/play a lot of restaurants, my #1 tip for playing a custom build is: Don’t put a garbage can on the property. The wait stations act as garbage receptacles, and if you put trash cans on the premises the wait staff get confused and will basically have a 50% chance of never delivering your order.

    Also, make sure to place multiple wait stations so your staff don’t get backed up when the restaurant gets busy.

    Keep a good distance between tables, or use dividers, b/c otherwise every other sim will join in on your conversation.