When placing it in the world, I’ve found that setting the lot type to “Visitor’s Allowed” is the best bet. Lots of visitors and you can take your Sims there for your dates, lunches, etc.
Even with this lot type you’ll be able to set up the It’s Business Time Industrial Oven just the way you want, even if you don’t own the lot. You simply won’t make any money off that lot unless you own it.
This is no ordinary stovetop! While you can fix a quick meal here, the magic really happens when you Hire a Chef and Set Your Menu! Setting your menu allows you to customize the type of dining experience you want for your bistro. Do you only serve vegetarian meals or the best cheesesteaks in town?You decide!
When you Hire a Chef a townie will appear to come work that oven. He or she will start prepping food in anticipation of that dinnertime rush.
You get to set what hours you want them to work and what level of Chef you want them to be— Line Cook, Sous Chef or Executive Chef. Higher levels open up better quality food and more recipes but demand a higher salary. Decide you want to demote your chef or if you choose not to promote them after long enough and they just might quit!
You’ll also want to set up what the mark-up is going to be. Higher quality food warrants a higher price tag but even that might not be enough to keep Frugal Sims happy.
Make sure you place plenty of menus around on tables and counters so you’re Sims can have a wonderful dining experience and the Chef will come out, take your Sims order and hurry to bring them their food!