Restaurant Land is a game developed by Hoverboard Studios and published by Incline Entertainment in 2003 for Windows. It is a spin-off series of Bakery Land, where you cook foods and manage your restaurant for money, which you use to make more foods and add to your restaurant. You can hire employees for your store, post advertisements, cook foods, and more.
You must cook food and manage your restaurant for money so you can pay for more foods, better things, and upgrades. You can manage your restaurant however you see fit, pricing items how you like, and advertising how you like. You can buy lots in many different areas for new locations, which you can either set to run themselves or to be run by you. There are some different modes to play with different long term and short term goals.
Career Mode Edit
Keep your restaurant in business for as long as you can, and try to get as many customers and dollars as you can along the way. Plan everything carefully, as one small mistake could lose you thousands, or even millions of dollars.
Infinite Mode Edit
Do whatever you want! You have infinite amounts of money, everything unlocked from the start, and infinite building space!
Cash Confusion Mode Edit
You rapidly gain and lose money. Try and stay in business for as long as you can without going bankrupt!
There are many different foods and food items you can cook in the game. Below is a list of all of them, and their different varieties, along with drinks.
- Salad (Carrot, Caesar, Tomato)
- Steak (Well-Done, Crispy)
- Burger (Veggie, Hamburger, Cheeseburger)
- Fries (Crinkle-Cut, Shoestring)
- Grilled Cheese
- Sandwich (Sub, Ham and Cheese)
- Soda (Soda, Diet Soda)
- Juice (Orange, Apple)
- Milkshake (Chocolate, Vanilla)
Employees can be hired from the in-game phone book, and each one is different than the other. Some employees are better than others, and some are terrible employees that can do harm to the amount of cash and customers earned. Every employee gets a piece of the cash the restaurant earns, and their ranking determines the amount they get. (Ex. Janitors may get $100 per month, while cashiers may get $125.)
The game scored an average score of 89/100 on release. The game was praised by critics and gamers for having a large amount of possibilities on what could happen, among other things. The Cash Confusion mode was praised by critics for being a new, never-before-seen idea. The game was also criticized, mainly because of the unclear tutorials and bland areas surrounding the lot your restaurant occupies. As of December 2015, it has sold around 302,520 copies.