New DRINKS Layout Change NEEDED

July 29, 2009

New DRINKS Layout Change NEEDED

icon:happy02icon:japaneseteaicon:osake02icon:osakeNew DRINKS on Restaurant City. icon:osakeicon:osake02icon:japaneseteaicon:happy02

It is totally refreshenning when there is something NEW upgrades periodically to maintain the FUN of the game.icon:heart04

However, in order to serve the new menu, DRINKS, "Soda Dispenser"icon:osakeor "Drinks Fridge" icon:osake02are needed to be installed. 

A little bit different from other menus, DRINKS are not prepared by cook but waiter. 
Therefore, the DRINKS machine has to be placed somewhere reachable by waiters.

New menu are fun and you are probably now too busy searching for ingredients and busy on trading. But, there is something that you need to bear in mind that if you are the one who aim for the best layout on functionality and popularity, you definitely need to change for a new layout to suit this new upgrade of RC.

New DRINKS added and it takes more time for a waiter to prepare a drink to serve where current number of waiters might just not enough to cope up with all the customers. Unsatisfied customers effect the popularity of your restaurant. 

Therefore, it is time for a CHANGE in your layout.icon:bikkuri04

Previously, my advice of the best layout was cooks and waiters on the ratio of 6:2 (if you have 8 staffs) with 2 islands-layout in order to achieve 50.0 popularity. Refer to image as following.

harupirca_old_layout I was able to maintain 50.0 of popularity without having toilets or video games with this layout.
But when DRINKS machine installed, it is no longer possible. Waiters take times to prepare DRINKS to serve and it is impossible to maintain the best popularity with the current ratio and layout.

You might need to either cut off a number of tables or assign more waiters compare to the current one.

I've tried a few layout to test which will be the best layout.

My 1st TRY

harupirca_new_layout_drinks_installed_1 My first attempt was just trying to maintain the ratio of my staffs which is 6 cooks with 2 waiters. This layout is obviously not going to work because the waiters are required to walk more steps and more works to prepare drinks and serve. Too busy for the waiters.icon:coldsweats02icon:sweat01icon:sweat01icon:sweat01

 My 2nd Try

I like this layout. But, still it doesn't go up to 50.0 of popularity. Waiters seems to be not enough to serve food from 6 cooks and at the same time preparing drinks! icon:weepicon:sweat01icon:sweat01icon:sweat01

My 3rd Try

harupirca_new_layout_drinks_installed_3 At the moment, I think this would be the best for it maintain the best 50.0 popularity with no doubt. Decrease 6 cooks to 4 cooks and assign 4 waiters instead. Then, your restaurants will work the best out of it! No major changing but minor changing does help a lot. icon:happy01icon:kira01icon:kira01icon:kira01

*By the way, the other 2 Drinks Fridges installed behind the dispenser are just for decoration for my own layout. They do not get in used for customers. Just think that they are for kitchen use.*  icon:bleah

Proving 50.0 popularity with the new layout! icon:confidenticon:sweat01


Good Luck! icon:smile icon:note

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Comments (18)

Hey, nice to read about your posts. I learnt a lot from them. By the way, do you have cleaners?

Another RC Addict...  | August 3, 2009 23:11

Hi, thank you for dropping by. =)
No, I don't have any cleaners. With my current layout I actually able to maintain 50.0 popularity even without cleaners or toilets. My toilets are just there for the interior. =)

Haruka  | August 4, 2009 00:47

Hello! ^_^

i was trying to search on if the barrel with tap is functional when i arrived to this page. interstinly, i have the same number of users as you have, and i dont have island setups. just one service area (im level18). what i do is to have 3 chefs to cook, 4 waiters, and a cleaner (which i sometimes make a cook when the CR is clean). i have a drinks and soda dispenser i placed at the back of my chefs, and i am serving 20 tbles. i get 50.0 ^_^ weee! i'll try to have your style too for a change!

Anonymous  | August 16, 2009 18:45

Hi! (^-^) Thank you for dropping by and the comment.
Yeah, I think there are a lot of ways to get 50.0 popularity. I have tried to time my current layout and other layouts where in the end I found out that my current layout gain gourmet points faster than the others tht i've tried. I was trying to maintain as smaller spaces for the waiters so tht they do not need to walk too much in order to serve. (This saves time and gaining GP faster)
I can change my cook to cleaner everytime when my toilets are clogged but most of the time, I just leave thm to be (^^;.
Thank you for sharing! I have a new entry about "stacking". Feel free to drop by too~! (^-^)

Haruka  | August 16, 2009 21:49

nice to read your post!
those information are helpfu!
thank you!

Grace Ling  | August 24, 2009 19:11

Uhm youre layout looks odd.One Soda dispenser is facing nowhere

BOB  | August 28, 2009 02:38

Hi Bob,
I purposely just placed one of the dispenser on each island facing the cooks for decoration.
Only one dispenser in each island is being used. (^-^)

Haruka  | August 28, 2009 03:22

Thank you Grace! (^0^)

Haruka Author Profile Page | September 24, 2009 02:12

I am quite interesed in this topic, hope you will elaborate more on it in future posts.

Here  | December 9, 2009 00:15

I completely agree, except for 1 point. But is minimal so not a big deal. Thanks for the share!

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Laveta Marcey  | January 16, 2010 09:32


I love this site, it's very nice :'D

but what if you just switch 1 of the tables on each island with a drinks fridge?

it works on me, I've got 50 pop all the time :D

Chris  | January 29, 2010 03:12

Thank you Chris (^^)
U mean 2 fridges on 1 island? I've got 50 popularity all the time too (^0^)

Haruka Author Profile Page | February 3, 2010 09:21

Your Rss doesn't work in my browser (opera browser) how can i fix it?

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