In The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack, players can create, own, and manage their very own Restaurant Venue. First off, you’ll need get those creative juices flowing and pick a name for your restaurant.
More important; however, is the choice of aesthetic. There are all sorts of possibilities for designing a unique restaurant, the only requirements being a bathroom, Host Station, Waiter Station, Chef Station, and some Dining Spots for your customers to comfortably enjoy their meal at.
There are three job positions that you’ll need to fill in order to run a well-oiled restaurant: Host, Wait Staff, and Chef. The host greets the customers and shows them to their table. The wait staff then takes their order and delivers their meal after it has been prepared by a chef.
From the Employee Settings menu, you can choose uniforms for your staff, and dictate the dress code of your customers.
One of the keys to running a successful restaurant is maintaining a balance between customer satisfaction and your profit margins. The quality of your restaurant will be judged on a five star rating scale based on its service, ambience, and food.
Once a patron has paid their bill, a star containing a number will appear over their head, indicating the rating they’ve given your restaurant. These Customer Reviews will dictate the overall star rating of your restaurant. You can view your restaurant’s rating through an interface shown in the trailer. It also lets you know the areas in which you could improve, and those in which you excel.
By improving your rating, you’ll earn points used for unlocking Restaurant Perks. Among the list of perks are extra wait staff positions, discounts on ingredients, and the Inspirational Speech social interaction.
As the owner, your Sim can chat up restaurant patrons, even offering to comp their meal, to increase your star rating. When a Food Critic stops by, you may want to recommend an ideal meal for him to taste. You don’t want to keep him waiting!
There are several preset food menus for the restaurant that you can choose from. Otherwise, you can customize your own menu, selecting each and every dish that your restaurant can serve.
There are four meal categories available for patrons to order from, including Appetizer, Main, Dessert, and Drink. Mix in some experimental dishes to make your restaurant’s menu stand out.
Among the new decorative objects in the pack are a new aquarium and a set of customizable signs. You can add all sorts of decals to the blank signs to represent your restaurant.
Look forward to experiencing all of this and more when The Sims 4 Dine Out debuts on June 7th!