Tips to Playing Solo
- Take the extra menu complexity! The more complex your menu, the less visitors you get. On Overtime 14 in tier 3 franchise I still only had to deal with 10-12 visitors because I took all the extra recipe cards.
- The more desserts you have, the easier desserts become. 3 coffees at once is hard. 1 coffee, an apple pie and an ice cream, is much easier, because you’re not waiting on just one machine.
- Place tables right on the other side of the window so you can serve them directly. You now operate a diner
- Blocking a door makes another window. Diagonals mean that you now have space to serve 3 extra tables.
- Learn about conveyers. Upgrade one to a grabber. Place the grabber next to a veggie box. Make it go to a mixer. You now have a cut ingredient ready to go (see what else can you do with automation!)
- I find the hardest solo menu to be burgers and hot dogs. I find the easiest to be pies, salad, steak, fish, and pizzas.
- As always, don’t take Affordable theme. Charming works because you’re often close to the counter if you use the serving window trick mentioned above. But Exclusive is always good. Formal isn’t as necessary with the serving window usually covered by rugs and kitchen protectors.
- Mashed potato is a great addition! One mashed potato can go in a freezer, and can continue to serve for days and days on end. I’ve had my freezer since about day 5, now Overtime 16 and only restocked it 3 times!
- Plate the food cooking on the stove, instead of running around the kitchen. Speeds things up for me at least.
- As always, the two-seater tablecloth is great since they share 1 food between two customers.
- If you aren’t doing the diner window and are running out to the dining area, get an ordering terminal so you can take orders remotely.
PlateUp is a new roguelike management that features the chaotic environment of a kitchen and merges it with restaurant management. If you’re one who’s always wanted to work as a chef or handle your restaurant, this is the game for you.
Since this is a relatively new game, many players are yet to understand the gameplay or how to manage their restaurants well. So in this article, we’ve lined up some helpful PlateUp beginner guide: tips and tricks.
PlateUp Beginner Guide: Tips and Tricks
Purchase a Research Table
Players should be able to buy one on their first day unless they didn’t get it in the blueprints. Once you have it, place it next to the cabinet and also put any upgradable blueprint in the cabinet. On workdays, be sure to fill the research bar in order to upgrade.
Prioritize Upgrading Your Sink First
Sometimes you’ll notice yourself losing, this is because of the dishes. Both the dishwasher and power washer are very important, so be sure to upgrade your sink whenever possible. If you place an extra set of plates in the dishwasher, your work becomes so much easier.
Place Dining Tables in the Kitchen Doorways as Well as the Counter that Divides the Lobby/Kitchen
Although you’ll be locked in the kitchen, you won’t need to leave because you can directly plate your customers and take their plates from the kitchen when you do this. Also, placing your sink next to one of these will act as a 2 for 1 one cleaning a plate and the mess on the ground.
Put Plates on Tables Before Taking Orders
This works especially when there’s no variation on your menu items. Placing an extra space on your counters can be helpful when you’re starting to get overloaded. So if you’re giving out food to multiple customers, you’ll have 2 plates instantly.
Picking up Dirty Plates and Putting them Back Down
You can actually pick up a dirty plate, put it back down and the customers will still sit at the table. This is useful when you notice the line of customers outside is becoming impatient or if there’s no more room for dirty dishes in the kitchen.
Doesn’t Hurt to Over Prep Some Meals
This is a pretty obvious tip in the game but as long as the customers can wait, get a pizza and serve it amongst four customers. You can also use the oven as another placeholder after cooking an extra pizza.