The Headquarters (or Lobby) is the base of operations where players spawn upon loading the game. Each room in the HQ plays a role in preparing players to start or continue a restaurant.
In multiplayer, players join the HQ of the host, who determines the availability of Floorplans and Recipes (in the Office), end-of-game rewards (in the Garage), and Franchises.
Click any room to navigate to the relevant section
The Bedrooms can accommodate up to four players. They offer customisation options for each player's costume, hat, and color. These are all available on a fresh profile, and have no effect on gameplay.
Interact / Grab to cycle between costumes.
Interact to cycle between character colors.
The Tutorial button is located to the right of the kitchen and left of the first bed room. Interact to start the Tutorial, which covers the basics of gameplay. Starting and then leaving the Tutorial refreshes the selection of Floorplans and Mains in the
The save table is located in the centre of the hq. Interact with the correct save file to load into the saved game.
The Office allows players to select the Floorplan and Main Recipe for a new run. There are also unlockable options to play on preset Seeds.
Recipe Slots at Levels 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Floorplan Slots at Levels 3, 8, and 9
Recipes at Levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15
Larger Floorplans at Levels 4, 10, and 11
Settings at Levels 3, 4, and 5
Grab a floorplan and Recipe from their shelves and place them in the corresponding slots. Choosing a Seeded Run locks in a floorplan, while continuing a Franchise locks in a Recipe. Both slots must be filled before starting a new run in the Garage.
Unlocked at Level 6
Daily and Weekly Seeds
These preset Seeds are the same for every player. The Daily Seed changes at 12:00am UTC every day, and the Weekly Seed at 12:00am UTC every Monday. During limited time Events, they typically feature floorplans in the current Event Setting exclusively.
Unlocked at Level 6
Once players unlock this room, they can see their level, steam achievements, and the foods and floorplans are available to them based on their experience level.
This is a preset seed that is the same for all players. Unlike the Daily and Weekly Seeds in the office, the Weekly Speedrun measures your fastest time using the in-game timer and compares it to all other players. If workshop mods are enabled, your time will not count, and will not be uploaded to the Steam Leaderboard for comparison. Your percentile will be displayed as 99%. The Weekly Speedrun changes at Midnight UTC every Monday.
For information on speedrun.com speedruns, where run any food anytime with Livesplit, visit the Speedrunning page.
Further information: Franchise Cards
Franchising allows players to view, scrap, or continue any Franchise – a selection of Cards carried forward from a previously successful run, which can be replayed in a new restaurant.
Unlocked upon first completing. Remember you neeed to complete the run for the room to unlock. Day 15
This preview shows XP values, but not Expected Groups modifiers. Each of the listed Cards will come into immediate effect upon starting a new run with the selected Franchise. If this run fails to surpass Day 15, the Franchise and all of its Cards are lost from the HQ.
The Garage stores Appliances and other items earned by completing runs. They can be combined, rerolled, and taken along to kickstart a new run.
Unlocked upon first receiving an end-of-game reward
Players may store more than 25 items, since multiple items can occupy a single slot, though only one is visible. If a stacked item is picked up and cannot be placed back again, go to Menu > "Remove Input". The item is dropped, and will be replaced in its slot upon returning to the HQ.
Grab any one or two items from the Storage Racks and place them in the Loading Bay. The chosen items will appear on Day 1 of a new run in cardboard boxes, and can be immediately opened for free.
See section on Workshop Combinations.
All players stand here to start a new run, once a floorplan and Recipe have both been placed onto The Plan (in the Office). Ensure that any items to be taken on the run are placed in the Loading Bay, and the desired Franchise is selected (if any).
Do not use this option to continue a previous save. Instead, go to Recover Save in the Hall. Good luck!
Three different pools of end-of-game rewards are available, depending on how long the run lasts. In order to be eligible for a reward, players complete the specified day. Only the host will receive the reward in their HQ.
The Extra Life (Days 2 and 8) and Upgrade Kit (Days 8 and Overtime) are exclusively end-of-game rewards, and cannot be purchased as Blueprints during a run. Additionally, the Upgrade Kit is the only reward which cannot be taken into a run, and is instead intended for use in the Workshop (see below).
The Workshop at the top of the Garage allows multiple items to be recycled into a single new item. All possible combinations are listed below, along with example Appliances.
Any two identical items grants a random base item
Any three different items grants a random base item
Two different upgraded items grants an Upgrade Kit
One Upgradable item and one Upgrade Kit grants its upgraded item