Two big changes in this week's patch: more tutorials and dish rebalancing
There are two new features to help people learn the game; an interactive tutorial (accessed via the ? in HQ) and practice mode (accessed via the ? during the day). Practice mode lets you play in your restaurant without customers, so you can try new dishes/check if things are working as you like. When you exit practice mode, everything will reset
In 0.12, it was much easier to win by never taking any dishes. To balance this, dishes now reduce the number of customers you get each day slightly. Choosing a very complex set of dishes to make will now lead to comparatively few customers by the end of the game. I have also made some changes to the queue, so it should no longer be viable to have a restaurant with a very long queue outside. This should hopefully help prevent sessions becoming many hours long again.
There are two new features to help people learn the game; an interactive tutorial (accessed by interacting with the ? in HQ) and practice mode (accessed via the ? during the day).
Practice mode lets you play in your restaurant without customers, so you can try new dishes/check if things are working as you like.
You can also now restart the game from the beginning of the day if you fail in the first three days.
This feature is a work-in-progress and is not well explained in game yet
Upon completing a run (getting past day 15), you now have to option to take your restaurants to the next level, by converting five of your cards into a franchise. Loading a franchise into the tray in the contracts room before starting a run will enable you to start the next run with those cards, to play on with increased challenge.
Take your franchise as far as you can by completing runs, but be careful; if you lose, your franchise will end.
"Dish" options (the right-hand cards) now reduce the number of customers based on how hard the dish is, with dishes like Potato Salad and Stir Fry reducing most significantly. This means you can now pick a varied and challenging menu without having to deal with lots of customers
Name your restaurant
Interact with the sign at the door to rename your restaurant!