Have you ever fantasised about building a restaurant from the ground up? Favourable property prices aside, it’s a dream most people will never realise. Well, until they learn about Restaurant Tycoon 2, at least!
Restaurant Tycoon 2 is a video game developed by Ultraw & Zynkuru on user-generated game platform Roblox. It was launched in 2020, two years after the release of the original Restaurant Tycoon. The game realises your dream of founding your own restaurant, building it from the ground up, designing your fancy cuisine, cultivating a clientele and becoming Roblox’s top restaurateur.
This is done by earning RT2’s primary in-game currency, known as ‘Cash’. It can be collected by completing the process of building your food-service empire, or converted from Robux – Roblox’s meta currency which can be purchased for real-life money. Cash is only one of RT2’s currencies, though. The other is ‘Diamonds’, which can be obtained by leveling up, redeeming codes (more on this later) or, once again, purchased with Robux. These two currencies are used to purchase everything in-game: coins are used to purchase the lion’s share of in-game assets, whereas diamonds are used to purchase Music, Packs, Vehicles and boost the morale of your employees.
The game starts you off pretty much where the realistic process of founding an eatery would: with an empty kitchen and a bunch of floor space. After you’ve spent some of your initial investment on some tables and chairs – you know, the essentials – you are able to begin serving your customers. Once you’ve worked through a few customers, you can begin purchasing more equipment, furniture, and even hiring a worker or two to help lighten the load.
As you work, you’ll spend a lot of time both interacting with customers and in the kitchen cookin’ up something special. You’ll continue to earn cash which you can use to bolster your menu and further expand your business. But employing workers opens up a whole new aspect to the game – levelling up and ‘happiness’.
As Chefs and Waiters learn from you and earn experience, they will slowly begin to level up as they attain certain Experience Points (XP) milestones. The higher the level of worker, the more the reward – in other words, the faster and more efficient they will work. The max level for each worker, no matter where they work or what their job is, is currently 15.
But be careful, once you start to employ workers, you’ll need to start worrying about keeping them happy. Happiness is a major feature in the game, which basically acts as a status meter for your staff. If a worker (beit a chef or a waiter) does too much work in a small amount of time, or is otherwise overworked, their happiness bar decreases. The lower your workers happiness, the slower they will level up, meaning that you will progress far slower. One of the most important ways to do this is by cleverly spending your Diamonds, which can only be attained in-game by leveling up. Other than that, just focus on keeping your workers happy. You can do this by ensuring they get breaks or temporarily closing your restaurant.
Active Restaurant Tycoon 2 Codes
Here are all the currently available promo codes for Restaurant Tycoon 2. These codes don’t last forever, so be sure to activate them ASAP!
Expired Restaurant Tycoon 2 Codes
These are all the codes that have recently become unavailable, meaning the developer has deactivated them or that they were time-sensitive and have now expired:
How To Redeem Restaurant Tycoon 2 Codes
It’s really easy to redeem promo codes for Restaurant Tycoon 2. Launch the game from the Roblox site and simply head to the Main Menu. Make sure you have a note of the code you wish to redeem. Tap the pink Shop icon in the interface. At the very top of that screen, you will see a button branded with the Youtube Logo titled Codes. From there, simply hit that and look for an input box titled ‘Type Code Here…’
Click on the box that says “Type Code Here…” and type in one of the fantastic active codes featured above. Then just press enter, or hit ‘Claim’, and you should receive your reward. Be sure to take note of when letters are capitalised and when they aren’t, these codes are case sensitive and feature both letters and numbers. Hit the enter key and enjoy your cash, diamonds or bonus item!
How To Use Restaurant Tycoon 2 Items
Restaurant Tycoon 2 promo codes primarily offer the in-game currency: either Cash or Diamonds. These two assets are hard to come by in-game, so intelligent use of promo codes can quickly give you a step up!
Cash is your main way to purchase a variety of items and assets in-game. Usually, it’s just earned by selling meals successfully – you can walk over and pick up whatever cash is left by your customers, and when you acquire the Tip-Jar you will begin to earn a little extra. However, the amount of cash earned depends on how expensive the dishes the customer bought are and how many diners were in their party. This means that you won’t start earning a lot of money until you start to properly progress throughout the game, when both of these numbers will be generally higher.
This makes promo codes instrumental for players just starting off. That extra cash, if invested properly, can start you off on the right track. Try using your extra capital to hire workers right off the bat and level them up immediately. Workers will get more expensive the more you higher, so investing to start earning more is key to building your restaurant quickly. Of course, the other reason to want more workers ASAP is to prevent your workers becoming unhappy. More workers equals less unhappiness among them. This is because they will be able to sub out and rest, keeping your restaurant more consistently productive and earning more along the way.
There are a couple of ways to maximise your workforce’s productivity, though. One of these is Diamonds, the other asset commonly allocated with promo codes. One Diamond can be used to boost happiness, helping you to stay productive without needing to rest some of the workforce or close your restaurant entirely.
All in all, you should aim on using all these strategies and promo codes to prevent your workers happiness from going under roughly 75% until they are at the most advanced levels. There are a variety of methods to do this, but none of these methods will be complete without intelligent use of promo codes!
Restaurant Tycoon 2 Tips & Tricks
Apart from using your promo codes intelligently, there are a couple of other ways to maximise cash gain, promote worker happiness, build your business and progress through the game! Here are a few tips to help you start working smarter and earning cash more quickly:
Purchasing Ad Space
Even though this is (clearly) a video game, developers Ultraw & Zynkuru instituted one aspect which is fairly true to life. Advertising is an invaluable way to increase foot traffic in your eatery. In Restaurant Tycoon 2, you can purchase advertising by way of paid upgrades, of which two are available. Upgrades are available from the third menu option at the bottom of your screen.
However, many players assume that the Advertising Upgrades are either purely cosmetic or basically inconsequential. Nothing could be further from the truth. Advertising Upgrades come in two levels, and increase your popularity stat significantly. In turn, an increased popularity stat will add more frequent customers to your clientele. Unlike other strategies for progressing more quickly, purchasing Ad Space isn’t a shortcut. Buying the Advertising Upgrades are the only known way to increase your institution’s popularity level.
The two levels of Advertising Upgrade are Basic Advertising and Advanced Advertising. The Basic level is the first, and is available for $800. It will increase your base popularity level from 0.1 to 2.5, and will also add a promo for your restaurant on the side of EKEA. The second, Advanced, is available for $1200. It will increase your base popularity level from 2.5 to 5.0 and puts a billboard for your restaurant in-game.
Get the Tip Jar for free cash!
A small tip to finish up with… literally! Tip Jars can be purchased for only $50 each from the EKEA Store after purchasing the Tip Jars Upgrade for $250. These transparent glass containers may not look like much, they’re only decorated with ‘Tips’ with white text, after all. But intelligent use of Tip Jars can be a convenient way to buff up your profits.
You can place these jars anywhere in the restaurant, allowing customers to stroll over after their delicious meal and pop in a cash tip. These tips quickly start to collect and can be retrieved at any time for a quick cash injection. Unfortunately, having multiple Tip Jars does not increase the money you earn from them.
NOTE: Purchasing the Tip Jar upgrade will place a Tip Jar in your restaurant, but you won’t be able to collect cash out of it until you actually purchase the jar for $50 from EKEA.