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App description: Restaurant Bigwig for iPad is the first business simulation strategy game which uses real industry data to truly simulate the excitement and realism of owning and running your own restaurant.

Hire great chefs and managers, or spend your money on expansion? You make the call!

The goal is to achieve the most profit you can by the 20th year of your restaurant empire. Its seriously addictive.

Years in development, decades in the making, Restaurant Bigwig is now available for your iPad.

Serial entrepreneur and real-life business guru Gary Hoover (who founded Hoovers, sold to Dun and Bradstreet, and Bookstop, sold to Barnes & Noble) and the team at Bigwig Games have delivered a unique and compelling game that is fun to play, while you can't help but gain an understanding of the restaurant industry, how it works, and how it makes money.

That understanding might just come in handy should you ever decide to open a real restaurant or work in the industry. Then again, you could just become a virtual restaurant bigwig and have fun without the risk!

Play multiplayer games in passaround mode, sharing the same iPad.

Compete against distinctly different AI computer opponents anytime and anywhere with no wifi required.

Build your empire by creating fine dining establishments, family restaurants, or fast food joints.

Serve your favorite cuisines, from Asian or Mexican food to Steaks and Burgers.

Open new restaurants quickly, or open them slowly and invest in your older restaurants. Whatever strategy you choose, you are the boss!

Do you improve the food quality at one of your flagging restaurants, or do you put energy into controlling costs by making your high revenue restaurants more efficient? Restaurant Bigwig makes running restaurants fun!

Check out the annual newspaper for important news about your restaurants and those of your competitors. Did you win the award for best service or food, which boosts your revenues? Or did you get a bad review or an awful health inspection report?

Designed from the ground up for iOS 7 and beyond, the game is a delight to use and play with. Animation, dynamics, and groundbreaking UI concepts offer light entertainment while you go about the serious business of making money. Just don't let the eye candy distract you from your goals!

Restaurant Bigwig, by Bigwig Games
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08-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Ugh, I'll update the OP once the link stops trying to take me to the appstore instead of the webpage. No idea why it's been doing this lately, sorry guys.

Here's their webpage at least:


Last edited by PeteOzzy; 08-14-2014 at 09:06 AM.

12-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 12
Developer for restaurant bigwig here.

We just rolled out version 2.0 last night and are running it on sale for $2.99.

If anybody is interested, I'd love to chat with you about the game/ get your opinion.
01-20-2015, 07:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,534
Short Gameplay:

Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2

01-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Thanks for the reminder, I wanted to try this game, too.
01-27-2015, 11:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 12
Awesome! Would love to hear your thoughts on the game.

Here is another 3 minute demo video our team put together.

If you are interested in trying the game but don't have the money - let me know.

02-05-2015, 04:29 AM
I'm bummed I missed the sale, but I just bought it and will provide thoughts later today if I get a chance to play it.
02-05-2015, 06:31 PM
It's a pretty interesting game and the tutorial is unique. The "graphics" are well-done and work well with the concept. The robotic voice is somewhat of a negative, although it recognized Cash4Jesus as cash for jesus, so props there. I really like the game mechanics and the difficulty is not as easy as you would think. This is a hard call for me to recommend. At $4.99 it's worth it; at $2.99 you should buy it, and at $7.99 it depends on what you like. Personally, I like sims and this does the restaurant business pretty well (I would imagine).

I played a few times trying different things and it's a pretty good game.
02-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Also, do you think you could do a iPhone version? I think I could play this one my 6+. That would be perfect!
03-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 241
it seems that I just can't discards any cards,anybody knows why? I dragged cards to the discard zone and let go,but they just returned