Diner Dash Tips and Tricks

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Glu Mobile has totally revamped the classic Diner Dash mobile game, and it's time to jump in headfirst to serve as many hungry customers as you can! It's a whole new ballgame this time around, with different combos and a frantic new setup. It's the original Diner Dash you know and love, with plenty of new tricks, sprinkled in here and there to make a tasty new dish. Get on board with our tips and tricks and step your game up for the newest entry in the Diner Dash franchise!

Keep an Eye on Diners to Make Color Bonuses

When new patrons walk in, before seating them do your best to give them tables that match the color of the clothes they're wearing. This way, you'll rack up a Color Bonus, and it might even be easier for you to keep track of who's sitting where when the going gets tough. It can be difficult to remember to do this, but you'll soon find that it's beneficial to you in the long run. 

Be an Efficient Machine

Don't sit and wait for only one set of diners to be ready to give you their order or for them to signal you over when you've got multiple tables. Instead, wait a split second longer and collect multiple orders or checks at once to chain together a combo. This way, you'll score more points and will find that it's a lot easier to keep up with everyone rather than scrambling to help one person and failing at it. 

Make Every Round Count

The new Diner Dash model relies on microtransactions and an energy system to keep in business, but you don't have to succumb to it. Don't purchase energy segments unless you absolutely need them to keep playing at the moment, because as long as you do well in each level, you'll be rewarded with enough energy to continue. There's no need for you to spend any money if you perform at your best level of operation — of course until you start reaching the upper difficulty tiers. 

Keep Seated Customers Happy

You've got several tools at your disposal in order to keep the customers who aren't quite ready to leave happy, like coffee and other choices that can be opened up later in the course of the game. Just because they're finished eating, that doesn't mean your finished serving them, so make sure you're keeping an eye on the hearts below each patron and make sure you get to them when you can — especially different patron types that get lots more impatient than others. 

Keep Flo Running Around

You can click on additional areas for Flo to cover at once without having to worry, as actions will queue up as she dashes around the restaurant to get work done. This will allow you to create massive chain bonuses together that will eventually net you a large number of points at the end of the level, as well as the three-star ratings you should be aiming for, which are of course tied to the missions you complete before finishing out the mission. ​

These tips should help get you on the way of becoming an awesome Diner Dash player so you can serve all the customers that come your way. If you're a fan of the older games as well, you'll be able to find that these tips and tricks will help with older games too.