Restaurant Empire (simplified Chinese: 奇迹餐厅Template:; traditional Chinese: 奇蹟餐廳Template:; pinyin: Qí Jì Cān Tīng) is a computer game where one gets to design, own, and operate, a restaurant. It was created by Trevor Chan and is available only on PC.
The player controls the kind of cuisine the restaurant serves (American, French, or Italian), what specific food they serve, and their staff. They have to keep guests happy and make money at the same time.
There is also a sandbox mode which is basically freeform. There are no confines as there are in the storyline mode (a.k.a. regular mode) but there are no challenges either.
You are Armand LeBeouf. You have just graduated from a French culinary school and are anxious to try your hand at running a restaurant.
Your uncle, Michel LeBeouf, recently closed Treize Á Table (his restaurant) and is willing to give it to you if you prove yourself to be a good manager/chef. However, it's not exactly easy to do that. Omnifood, a global culinary conglomerate, controls over 60% of the world's restaurants and is rapidly growing. If you plan on being a successful restaurateur, you will need to be better than Omnifood.
Eventually, Armand meets the Don, one of his Uncle Michel's friends from his days as a restaurant owner. The Don gives you an investment of $250,000 to expand in Rome, in which he resides. Armand opens two restaurants in Rome (one Italian cuisine, one French cuisine). Then Armand meets American businessman and restaurateur, Richard Steele. He subsequently opens four restaurants (one French cuisine, three American cuisine). After that, his uncle Michel tells him that since the intense competition between him and OmniFood began, several restaurants have gone out of business.
Enlight has announced a sequel to the popular Restaurant Empire game, called Restaurant Empire 2 . The new game has several new features, including the addition of German cuisine, as well as the city of Munich as a choice to expand your empire. Game publisher Paradox Interactive has signed an agreement with Enlight to bring the game to stores in North America. The game's release has been delayed at least six times and is currently scheduled for release on June 25, 2009.
In the sequel, Armand has settled down after his induction to the hall of fame within France's culinary charts and has married Delia. Wanting to set their foot in the field of Cafes and Dessert shops, Aramand and her open up a coffee shop together and the LeBeoufs is about to experience another adventure for Celebrity chef fame.