Diner Dash is a strategy video game and time management initially developed by New York City-based American game development studio Gamelab and published by San Francisco-based PlayFirst. It is now owned and published by PlayFirst. It is one of the top-selling downloadable games of all-time, available in multiple platforms such as PC, Mac, consoles, and mobile.
An Xbox Live Arcade version of the game was released by Hudson Soft on November 18, 2009, the PlayStation Network version on November 25, 2009, the WiiWare version on February 16, 2010 in Japan, as well as Europe on March 26, 2010 and North America on March 29, 2010, but this version is no longer on the WiiWare service. Diner Dash later became a mobile game when ported to mobile phones by Glu Mobile, given a retail release, and made available via a 100% advertising-supported download. Versions have been created for the platforms PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and iOS.
Diner Dash is also used to refer to the Diner Dash franchise, which has spawned numerous sequels - Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue was released in early 2006, Diner Dash: Flo on the Go was released in late 2006, Diner Dash: Hometown Hero was released in late 2007, Diner Dash 5: BOOM! was released in early 2010, and the latest release, the first free-to-play Diner Dash, went live in late 2014.
Flo is a hard worker at a big stock market company in Dinertown. She's tired of doing all the work and feeling unfulfilled. Flo quits her job, wishing she could work someplace else. She spots a run-down old diner, which she buys. She has to make enough money to fix up the diner. Later after earning more finance, she opens a new restaurant called Flo's Tiki Palace, after earning enough there she then opens a seaside diner called Go with the Flo Fine Seafood Dining, when finished at the seaside diner she opens a dazzling newer restaurant called Chez Flo's.
After having the intuition that something special will happen Flo finishes up in Chez Flo's and is immediately transported above the clouds where a Shiva-esque goddess welcomes her and challenges her to 10 trials inside her own restaurant, the Indian Restaurant. The goddess transforms Flo into a golden banquet goddess with 4 arms (allowing her to carry double the amount she could before). Flo completes the 10 grueling trials and is congratulated by the goddess for completing the trials. The goddess then flies away to the Indian Restaurant, and Flo spots a young man below working in the same business job Flo had at the start of the story and prepares to fly down intent on turning him into a waiter just like her.
Young Lady: A young woman who has moderate patience. They order and eat at moderate speed and are moderate tippers. Young ladies are the most common customers.
Food Critic: She is impatient and slow to order, but eats at a moderate speed. Food critics give a star if they leave happy. She always appears by herself, and is the least common customer. They are always grey, so they give no color bonus.
Senior: The senior is the most patient out of the customers, but is very slow when eating and ordering, and does not tip well.
Business Woman: A woman who is impatient both in line and at the table. She orders and eats fast and is a high tipper.
College Kid: College kids are impatient in line, but they are more patient once at the table.
Mr. Hot Shot: Hot Shots are patient in line, but become impatient when at the table.