You have 7, 14, or 30 days to make as much money as possible! You’ll have complete control over pricing, quality, inventory, and supplies.
Recipe: Start with the default recipe, but experiment to find a better one. Make sure you buy enough ingredients, or you won’t be able to sell!
Weather: This plays a big role in customer demand. Read the weather report every day! When the temperature is low, or the weather is bad (overcast, cloudy, rain), don’t expect to sell as much, and buy accordingly. Set your prices higher on hot, muggy days to increase profit, even if you sell less lemonade.
Customer Satisfaction: As you sell your lemonade, people will decide how much they like or dislike it. If your popularity is low, fewer people will buy, even if the weather is hot and sunny. But if you increase your popularity, you’ll do okay even when it’s cold and rainy!
At the end of 7, 14, or 30 days you’ll see how much money you made. Try to beat your high score!
How long would you like to play?
It’s hugely important to manage your inventory well, or you’ll quickly go out of business. How much you need depends on a few things.
Number of customers: If the weather is bad, and your price is high, don't expect more than 15-25 customers. But if the weather is hot and clear, and your prices are reasonable, expect 50-75.
Cups and ice: You need one paper cup per customer, plus however many ice cubes you decide to put in each cup.
Sugar and lemons: First, figure out how many pitchers you'll need for the customers you expect. If you're not using much ice, a pitcher can fill about 12 cups. With lots of ice, a pitcher will fill 20-25 cups. Then figure out how many lemons and cups of sugar you’ll need for that many pitchers!
It's always better to buy a little extra than to not have enough.
A few more tips: Your paper cups won’t go bad, so always have plenty. Your ice will melt at the end of the day, so don't buy much more than you can sell. Lemons and sugar will usually be OK the next day, but sometimes spoil!
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As the weather becomes hotter and clearer, demand for lemonade goes up and customers will pay more for it. In bad weather, customers won't pay as much.
The amount of sugar and lemons will affect the quality of your product and the happiness of your customers. Most customers will expect 4 lemons and 4 cups of sugar per pitcher. You can reduce that to cut costs, but you’ll also reduce quality. By adding more lemons and sugar, you’ll make a better product that customers will pay more for.
The amount of ice should be determined by the outside temperature. For instance, at 50 degrees, most people will want a few ice cubes per cup. When the temperature hits 95 degrees, use about a dozen cubes per cup. Also, with more ice and less lemonade, each pitcher will fill more cups!
Price per Cup:
Cups: Ice: Lemons: Sugar: Cups in Pitcher:
You managed to sell cups to potential customers.
Considering the weather, I'd say this is
Your Customer Satisfaction:
Your remaining ice has melted.
of your remaining lemons spoiled.
Bugs in the sugar! All remaining sugar needs discarded.
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