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Fast Food Tycoon is a pizza restaurant simulation. Like other games of its type the objective is to transform the modest amount of capital on hand at the outset of the game into a sizable fortune.

You begin by selecting a character to act as your CEO and initially invest in the restaurant industry. You then must manage numerous factors regarding your business, such as infrastructure, finances, staff, menu, advertising, etc. in order to turn a profit and gradually build a vast empire of dining establishments.

Another agreeable feature is that the actual cities each have distinctive styles of architecture incorporated into them to further the impression that you are actually in Rome, London, New York, etc. The theme of each city is further emphasized by soundtrack music indigenous to the area. As time passes, night and day are simulated, complete with sunrises and sunsets. Time zones are accurately depicted as well, so if you jump from Tokyo to New York, you'll go from night to day, reflecting local time. The influence of "underworld" activities is also present in the game. If you desire, you can align yourself with organized crime. Doing so can be highly profitable but is not entirely without risk. If you opt for a life of crime, you will have to be on the lookout and avoid law enforcement at times.


Fast Food Tycoon Windows Main menu
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Message
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Tokyo city
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Finances

Promo Images

Fast Food Tycoon Render
Fast Food Tycoon Magazine Advertisement Part 2
Fast Food Tycoon Concept Art
Fast Food Tycoon Render


Alternate Titles

  • "Pizza $yndicate" -- European title
  • "Pizzasyndikatet" -- Swedish title
  • "Pizza Syndicate" -- Alternate European title

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User Reviews

Good idea; poor execution. JPaterson (9540) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Oct 14, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Hacker Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Mar, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 01, 1999 80 out of 100 80
PC Action (Germany) Mar, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Power Unlimited Jul, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Dec 19, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Spel för Alla Oct, 1999 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Windows 7 64 bit 2 Cavalary (11439)
Mar 10, 2014


Copy protection

The game had several copy protection layers. Other than a then-standard CD check, one layer would prevent playing a match for more than one in-game year in the case of a pirated release detection, while another would delete all saved games after 8 hours in the same scenario.


When attempting to set the advertising target to something other than Earth (like Alpha Centauri, for instance), a window will pop up saying that it's not possible in this version of the game.

Version difference

In the North American release of the game, waitresses have a sprite similar to female temps, differing only in a darker shirt. All other versions have a unique, more "appealing" sprite.
Andrew Hartnett (2275) added Fast Food Tycoon (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000