Restaurant types.


#1

What are the main differences between HIP and MIDRANGE?

The .csv files don’t indicate that one necessarily is pricier than the other within categories even in the original configuration.


#2

I’m not sure about the exact details of the coding, but I think it basically breaks down into a “social status” type of thing.

For a hip (more classy, popular resturaunt), you need to have a higher paying job/more kudos/higher culture/a lot of friends/etc., than you would need for a midrange resturaunt.

I’m not sure which of these it takes into account, or what percentage you need of each in order to qualify, but I know that a lot of resturaunts, until I’m more cultured and successful at work, will usually say “Are you kidding, this isn’t McDonalds!” type of a thing.


#3

HIP is definitely harder to get into. That doesn’t automatically mean more expensive, just more trendy, with associated kudos implicaions