It’s worth briefly considering the profit margins on some of your dishes, and making sure you don’t run out of your most profitable meals. Daily specials, for instance, earn you big bucks, so it’s usually better to overstock them a little.
The game constantly tells you that you need to clean your kitchen regularly, but when you’re strapped for cash, paying for a cleaning crew may not be a priority. Fortunately, the health inspector and rat outbreak mini-games are easy enough that you’re unlikely to incur any real penalty for a filthy kitchen.
You can upgrade some of your kitchen equipment by looking in the newspaper. Such upgrades can help you get food out a little quicker, but you may have to reconsider some of your timings.