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Video game

SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off is a SpongeBob SquarePants app game that was released on February 4, 2020 in Australia, the Philippines, and Canada by Nickelodeon and MTV Networks© Viacom International Inc. It is a cooking simulation app that lets one cook food for the various citizens of Bikini Bottom at several different restaurants. The player plays as SpongeBob SquarePants.

The app is available on iTunes and the Google Play Store in Australia, the Philippines, and Canada since February 4, 2020; with a US launch on May 12, 2020. It is for iOS and Android. This app is free to download, and has in-game purchases.

On December 11, 2020, this game was released on PC via the Microsoft Store.[3]

A Nintendo Switch port, with the subtitle "Extra-Krusty Edition," was released on April 29, 2021. It was released on the Nintendo eShop and costs $29.99.[4]


Mr. Krabs realizes that expanding his fast-food empire will give him more money, and starts creating more restaurants and food stands.

The player, as SpongeBob, must cook and serve for the customers at these restaurants, and can upgrade the restaurants to help give boosts.


SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off features several restaurants to work at, each selling their own type of food, and more to come.

  • The Pancake Stand, outside of SpongeBob's house, in Bikini Bottom (sells pancakes and other breakfast items; unlocked at the start of the game).
  • The Krusty Krab, in Bikini Bottom (sells Krabby Patties and other Krusty Krab-themed dishes).
  • Sandy BBQ, inside Sandy's treedome, also in Bikini Bottom (sells Texas-styled barbecue).
  • Weenie Hut Jr's, first restaurant in new map location, Goo Lagoon (sells sausages, sundaes and soft pretzels).
  • Ham-A-Lot, second restaurant in Goo Lagoon (sells breakfast items such as bacon and eggs, oatmeal and more).
  • The Juice Bar, third restaurant in Goo Lagoon (sells healthy foods and beverages such as fruit smoothies and protein bars).
  • The Salty Spitoon, fourth restaurant in Goo Lagoon (sells food aimed at tough guys, such as jalapeño poppers and bowls of nails).
  • Last Chance Coffee, first restaurant in new map location, New Kelp City (sells coffee, espresso, iced tea, toast, and madeleines).
  • Pizza Piehole, second restaurant in New Kelp City (sells pizzas with assorted toppings, Italian soda, garlic knots, and mozzarella sticks).
  • Pasta La Vista, third restaurant in New Kelp City (sells Italian-styled food).
  • Kelp is On the Way, fourth restaurant in New Kelp City (sells salads with chicken and corn or beef and avocados, macaroni and cheese, and fruit punch).
  • I.J.L.S.A, Café and Movies, fifth restaurant in New Kelp City (sells movie theater related items such as chicken tenders, corn dogs, candy, and popcorn).
  • Finger Food, first restaurant in Glove World (sells carnival related items such as cotton candy, slushy drinks, funnel cakes, churros).
  • Pinky's Popcorn Pit, second restaurant in Glove World (sells popcorn related items such as popcorn on a bucket, glovey pops, popcorn balls, and coral).


The first location is Bikini Bottom, featuring Pancake Stand, The Krusty Krab and Sandy BBQ. The second place is Goo Lagoon, unlocked after beating Sandy BBQ. The restaurants here are Weenie Hut Jr's, Ham-A-Lot, Juice Bar and The Salty Spitoon. The third place is New Kelp City, unlocked after beating the Salty Spitoon level. The restaurants are Last Chance Coffee, Pizza Piehole, Pasta La Vista, Kelp is On the Way, and I.J.L.S.A, Café and Movies. The fourth place is Glove World, unlocked after beating I.J.L.S.A, Café and Movies. The restaurants are Finger Food, and Pinky's Popcorn Pit.




  • This game is similar to Cooking Fever.
    • This game's premise of the player helping SpongeBob making Krabby Patties is the same as SpongeBob Diner Dash.
  • In the game's pre-registration, the player would receive a special gift bundle upon opening the game, which includes gifts such as a player avatar, an Apple/Android exclusive decoration depending on the platform and more.
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Episode references

This game makes many references to the show:



SpongeBob Krusty Cook-Off Game on Nintendo Switch! 🎮 - Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe


Krusty Cook-Off - Extra Krusty Edition - Get Cookin’ - Nintendo Switch