Here are the colorful, quirky characters of Diner Dash!
Debuting in Diner Dash series (Main Characters)
- Debut: Diner Dash (2003)
A spunky, sassy, no-nonsense small-town girl who packed up and moved to the big city to try and make her way in life. After an initial foray into the high flying business world, Flo rejected the boring, cubicle filled life before her and decided to make a sudden spirited change! Taking matters into her own hands, Flo quit her job, rolled up her sleeves, donned an apron and opened up her very own greasy spoon restaurant. Strong-willed and practical, with an unflagging work ethic, Flo likes to bring order to chaos and see a job well done.'
- The Ace: She is admired by everyone as a miracle worker as she could succeed in almost everything that she does, for an example she could help many people and save the day in Avenue Flo. In the first Diner Dash, she owned several restaurants under her name, and even managed to impress a goddess, who turned Flo into a goddess herself.
- All-Loving Hero: She is always there to help everyone, even Mr. Big, whom she and Grandma Florence helped when he was just a struggling businessman, and despite him trying to buy out her neighbors' restaurants, she never really held a grudge against him.
- Art Evolution: One thing is that Flo is noseless in the first game and much shorter that her customer.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In the first Diner Dash she becomes a gold-skinned, white-haired, four-armed goddess by another goddess who was impressed with her waitressing skills.
- The Cameo: She appears in all of the Dash spin-offs.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Whenever a problem arises, Flo's usually the first person to help. It's later subverted in Avenue Flo: Special Delivery, when Karma tells her there's no need for Flo to help her park cars...mostly because they're all stuck in a traffic jam. Flo's reaction is relief, especially since she was on her way to deliver a replacement outfit to Quinn.
- Deadpan Snarker: She can tend to have her moments. For example in Avenue Flo, when Boris the Bodybuilder who was full of himself, said how he gotten more stronger and better and Flo mutters, "And the world's better for it."
- Dude Magnet: It is said that almost every male character in Diner Town fancies her due to her beauty and her role as a miracle worker.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: In the first Diner Dash, towards the end Flo is transformed into a goddess-like being to face her final trial to become the best waitress. She lost the power by the start of second game.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: We see her cooking as a teenager in Cooking Dash 3 which explains why we suddenly see her able to cook now.
- Girlish Pigtails: Young Flo in Cooking Dash 3.
- Gold and White Are Divine: In the first game, Flo becomes a four armed Goddess with long white flowing hair and golden skin, and her fifth restaurant is in the clouds.
- The Hero: Being the one who always helps people in town and outside.
- Mystical White Hair: In the first game, when she becomes a four armed Goddess.
- The Noseless: At first she had no nose. She was given one after Art Evolution kicked in.
- Perpetual Smiler: Well, there are times when she frowns or has other different emotions, but in titles and usually level, she's always smiling.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Cookie since the first Diner Dash.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Flo's the Blue Oni, to contrast Quinn's Red Oni.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Flo (Tomboy) and pretty much nearly all the other female characters. The only one that seems to beat her in the Tomboy scale is Jo the Jogger.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Flo, who wears a ponytail. It's also practical since she's a waitress, so she needs to avoid having her hair out of her face.
- White Collar Worker: Used to work as an employee of Mr. Big before leaving and becoming a waitress.
- Debut: Diner Dash (2003)
Flo's Platonic Life-Partners that have been through many things with her from a simple diner to five star restaurants. He start out as a black figure but is given proper appearance in Seasonal Snack Pack.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: He was more or less "Average Joe"-looking, but his later appearances depicted him as younger and thinner.
- A Day in the Limelight: Seasonal Snack Pack: Coral Cove Cafe.
- Art Evolution: Was more average-looking with a Gag Nose, but became younger and thinner in later installments.
- The Cameo: In Cooking Dash 3.
- Curtains Match the Window: Subverted at first, having brown hair with blue eyes, but was later redesigned with brown eyes to match his hair.
- The Faceless: For awhile until Seasonal Snack Pack which he is finally given an appearance.
- Gag Nose: His nose is fairly big. It's later subverted over time with each game shrinking his nose size.
- Meaningful Name: He's named after a type of sweet baked pastry.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In Cooking Dash, Cookie is approached by the producers to be a TV Cooking Chef. In the end he finally returned to the Diner cause it's the place he truly want to be.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Flo, ever since the first Diner Dash (despite being him just a silhouette at the time). In Cooking Dash he turned down a high-paying job as a TV chef because his true place was at Flo's side as her cook.
- Supreme Chef: Duh! He's really good at cooking.
- Debut: Diner Dash: Hometown Hero
Grandma Florence and Flo share a special relationship. Grandma often babysat for little Flo and would take on a local adventure (zoom ballpark, museum, etc.) every week. Grandma Florence has always been full of energy and a little on the wild side. She drives a BIG pink car that Flo dubbed the "Flomobile", and she drives it FAST! Before little Flo was born, Grandma ran a disco restaurant, but wasn't able to keep it afloat, and the city turned it into a parking lot. She's always been proud of Flo and her success running her restaurants.
- Catchphrase: Dagnabbit!
- Cool Old Lady: She seem young at heart and fun-loving, and she took her granddaughter Flo to places Flo loved like the zoo, baseball, the museum and the boardwalk.
- Drives Like Crazy: As pointed out in Avenue Flo: Special Delivery, Flo is surprised to see the car parked legally.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Flo sure does resemble the young Florence.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looked like her granddaughter Flo when she was younger, complete with brown hair and green eyes.
- Wrench Wench: Though not a proper one as the stuff she tries to fix go haywire or break.
Debuting in the Diner Dash series (Sub-Characters)
- Debut: Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue
Darla made her Diner Dash debut when her cafe was nearly demolished by Mr. Big in Restaurant Rescue. Fortunately her good friend Flo came to her rescue and together, they were able to save Darla's cafe. Flo and Darla later decide to treat themselves to a much needed vacation but end up waiting tables themselves after a chaotic string of events!
- Debut: Diner Dash (2003)
One of the longtime customers of Flo's Diner. She and the other Regulars were Flo's very first customers. A sweet, cute young lady. She and the other regulars don't eat too fast or too slow. She also appeared in many other Dash games. Later on, with the help of Flo and friends, she became a Soap Opera Manager/writer.
- Alliterative Name: Rosie the Regular.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Her feelings for Simon Star. At the end, she finally gave him up and seem to feel for Joe Wright, but of course his heart belongs to Quinn.
- Art Evolution: Like Flo and the other older characters, she also went through art changes.
- Curtains Match the Window: Sometimes has brown eyes with brown hair.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She's not horribly clumsy usually, but she has her moments, such as always having her car covered in leaves and dirt in Parking Dash where Karma always has to wash it or in Hotel Dash where she always ends up having faucet water spill all over the hotel room floor, where Flo has to mop it up.
- The Cutie: She's nice, pleasant and has an adorable personality.
- A Day In The Lime Light/Spin-Off: In Soap Opera Dash.
- Depending on the Artist: She is one of the many characters whose art style always changes over the games.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Inverted with poor Rosie. In 'Soap Opera Dash' Rosie Regular did not end up with Simon Star, not that he was a good deal anyway. Later she starts having feelings for Joe Wright, but unfortunately his one true love is Quinn.
- Flower in Her Hair: Rosie and the Regulars sport different-colored flowers on the side of their hair with matching clothing in the latest games in a replacement of You Gotta Have Blue Hair.
- Girl Next Door: Rosie the Regular is one of the most 'average, wholesome' characters in the Dinertown series.
- Hair Decorations: Rosie has clips on the side of her hair; subverted in the 'Cooking Dash' games, where her bangs show.
- Hopeless Suitor: Her feelings for Simon and Joe.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She's one of the few characters from 'Dinertown Detective Agency' who wasn't guilty of any of the cases.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Like most of the other customers.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: In terms of customers, Rosie is moderately patient, tips well and tolerates noise a bit.
- Pink Means Feminine: She wore a pink blouse and matching boots in Soap Opera Dash.
- Plucky Girl: It was really hard for her to even get her soap opera idea started and she didn't win the contest or get the guy but she doesn't seem to give up and she finds a reason to look on the bright side. Plus her friends help her.
- Nice Guy: Nice Girl. She isn't mean spirited and is one of the more pleasant ones.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Rosie Regular's already pretty but at the end of Soap Opera Dash, she looked really gorgeous. With her formal dress, lipstick, hair slightly longer (with her headset microphone).
- What Does She See in Him??: Simon Star is much too full of himself and doesn't take Rosie's feelings for him seriously. Even Flo and Quinn tell her to find somebody else. Even when Rosie kissed him the idiot still went out with different dates right in front of her!
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the game the regular ladies tend to have different colored haired. Other times it was the colored flowers in their hair and clothes.
- Debut: Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue
Mr. Big is the powerful CEO of his company, Big Corp., and is the closest to an antagonist as far as the games go. Once an aspiring amusement park entrepreneur, his plans went down the toilet, forcing him to turn to Grandma Florence and a then-young Flo for help. He has benefited from their kindness since then, but although his financial successes increased, he became an amoral businessman who will do anything to stay on top. Most storylines since his debut have Mr. Big trying to undermine Flo and co. so he can assimilate their businesses into his company, with the main protagonists being his only obstacles.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Greedy and ruthless, he's not above undermining small businesses owned by Flo's neighbors so he can buy out their property.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In ''Diner Dash 5: BOOM!", his company later goes bankrupt as the result of his corporate scheming.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Is always seen wearing a suit. His redesign from Diner Dash (2014) onward emphasizes this trope further by making him stylishly groomed in addition to being sharply dressed.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He wasn't so greedy and ruthless before meeting Flo and Grandma Florence, who helped him reach the top of the corporate ladder.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His redesign in 2014 gave him broad shoulders and a bigger upper torso, with skinny legs.
- Debut: Diner Dash (2014)
A newcomer to Flo's Diner. Skip was hired by Mr. Big to undermine Flo's restaurants through "dine-and-dashing", ensuring that Flo would lose profit and allow Mr. Big to execute a corporate takeover. He functions like any other customer... until he finishes eating, after which he'll try to skip out on paying. Clicking on Skip while he's running will stop him in his tracks and force him to give cash.
- Characterization Marches On: He doesn't try to dine-and-dash in Cooking Dash (2016), instead paying like everyone else rather than running away immediately after eating.
- Finger-Tenting: His default standing pose as a customer in Diner Dash (2014) depicts him doing this.
- Lean and Mean: Is a very skinny, shady short of person.
- Meaningful Name: He is a customer who "skips" out on paying and tries to leave the diner by "skipping".
- Debut: Diner Dash (2014)
A newcomer to Flo's Diner. Hennui is a gloomy customer who is in a constant state of depression, so Flo has to calm him down by giving him menus before he can be seated and served.
- Emo Teen: Dresses like one, and acts like one, too. Flo has to calm him down by giving him menus before he can be seated. In Cooking Dash (2016), he can be seen crying while waiting for food.
- Meaningful Name: His name is based on the word "ennui", which describes a feeling of dissatisfaction and listlessness.
- ''Debut: Diner Dash (2003)
A longtime customer of Flo's Diner. Barb is a fast-eating customer who gives Flo big tips, though it is countered by her health bar depleting faster than usual the longer she waits.
- Married to the Job: In Garden Dash, her job takes an extreme toll on her physical and mental health that Mr. Big forcibly sends her on a vacation until she was calm and de-stressed again.
Debuting in the Wedding Dash series
- Debut: Wedding Dash
Quinn is a vulnerable, lady-like, Southern belle. Always the bridsemaid and never the bride, Quinn stumbled into the Wedding Planning business when her friend Amy roped her into organizing her nuptials at the last minute. Organized, great at multi-tasking, and possessing a natural perfectionist streak, Quinn worked through her early insecurities to become a confident and successful business owner.Debut: Wedding Dash
- Art Evolution: Her art style changed later on in the games.
- The Chick: While Flo helps people more physically, Quinn helps people more emotionally, like with love lives and marriages.
- Damsel in Distress: Flo always has to help with her Wedding/Hotel Business situations, such as the 'Avenue Flo' and 'Hotel Dash' games.
- The Fashionista: Her yellow skirt and purple shoes and such has gotta be just right.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple blouse/jacket with matching heels.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Quinn's red to Flo's blue.
- Southern Belle: As her Bio say, though you don't hear her accent except for Wedding Dash 4-Ever. Her mom's also a Southern Belle.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Quinn's girly girl to Flo's Tomboy.
- Twice Shy: With Joe.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Joe. In Wedding Dash 4-Ever, at the end of Quinn's parents' wedding, Joe said, 'This is how I imagine our wedding would be like.' and they hold hands.
Debuting in other Diner Dash spin-offs
- Debut: Dress Shop Hop
A talented fashion designer who also has a real knack for fixing up machines. She's energetic and super smart, but always humble. Bobbi revolutionized shopping by inventing machines that transform a piece of fabric into a piece of clothing in a matter of seconds. Customers love shopping at Bobbi's, where they can get whatever color, style, and pattern of clothes that they want. Bobbi's inventions were inspired by her friend Flo, who claimed that shopping for clothes should be as simple as ordering a burger.
- Debut: Doggie Dash
Scarlett is Flo's old friend and work colleague from her Big Corp days. Scarlett was the Finance Director at Big Corp but she downsized herself soon after Flo quit, in order to make more time for "herself". Deep down, though, she's still the ultimate overachieving executive always on the lookout for her next big opportunity. When her beloved fluffy uptown cat Wendy shows up with a flyer bearing the news "pet spa for sale", Scarlett senses this might just be her next big move - but she's just short of the down payment. Flo suggests becoming partners with another fellow pet lover, Walter, a struggling musician whose dog, Rocky, thinks napping is a career move. Walter moves from one job to another, always following his latest whim until Rocky brings home a flyer about a pet spa for sale. This would be the perfect gig if only he had the "do-re-mi". Walter has always been great with animals. All would be groovy in the cosmos, if only he had the money! Hearing him complain about his situation over a stack of whole wheat pancakes, Flo suggests becoming partners with Scarlett, a high-powered entrepreneur.
- A Day in the Limelight: Both of them have their own game in "Doggie Dash".
- Happily Married: They get married by the end of their debut game.
- Official Couple: If Happily Married didn't already clue you in.
- Opposites Attract: The business-minded Scarlett and the hippie-like Walter.
- Redhead In Green: Scarlett when she's working.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Scarlett in Doggie Dash.
- Snow Means Love: We don't really see hints of Walter and Scarlett (from Doggie Dash) liking each other until they end up working at Snowypaws Resort.
- Debut: Pet Shop Hop
Cassie is a smart college student and a good friend of Flo's. When her grandparent's struggling pet shop was almost shut down by Mr. Big's "MegaPet" super store, Cassie took on the challenge of making the business successful again. Though usually polite and unassuming, Cassie does not like to be pushed around! She has a good head on her shoulders and a keen business sense, both of which she uses to help her friends in Diner Town.Debut: Pet Shop Hop
- A Day In The Lime Light: She had her own game in "Pet Shop Hop".
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Minerva Mink later on in the Pet Shop Hop game.
- The Rival: To Minerva Mink.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She's not as tomboyish compared to Flo (or Jo), but she's still tomboyish compared to most of the other female characters.
- Debut: Pet Shop Hop
- Defeat Means Friendship: Once she learned that her father didn't care about the animals' happiness and is only concerned about competition, Minerva goes to her rival, Cassie for help as a last resort. They later become friends.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Cassie Fisher. At the end of the game, she's working in Cassie's Pet Shop.
- Friend to All Living Things: She actually loves animals despite her Rich Bitch persona. This was foreshadowed with the reveal that her fur coats are synthetic.
- Fur and Loathing: Wears fur coats and is a Rich Bitch. But her fur coat's intentionally fake, which shows that she's actually an animal-lover deep down.
- Privileged Rival: To Cassie.
- Rich Bitch: She's a spoiled rich girl.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's a spoiled, Rich Bitch, who's unfriendly towards people, but she has a soft spot for pet animals and cares about their happiness and well-being. The humans can't sense it, but the animals can seem to sense that she likes the animals.
- Walking Spoiler: It's kind of hard to talk more about this character, without marking spoilers first.