Starbucks "Short" and other Secrets

Small kitchen got you eating out a lot? When dining on a shoestring (and aren't we all these days), how is a budget gourmand to achieve a truly customized meal experience? Easy: learn the "secret" lingo for some of your favorite chain restaurants.

It's a little-known fact that most of the big chains offer an off-menu selection of food and beverages for their die-hard fans. Some of the choices will save you money, but all of them will make you feel like a V.I.P. for just a couple of bucks. To wit: