Faster food: A pro's 10 best tips for quick, quality restaurant service

I enjoy eating as much as the next guy, and while going out to eat is a popular American pastime, waiting for your waiter to show up is not. Or the host. Or the food.

Waiting, waiting, waiting: It doesn't make sense to me. So while I've seen plenty of tips to have a cheap restaurant experience when eating out, this article focuses on saving time. By employing a few simple strategies, you can easily reduce the time you spend waiting during your dining experience. And since we all have those occasions where time rivals the food as a priority, here are my 10 tips for getting in and out of a restaurant fast.