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No Time For Lines

"Bring us our lunch!" yell workers. He obliges.

This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

With the average lunch "hour" only 29 minutes long, fast food is often not fast enough. But Mark Wiser, president of Food Bucket Inc., has figured out how to feed the masses on a tight schedule. His Chicago-based company touts itself as the "ultra-convenient, no-brainer deli." With carryout and delivery service in addition to dine-in, Wiser says virtually everyone gets their food delivered within 15 minutes of ordering; walk-in customers get fed even faster.

"We provide what we think-and we've measured it-is the fastest carryout line in town," Wiser says. "We have people who literally rollerblade in."

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