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Download our WaitList app or suffer the consequences

In our ongoing effort to consume as much food as quickly as possible, we here at The A.V. Club have been hard at work with Invoke to develop this: WaitList, an iPhone app aimed at tracking wait times at bars and eateries across the U.S.

The idea grew out of our Chicago office's obsession with Anthony Bourdain-approved gourmet hot-dog joint Hot Doug's, which serves amazing dogs but at the cost of an hour-plus line. We then created a Chicago-focused tipline and Twitter feed, which grew into the nationwide app. So you don't need to live in one of our cities to use it. Just send a tip while waiting in line for a barstool or table, and next time check the app to see if it's a good time to head out or not. The app is totally free. Here's to shorter wait times.


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