Extra cheese, please!

Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery is pretty with it. On the deli’s website, you can sign up to receive emails alerting you to when your favorite type of cookie is fresh out of the oven. You can find out which stores are serving what soups on which days, and then place an order and specify when you’ll pick it up. And now, at their new storefront on Eighth and Virginia, you can bypass lengthy lunch lines with self-order computers.

It really is a spiffy service. I stopped in today at noon and upon seeing the chicken coop of lunchers, was expecting to wait a good 15-20 minutes for my food. By the time I punched in my order, picked up my coffee, sat at the table, and sampled the new pecan tea cookie (delish), my buzzer was already blinking. Total wait time: eight minutes.

Picky eaters should know the computer makes it very easy to personalize your order.

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