The World’s Fastest Restaurant Service



You might think that your one of the fast-food giants in the U.S. holds the world’s record for fastest service, but you would be wrong. That title belongs to Karne Garibaldi, a popular restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico. From order time to the time the food hits the table is a mere 13.5 seconds. Normally, when visiting a popular award-winning restaurant, you would expect to have long wait times, but that’s not the case at Karne Garibaldi. In fact, their service is so fast that they’ve held the Guinness World Record for fastest food service since 1996. So, how does the staff do it? It should be said that the traditional Mexican dishes served at this popular restaurant require hours of slow cooking so they're ready by the time it opens. Plating the food and getting it from the kitchen and to the diners’ tables in under 15 seconds actually requires speed and coordination. It began as a game between the waiters to see who could deliver the food to the table the fastest. That competition led to the eatery attempting the Guinness record, and, of course, they won. The staff are trained how to be efficient, but there’s a whole process behind the preparation of the food that allows the workflow to be fast and effective. That's how their service turns into a production chain that allows waiters to serve in the fastest way possible to their customers.