Horn & Hardart Automats

Horn & Hardart Automat cafeterias provided meals without waiters in Philadelphia and New York during the 20th century. Playwright Neil Simon called automats “the Maxim’s of the disenfranchised.” The restaurants looked like they were automated because patrons couldn’t see the dozens of sweating workers preparing their dishes and putting them behind the serving doors.

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