Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Return of the Automat


More proof that if you wait long enough, absolutely everything will come back in style. Or perhaps all you have to do is wait 20 years for the revival...

Back when I was a child, Horn & Hardart were a new York City staple. For those of you not lucky enough to have been born early enough last century in NYC of Philadelphia, they were the Automat. Basically, a vending machine cleverly disguised as a restaurant.

Well according to this press release, A+W is installing what they are calling "self-order kiosks."

Sounds like an Automat to me. Heck I might even try one...