Horn & Hardart Automat

Horn & Hardart AutomatThe first Horn & Hardart automat, in fact the first automat in the U.S., was opened in Philadelphia in 1902. The first of what would become forty New York City Horn & Hardart automats was this Times Square location which opened in 1912. The vending-machine-driven restaurants fell into decline beginning in the 1950s with the introduction of fast food restaurants as we know them today.


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