Monday, November 16: Fast Food Day
So my Aunt Camelia reminded me that I should be celebrating today! (Everyday’s a cause for celebration, right?) She let me know that today is National Fast Food Day and since I have no pictures of me eating fast food (today was a soup and crackers day for me–sorry!) I will just give you some fun history about fast food!
The modern history of fast food restaurants in the United States is often traced to July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant in New York City by Horn & Hardart. Their Automat was a cafeteria featuring prepared foods behind small glass windows and coin-operated slots. This was patterned after a Horn & Hardart Automat that had opened in Philadelphia in 1902. Numerous Automat restaurants were quickly built around the country to deal with the demand. Automats remained extremely popular throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The company also popularized the notion of “take-out” food, with their slogan “Less work for Mother”.