| Kenneth Gonzalez
|Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 4:38 pm: |
Please help end a company dispute. Do any Automat resturants still exist? Some co-workers claim there is still one in existance in New York, but nobody seems to know the location. I would love to eat in an Automat Resturant again.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 10:06 pm: |
Unfortunately there are no automats left. The Horn & Hardart company is completely dissolved. Occasionally people talk about bringing automats back but I honestly can't imagine recreating the place you remember.
|Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:18 pm: |
Hi, I was surfing the net and there's still automats of sort in Holland. They serve local delicacies such as risoles, frikandel, loempias, etc. BTW, I see the possiblity that Flushing Meadow Park may have an automat. Is that true? Also, please tell me more about the vendor who's selling one of those machines. Thank you.
|Posted on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 3:05 pm: |
Hi Hungry Traveler-
Yes, I have heard of the automats in Holland but I haven't been there to try them out. There is a Janpanese company that is also looking to bring them back over there.
The person to speak to about Flushing Meadow Park and buying machines is Steve Stollman. You can look at his site (if you haven't already come across it) at www.theautomat.com.
Thanks for writing in.
|Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 8:12 pm: |
HI I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE LAST AUTOMAT IN NEW YORK WAS LOCATED AND WHEN IT CLOSED. I REMEMBER THE ONE ON OR CLOSE TO 42nd STREET. WHEN DID THAT CLOSE
|Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:46 am: |
I was wondering, is there still a company that makes and sells the automat hardware in the United States?
|Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 5:26 pm: |
I didn't see a reply to when the last Automat closed. Could you let me know, please. As do so many people, I have only fond memories of "eating at the Automat."
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 1:59 am: |
I grew up in Flushing because my grandmother worked for the automats
in Manhattan but then transferred to
Flushing to work in the restaurant
there -- about 1959 or so. My mom
also worked for H&H for years. H&H
was a big part of life for us! When the flushing
store closed we wound up with a few interesting things. We still have the
big yellow water glasses.
|Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 2:47 pm: |
THE LAST AUTOMAT CLOSED ON APRIL 8,1991
THEY WERE BOUGHT UP BY BURGER KING
|Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 2:38 am: |
THE LAST AUTOMAT I WENT TO WAS AT 42nd.ST. AND THIRD AVE. I WANTED TO TAKE MY CHILDREN TO SEE IT. THIS WAS AROUND 1986. HORN & HARDART WERE TAKE OUT STORES WITH THE BEST PIES EVER MADE. I HAD MANY MEALS AT THE 14th ST. AUTOMAT. (NYC) WHAT WAS MORE FACINATING THAN COFFEE FROM THE LIONS HEAD? WE ALSO HAD THAT HIGH CLASS PLACE RATNER'S ON DELANCEY ST AND ONE ON SECOND AVE
|Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 5:08 pm: |
I heard this morning on radio that an automat was opening tomorrow in NYC. I didn't get any more info. Can anyone add to this?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 12:16 am: |
Wendy: Bamn opened in the East Village. Saint Marks Place and Second Ave. I never had the pleasure of visiting H&H in its heyday, but from everything I've read, Bamn Automat does not stack up.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 11:51 pm: |
BAMN! is very different from the old Automats, it looks like its geared toward smaller meals and quick service. I guess in these times that is what works and nostalgia doesn't pay the bills? I like the peanut butter and jelly and mac n cheese kroket.
|Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 12:52 pm: |
There is a chain of automats in the Netherlands called Febo, their meals are geared towards fast food however: burgers and croquettes.