Restaurants: Dining at the Windomat

For more than half a century, Horn and Hardart's Automats have been a Manhattan fixture. Into the coin slot drop the nickels, dimes and quarters, up flicks the lid of the traditional, post-office-style food box, and out comes everything from sandwiches to cinnamon buns and applesauce cake. Last week the automat moved outside.

The new Windomat, with boxes facing directly on the sidewalk, is meant for rushed secretaries, who can take their food back to the office, or hurried tourists, who tend, to eat while standing. Sandwiches come wrapped in Cellutex, hot drinks and soup in paper containers. Horn...

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