Learn the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, it revolutionized the nation’s restaurant scene with technology that captured the public’s imagination like nothing else— the customer put nickels into slots and little windows opened to reveal the customer’s pick, be it a slice of pie, macaroni and cheese, or a Salisbury steak. The chain welcomed those who had been ignored, including immigrants, the working class, Blacks, and women, all of whom were often not welcome in restaurants. Interviews with Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, and Elliott Gould help to illustrate how the company served the public (and its employees) with integrity.
- New Audio Commentary by Mel Brooks
- Extended Interview with Mel Brooks
- Audio Commentary by director Lisa Hurwitz
- Horn and Hardart Archival Footage
DVD 1.5 Hrs