Famous Restaurant Chains That Went Out of Business

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Horn & Hardout experienced a “golden age” from the 1920s to the 1950s. During this time, the restaurant chain had 200 locations on the East Coast. Shortly thereafter, however, was the rise of fast food, a trend that the automat business model ultimately could not keep up with. Horn & Hardout held on for much of the second half of the 20th century, but eventually closed doors on its final location in New York in 1991.