This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio talked to Marianne Hardart, the great-granddaughter of Automat co-founder Frank Hardart; her father, Augustin, was the last of three generations of Hardarts to manage the Automats. But, what exactly is an Automat? And why is it such an important page in culinary history? Listen to this teaser as Marianne discusses her family’s business and all things Automat.