“Merry-Go-Round Cafe” Serves Food on Rotating Counter (May, 1931)
“Merry-Go-Round Cafe” Serves Food on Rotating Counter
ALL you can eat for fifty cents” is the slogan of the new Merry-Go-Round Cafe counter, recently patented by a Los Angeles inventor, which conveys the food around before the customer in a series of rotating glass enclosed compartments. These compartments are filled with various kinds of food, such as pies, salads, fruits, etc., which customers help themselves to as the case passes before them. On top of these compartments, which form an inner counter, are sugar bowls, napkins and silverware, and salt and pepper.
The compartments are mounted on an endless chain, moving over a series of rollers, and are operated by an electric motor which keeps the inner mechanism always in motion at a proper speed.