Something not mentioned here is the impact H&H had on coffee in America. When they started offering 5¢ cups of coffee (often spouting from lion heads, as @L_Mariachi noted, or silver dolphins), most people knew coffee as a bitter, nasty brew boiled from grounds stretched with stuff like burnt sawdust and clarified with eggshells. Hardart had worked in New Orleans and introduced drip coffee, brewed fresh every few hours. The coffee H&H served was completely revolutionary to how people thought of the stuff in America.
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