Cafeterias Altruistic In Origin (Cafeterias Now Good Business Sense)

Christine Baumgarthuber looks at the People’s Kitchens in nineteenth century Europe (“an organization whose mission it was to provide cheap, nourishing meals for the thousands thrown out of work by the outbreak of the Austro-Prussian War two years before”) and how they translated when brought to American soil: Employee cafeterias (“Served hot meals by their employers, employees serve their employers’ bottom line”).



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