a restaurant in which patrons get food from small compartments with doors that open when coins are put into slots
Origin of automatGerman from Classical Greek automatos: see automatic
A cafeteria or restaurant in which food is dispensed from vending machines.
Origin of automatOriginally a trademark
- A vending machine for food.
- A cafeteria consisting of vending machines.
From German Automat, as the system was originally developed in Germany.