Sunday, November 29

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Old-school Kansas City restaurant serves food via a miniature train

Americans love a gimmick. During simpler times we’ve waited in line for cronuts, bought pet rocks and if you were ever in a hunger pinch, a cupcake vending machine did the trick. With so many options, it’s always surprising when something with a novel quality endures. Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City is just one of those things that never gets old. Since 1954, the diner has been serving customers old fashioned hamburgers via train. Toby Anderson, a Fritz patron, captured the unique waiting system on Instagram. A miniature railway track runs along the ceiling of the establishment. When an order is ready a small train carries the “cargo” throughout the restaurant and then drops off the food on a small shelf located above the corresponding table. Not a bad...