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Bamn Automat Vending Machines NY St Marks – Plate Of The Day
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Bamn Automat Vending Machines NY St Marks

October 12, 2006

automat vending machine ny st marks

Bamn Automat New York

37 st. mark’s place, New York City. (between 2nd and 3rd ave.)
1-888-400-BAMN open 25 hours!

Have you been down to St Mark’s recently? Strolling past all the punk’d out Japanese noodle and sushi joints is a bright new PINK ‘restaurant’ called Bamn Automat. It’s the return of the nostalgic Automat! On the awning is says Open 25 Hours! – not really sure what that means but if you think about it twice it’s really just PICT3260 about how convenient the store/restaurant is. Automat’s were pretty popular at the begining of the 1900s – the first opening in Philadelphia 1902 and the first in NY in 1912. Outside of Amsterdamn, I don’t know of any other real operating Automats these days. The concept of an Automat is a restaurant space filled with vending machines – you run in, put in your money and take the food out.

The BAMN automat was opened by a few Asian entrepreneurs so it’s understandable that there’s an Asian twist on the food – such as the TeriBurger (teriyaki burger) roasted pork buns (cha xiu bao), Japanese donuts, and Musubi. Bamn Automat also features desserts in addition to your basic bamn automat new york staple of burgers, sandwiches, etc. One interesting note is that one of the co-owners is Chef Reilly, Executive Chef of The Water Club, who is responsible for menu development. Prices at the Bamn Automat range from a few dollars for a burger. For drinks or fries, you can ‘interact’ with a human vendor behind the counter. Check it!

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8 Comments

  • Reply NewYorkDave October 28, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Too cool! I’ve been waiting for the return of the automat for years.

    I’m old enough to have fond memories of Horn and Hardart’s and I’ve missed it since they closed for good about 15 years ago. I’ll be sure to check out Bamn next time I’m downtown.

    Oddly, I was walking around St. Mark’s just a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t even spot it.

  • Reply Richard Amsterdam December 13, 2006 at 11:57 am

    My company is Gemini Intl,LLC We would be interested in a Franchise—a master franchise for the Automat ( your brand Bamn ) in an Asian country . If interested please contact me at richamstr@aol.com or IntlGemini@aol.com

    Please advise
    Richard Amsterdam
    Gemini Intl,LLC

  • Reply issie April 11, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Went to the automat today, and I think it’s such a cute place!

    They’ve definitely attracted attention – an Indonesian reporter was filming on site when I visited.

    The food isn’t half bad either. 🙂

  • Reply chin316@netzero.com July 2, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    this is a hole in the wall dont go you will be sorry
    i was not impressed i remember what a automat really was this is no comparison its a joke

  • Reply krista July 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I am interested in a franchise- please contact me at krista@nafinc.com with any ifo you have. greatly appreciated.

  • Reply Franchise Coordinator July 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I would love to give you a franchise. Give me a call at 1800-458-1922!!!!

  • Reply esther zheng June 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    We would be interested in a Franchise—a master franchise for the Automat ( your brand Bamn ) in a city shanghai chinese country . If interested please contact me at chshqq@gmail.com or ningmatiyu@gmail.com

    Please advise
    esther zheng
    ningma co.ltd

  • Reply Jason March 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hello, I seen Bamn on the travel channel the other day, It was covering “real fast food”. Needless to say I was blown away! I have never seen or heard of a Automat. Since I seen your store I have not stopped thinking about it. I would love the oppourtunity to talk to you about franchise oppourtunities.

    -Jason

    Fausette99@yahoo.com

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