A type of cheap eatery found inside of a store. It gets its name from the fact that it usually consists solely of a counter with stools. On one side of the counter, the waitstaff, cooks, etc. work, and on the other side of the counter customers can sit and eat.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lunch Counter." (Viewed on September 24, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/11793>.