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The Birth of the Sneeze Guard

In 1959, a restaurateur and amateur inventor with smorgasbord eateries in Ohio and Pennsylvania changed the face of buffet service forever.

"Next time you are at an all-you-can eat buffet, imagine the food displays without any covering: there are flies in the coleslaw, the man in front of you leans over the spread, breathing heavily. His nose scrunches up as though he might sneeze at any moment. You cringe, but it’s too late. Mashed potatoes are off the menu tonight.

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