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Snack bar

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Snack bar at the Warm Mineral Springs attraction in North Port, Florida.
The interior of a snack bar in the Netherlands
A snack bar in Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden
A snack bar in Malmi, Helsinki, Finland

A snack bar usually refers to an inexpensive food counter that is part of a permanent structure where snack foods and light meals are sold.[1]


A beach snack bar is often a small building situated high on the sand. Besides soft drinks, candies and chewing gum, some snack bars sell hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, potato chips, corn chips and other foods. While this is usually the case, sometimes "snack bar" refers to a small café or cafeteria. Various small, casual dining establishments may be called "snack bars", including beverage and snack counters at movie theaters, and small delis. Many places with snack bars have a policy prohibiting outside food and drink in order to encourage sales.

In movie theaters and other types of theaters, the snack bar is usually located in the lobby.

The first known use of the word "snack bar" was in 1930.[2]

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Snack bar may also refer to:


  1. ^ "Snack bar". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  2. ^ "Snack bar". Merriam Webster. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  3. ^ "Lunch counter". Merriam Webster. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-05-19.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of snackbar at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Snack bars at Wikimedia Commons