Vendéglősök a képviselők szolgálatában : az Országház éttermei és üzemeltetőik

Samu Nagy Dániel: Vendéglősök a képviselők szolgálatában : az Országház éttermei és üzemeltetőik. In: Aetas, (36) 3. pp. 42-66. (2021)

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The catering of representative by restaurants dates back to about one and a half centuries. Until the years following World War II, apart from a few years, this task was performed by prestigious restaurant-owners, who have previously proven themselves in their profession and for whom operating the Parliament’s restaurant was an honour and a great opportunity. However, they also had to deal with the practical downside of this task, the fluctuating number of guests, that made this endeavour unprofitable for almost every restaurant-owner. The leaders of the House of Representatives noticed the issues, and the option of granting subsidies to the restaurants was brought up several times, but these were given only for short periods of time: in 1913–14 from the House’s budget, and during World War II with the contribution of the representatives. Another attempt to make the task more appealing to restaurant-owners was to lend them the place, the furniture, and equipment free of charge. However, even this was not enough to make the work profitable, so in 1912 the applying restaurant-owners were allowed to open a public restaurant on the terrace of the Parliament on the side facing the Danube, and later in the basement of the building. But on the long run even this did not guarantee profit. After World War II the wave of nationalisations reached the restaurant industry, and nationalized enterprises – first KÖZÉRT, then Gundel – took over catering for the representatives and the employees of the House.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Restaurant-owners in the service of representatives : the restaurants of the Parliament and their operators
Heading title: Tanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Aetas
Date: 2021
Volume: 36
Number: 3
ISSN: 0237-7934
Page Range: pp. 42-66
Language: Hungarian, English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Országház - Budapest, Vendéglátás - Országház - 20. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2022. Feb. 24. 12:33
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 24. 12:33

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