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Historic Los Angeles... Cliftons... now a shell of its former self... under new owners who promise not to change but guarantee to hipster out the last flicker of real life that made it cool.

Clifton's Cafeteria, once part of a chain of Clifton's restaurants, is the oldest surviving cafeteria style eatery in Los Angeles, California, and the largest public cafeteria in the world. Founded in 1931 by Clifford Clinton, the name was created by combining "Clifford" and "Clinton" to produce "Clifton's". The design of the restaurants included exotic decor and facades that were "kitschy and theatrical.