They had a long brown luncheon counter where you could order breakfast or lunch for a very good price. The food was always fresh and delicious. On the counters you could see clear round glass containers which displayed fresh pies and cakes. You could order coffee, soft drinks, tea, a hot meal, sandwiches...practically whatever you wanted and the service was friendly.
I really miss these stores! Back then all receipts were done by hand and the cash register was loud and made a jingle sound.
I am sharing a few photos of the old general stores...including an F W Woolworth store...and its menu! In the first photo you can see someone is actually seated in a store! This is very rarely seen today.