They started popping up in strip mall and grocery store parking lots. To me it seemed like the wave of the future way back when. Pull up, drop off your film, drop back the next day to pick up your prints.
I always felt for the people that had to work in those little kiosks. They had to work in a cramped environment on a tight deadline. I think the first time I saw a Fotomat was in Macon, GA while my family was visiting Uncle Pat. The last time I saw a Fotomat kiosk was about 10 years ago while in Orlando, FL.
Fotomats were everywhere, 4000+ nationwide, but no more. Film seems to be no more. The world went digital overnight. It was a different world and a different medium.