A University in the US just unveiled the nations first Pizza Vending Machine – What a time to be alive!
Xavier University announced the instalment of a hot pizza-dispensing vending machine in one of its residence halls this week.
The machine takes the pizza they select from a refrigerated compartment and lifts it into a convection oven.
After about three minutes, the pizza is done cooking and the machine drops it into a box that is then delivered through a slot and into the hands of the hungry student.
The medium size pizza is about 12 inches and costs $9.
The university brought over a chef from France and employees completed 40 hours of training, using better ingredients and techniques. They mastered the pizza-making and machine operations, so the pies out of the ATM will be similar to ones coming out of artisan pizza ovens.
This machine delivers a pizza which is really second to no other pizza I’ve had,” Kiah said. “It’s serving the exact same quality pizza that’s in the dining facility.”
Jude Kiah, the college’s assistant vice president, explained the thinking behind the new pizza-dispenser to the news site: “We were looking for a way to solve this problem of having a late-night pizza option on campus. And this meets our students where they’re at, in their residence hall.”
Of course, selling fresh food—including pizza—via vending machines is nothing new. Japan even has a fresh lettuce vending machine that can can grow 60 heads of lettuce a day using florescent light bulbs.
I think I’ll stick to the pizza!