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Watch This Vending Machine Make Pizza
Mental Floss ^ | March 21, 2014 | Erin McCarthy, managing editor

Posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

News broke today that Sprinkles Cupcakes will install New York City's first 24-hour cupcake ATM at its Upper East Side location next week. The unit has a 760 cupcake capacity and can dispense up to four sweet treats at a time. That's pretty cool—but not as cool as a vending machine that makes fresh pizza in under three minutes. Behold Let's Pizza:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Invented by entrepreneur Claudio Torghele, Let's Pizza machines were initially designed and manufactured in Northern Italy. Customers choose between up to four kinds of pies, and watch through windows as the machine adds water to flour, kneads the dough, layers on the sauce, assembles the toppings, and bakes the pizza in an infrared oven in just 2.5 minutes. There are fun windows so customers can watch their pies being made. It can produce 90 to 100 pizzas before it needs to be refilled.

In a piece for The Gate, writer W. Andrew Powell (who shot the video above) said, "In all my travels, I have never seen anything like it. ... While it’s silly and not exactly the best pizza you’ll ever eat, it’s still amazing, and kind of fun." But it still has to be better than the slices sold for $1 at some NYC pizza joints.

The machines are available in Italy and the UK, and, according to a 2012 interview with A1 Concepts' CEO Ronald Rammers in PizzaMarketplace.com, they may soon be making their way to the United States. I'm starting the campaign to get one in the mental_floss offices now.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: economy; food; pizza; vending
Would you buy one?
1 posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Needs to be drive-up.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 7:12:34 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Even if they have some set up for drive-up service you’ll still never understand what the gnome inside is saying to you over the low-quality speaker!

French Fries Animation Jack in the Box Nicholson Fast Food
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdqIJabjTJk


3 posted on 05/24/2014 7:19:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. And that’s a gal that should probably skip a couple of pizzas...


4 posted on 05/24/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE TO FR NOW!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ssssshh!! Don’t tell the $15/hr minimum wage crowd.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

They won’t like this:

Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3100817/posts

Panera Bread Is Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3152445/posts


6 posted on 05/24/2014 7:22:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be extra cool if it shot the pizza out like a frisbee and you had to catch it.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 7:24:45 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you put them in Walmart and they accepted EBT you would make a killing.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 7:25:08 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would you buy one?”

If it’s affordable would buy first time just to try it out. After that would depend on the taste and cost.

I can see this being a viable option for a niche market - grab a slice as you are running to catch a plane, school lunch rooms, food courts. I think success will depend on cost, taste and whether machines can continue running without downtime for maintenance.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 7:26:08 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rbg81

Ssssshh!! Don’t tell the $15/hr minimum wage crowd.


Agree. McDonalds should find one that makes cheeseburgers.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 7:26:31 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lol, I am thinking that if one wree near a Michelle O approved school cafeteria, the vendor would get rich quick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4_C1BmT-R8


11 posted on 05/24/2014 7:27:10 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Make your own pizza without having to stick your arms inside a 600 degree oven? That’s kooky talk!


12 posted on 05/24/2014 7:28:58 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: pnut22

Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, malls, near the welfare, unemployment and Social Security offices, bingo parlors, colleges, etc., etc....


13 posted on 05/24/2014 7:30:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Mike Darancette

Can I call in a pizza order?


14 posted on 05/24/2014 7:32:51 PM PDT by moovova
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are they paid at least $10 per hour, get paid health care and in the union?

Otherwise they might be joining the protests.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 7:44:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: Yardstick

If that happened, packs of feral Border Collies would soon learn to congregate nearby.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 8:15:46 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It won’t spit in your food and it doesn’t care what minimum wage is. :-)


17 posted on 05/24/2014 8:23:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Salamander

They’d be in competition with the skeet shooters.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 8:26:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: boycott

See post #6.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 8:27:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Salamander
The Collies can team up with birds and make a killing!

smart bird stealing money

20 posted on 05/24/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i think the rotation speed for cooking is a bit too fast, too much cheese ends up pooling in the middle. if they could slow it just a bit it might look better and have less bare outer spots.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 8:56:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Yardstick

HA!

;D


22 posted on 05/24/2014 9:45:20 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My smaller snakes are sleeping in little “caves” made out of Dollar Tree plastic ‘crock’ dog bowls, I’ll have you know!

:D


23 posted on 05/24/2014 9:47:49 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Salamander

Good re-purposing.


24 posted on 05/24/2014 9:48:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TigersEye

Cool but if the crows ever team up with the dogs, we’re doomed.

;]


25 posted on 05/24/2014 9:52:10 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re terrible for dogs but if you cut a little doorway into them, they’re perfect for small pet homes.

I managed to snag some heavy crockery dog bowls for their water but our dollar stores rarely have them in stock any more.

You can find a lot of useless junk in dollar stores that *is* useful, once you ignore the original purpose.

:)


26 posted on 05/24/2014 9:55:22 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are the fast food workers who want to unionize reading this?


27 posted on 05/25/2014 12:53:44 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does it get paid $15 an hour?


28 posted on 05/25/2014 2:45:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: boycott
"Agree. McDonalds should find one that makes cheeseburgers"

We're almost there.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxiQFh3vuQ

29 posted on 05/25/2014 4:18:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Grams A
If it’s affordable would buy first time just to try it out.

In the video, the cameraman said it was the best 3 Euros they spent in Europe, so if 3 Euro's then = $4.10.

30 posted on 05/25/2014 4:48:32 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are fun windows so customers can watch their pies being made.

I prefer the regular kind of windows.

31 posted on 05/25/2014 5:47:57 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Alas Babylon!

so if 3 Euro’s then = $4.10.”

$4.10 plus cost to comply with U.S. government regulations = $15.00.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 8:28:42 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not sure I would want to eat a pizza that goes from mixer to your mouth in 2.5 minutes.

The crust can’t possibly have time to acquire “crust”


33 posted on 05/25/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The unions will probably start moving to block them, and we all know who the politicians listen to.


34 posted on 05/26/2014 2:14:49 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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