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Just what America needs: Pizza vending machines
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13/2012 | Rene Lynch

Posted on 06/13/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Ever have a sudden urge for crisp-crusted, ooey-gooey, cheesy pizza? You want it STAT. Not in the time it takes to preheat the oven to 500 degrees for a frozen pizza. Not in the 20 minutes it takes for the pizza delivery guy to arrive. And certainly not in however many hours it would take to make homemade dough and marinara sauce.

Get ready for Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine that promises to deliver a piping hot pizza pie made from scratch in less than three minutes.

The brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Claudio Torghel, the machine will be distributed by A1 Concepts, based out of the Netherlands. It's expected to hit our shores later this year, according to the industry website Pizza Marketplace. The company is expected to set up its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta.

What is remarkable about the new machine is that it truly makes pizzas to order, including kneading and rolling out the dough. (The above video says the leavening takes place in a blistering hot infra-red oven.) There are more than 200 toppings from which to choose. The machine can even accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, such as those for vegetarian and Kosher diets.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: eroupe; fastfood; food; foodie; letspizza; napl; netherlands; pizza; vendingmachines; wrong
This is just....wrong. Just plain wrong. it must be stopped.
1 posted on 06/13/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Can I get one for my kitchen?


2 posted on 06/13/2012 7:13:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Beave Meister

Bloombutt will be all over it.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 7:13:43 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Beave Meister

The french fry vending machine lasted about three weeks - I doubt this will have a longer life expectancy.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 7:15:51 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

There is no way a pizza can come out cooked in seconds unless they use something like pizza flavor cardboard.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
GREASE WHEELS
FOREVER!!

6 posted on 06/13/2012 7:21:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Beave Meister

Mama mia! Does it come with the girl?


7 posted on 06/13/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Beave Meister

Um, yum! Geeks everywhere will unite for fresh pizza from a vending machine.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Beave Meister
That's what they said about Henry Ford's assembly lines. This could be the greatest advance in western civilization since the Model T.
9 posted on 06/13/2012 7:24:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

It must be stopped, I don’t care how many people lose their jobs because of it.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 7:26:26 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
"There is no way a pizza can come out cooked in seconds unless they use something like pizza flavor cardboard."

Maybe it's "green technology" - they're recycling those cardboard circles from frozen pizzas. Obama probably gave them $100,000,000.00 in U.S. gov't loans to develop the vending machines.

11 posted on 06/13/2012 7:26:41 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Beave Meister

This was a scam about 10 years ago on the east coast. An ad in the WSJ by Magnum enterprizes. The offered to fly my mom down to Florida to see the ‘factory’ in Orlando. I told them I had a brother in Orlando, he’ll just come and look at the factory. They would NOT give a street address. They were busted a few months later. Most investors lost 10 to 15 grand. The few machines that actually were put into use made people sick as hell.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: Slings and Arrows
If executed correctly, the awesomeness of this creation will overshadow any object crafted by man! The only way it could be better would be if it also dispensed a Beer Milkshake!
13 posted on 06/13/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Beave Meister; a fool in paradise

Better get in at the bottom, before the company stocks explode in value like Facebook’s!


14 posted on 06/13/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Beave Meister

This is the best day of my life!


15 posted on 06/13/2012 7:31:01 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Beave Meister
It really is amazing that no matter how fast something can be made, it is never fast enough. I used to mix margaritas at home using top shelf ingredients like 100% agave tequila, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice and ice made from filtered water that I would crush in my Vitamix blender.

But it took so damn long (all of about three minutes) that I started buying that Jose Cuervo pre-mix crap that they sell in the stores now. Just pour it over ice and instant margarita. But it was a crappy margarita that made my stomach burn and gave me headaches.

Eventually I decided that taking the extra time to mix a "perfect" margarita was worth it. Pure, clean ingredients that allow you to sip and savor your margarita instead of guzzling it and wincing.

So I guess it will be the same with the pizza pies. The super pizza chains like Dominos, Pizza Hut and Papa Johns make super awful pizza pies. Yet if you take the time to visit a pizza joint that makes real brick-oven pizza with honest ingredients - well, you have a superior pizza pie experience and that's the kind of pizza I shall seek. Not the vending machine pizza. Not the convenience store pizza. Certainly not the cardboard pizza that you eat at Chuck E. Cheese while a hundred kids run around you like maniacs.

16 posted on 06/13/2012 7:35:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Kirkwood
This girl? Rules is rules. Photobucket
17 posted on 06/13/2012 7:37:42 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (The government "gives" and the government takes away (freedom).)
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To: Beave Meister

Now that’s what I’m talking about!!


18 posted on 06/13/2012 7:38:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
<irony>This should go over well in Chicago.</irony>


19 posted on 06/13/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Let’s Pizza.....let’s not...


20 posted on 06/13/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

It’s horrible.

If airport ticket kiosks can cause 8.2% unemployment, just think what this thing will do.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 7:45:20 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Beave Meister

Let’s wait and see. I used to actually like the “pizza” at the skating rink.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 7:46:16 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let’s confit!

Let’s foie gras!

Let’s Bouillabaisse!

Bison fillets... please deposit $45. ... yum, perfect!


23 posted on 06/13/2012 7:54:50 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: MulberryDraw

I’m in love. lol =)


24 posted on 06/13/2012 7:59:50 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico green chili is the best.)
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To: Beave Meister

Never. Domino’s has become pizza crack, and having one a block away...hide the bathroom scale. For the price of a grocery store, crap pizza, I can get a seriously addicting Domino’s pizza. White sauce, chopped tomatoes and bacon has turned this family into addicts. You can have my Domino’s when you pry it...never mind, it’s too embarrassing. I want to shake the hand of their master chef and marketing genius, and I used to be a complete “Italian family owned” pizza snob.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 8:01:56 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Darksheare

Actually, on my first engineering job, I survived on fifty cent, hot little cans of Nally’s Chili... back in the seventies.

Build a dirty martini machine. I’ll put it in the den and invite all y’all over... even Darks. However, comma, house rule: only fresh coffee alowed.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: pops88

Years ago when I lived in the Chicago area. I had a roommate who was a PI and he investigated all the pizza parlors in our area and found out what days of the week they got their supplies. All of them were mom and pop joints. So by the phone he had a list of the days of the week and which parlors you can order from so we always had a pizza with the freshest ingredients. Now that’s someone who takes his pizza seriously.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 8:10:39 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Let me know when New York outlaws it. Then I’ll know it’s good enough to try some.


28 posted on 06/13/2012 8:21:14 PM PDT by dfwright (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left (Eccl. 10:2, NIV))
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To: Beave Meister

Some foods are ok to heat up from frozen or from a package but not pizza. Freshly made pizza has no substitute.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Beave Meister

Well, there’s real pizza, then there’s Domino’s crack-in-a-box. Maybe we should come up with a new food label for it. I just know if you touch my slice...have your will up to date ;)


30 posted on 06/13/2012 9:09:41 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: firebrand

I’m pretty confident that this would actually not be bad. While not currently doing so, I have worked in the restaurant business for many years, including being a GM over stores of a gourmet pizza company (Our pizzas were in the $17 [small]-25 [large] range).

We used sourdough, made fresh everyday, and even with the crust being one inch thick, a top line convection oven could cook them in 4 minutes. I personally think an 8 min pizza in a slower oven was better, but I’m a bit of a pizza connoisseur (Eaten literally thousands, and at two points in my life for 3 meals a day spanning years).

In any event, I could hand make a pizza with exact weight measurements (all our topics went by weight) in under a minute (remember years of experience), and have the entire thing ready to go in under 6 minutes. Now, I’m not a machine, but using an infrared oven, and mechanically measured toppings (these are probably frozen, or would have to be changed out all the time), I have no problem believing that to the average person, these pizzas COULD be top notch.

Even if imperfect, all I’m saying is that it’s entirely doable. Our cheesy breadsticks were only 2 min in the oven, and a phone order could easily take 5x as long to place than than to make, with an indecisive customer. I can see this as potentially taking off. I’d even try them, heck, and I have pretty high standards, lol.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 9:14:58 PM PDT by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/ AND "The fat, spoiled, complacent kid is going on a diet." -Unkus)
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To: firebrand

Whoops, I just saw the video, and the toppings are NOT frozen. That would require a ton on maintenance, so I guess it would have to been in a really high volume/traffic area!


32 posted on 06/13/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/ AND "The fat, spoiled, complacent kid is going on a diet." -Unkus)
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To: Beave Meister

The pizza machine should be right next to the 32 oz. soft drink dispenser and the popcorn machine. Then watch the
NYC mayor’s head explode.


33 posted on 06/13/2012 9:33:17 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: JDW11235

As long as you’re not expecting a slice from Arturo’s or your favorite place in Brooklyn, it might be enjoyable. Just deal with it on its own terms and it might be OK.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 9:34:11 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Beave Meister

Combine it with Redbox and you got pizza and a movie!


35 posted on 06/13/2012 9:35:27 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: glock rocks

Let’s pommes frites...


36 posted on 06/13/2012 9:36:54 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: QT3.14

He had better get away from my popcorn. It’s not pretty when you get out of a limo and the way to your front door is a sea of Jolly Time.


37 posted on 06/13/2012 9:40:29 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Agreed. My grandmother was probably what people now refer to as a “foodie.” She would eat out somewhere about half the time, it seemed. As such, I had the privilege of eating a wide variety of foods (and the curse of a complicated palate!). I’ll try most anything normal (no brains, eyeballs, bugs, etc.) once, and unless I’m cooking for myself or at a pretty pricy place, I have pretty low expectations, lol.


38 posted on 06/13/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/ AND "The fat, spoiled, complacent kid is going on a diet." -Unkus)
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To: Beave Meister
This is just....wrong. Just plain wrong. it must be stopped.

I'll reserve my condemnation until I've tried it. All 200 toppings...

39 posted on 06/13/2012 10:01:01 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1240 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: Beave Meister
And in other pizza newz today: How to run a pizza delivery service in Kabul
40 posted on 06/14/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: glock rocks; Slings and Arrows

Copy that, no Darkshearian Double Brew.


41 posted on 06/14/2012 5:23:16 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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