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Pizza Vending Machines: The Next Big Thing?
LAWeekly ^ | Fri, Apr 4, 2014 | Besha Rodell

Posted on 04/04/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It seems the non-packaged food vending machine trend is not slowing, not one bit. We've all heard of cupcake vending machines. And of course, there was the rise and fall and resurrection of Burritobox. And now we hear word of Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine. Because, of course there would be a pizza vending machine. You don't want a dystopian future with no pizza, do you?? Alright then.

For now, Let's Pizza is only operating in the UK and Italy, but there have been rumors for years that the machines will debut in the U.S. any minute.

Invented by Italian entrepreneur Claudio Torghele, the machine makes pizza in about 2.5 minutes. The pizza is made from scratch - as in, the dough is mixed, the pizza topped, etc. It can make around 100 pizzas before the machine needs to be refilled.

Of course, the prospect of pizza vending machines shouldn't be all that thrilling to residents of L.A., seeing as we already have caviar vending machines.

See below for the vaguely creepy video about how Let's Pizza machines work.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: business; pizza

1 posted on 04/04/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 04/04/2014 3:56:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Wouldn’t it be cheaper for a company to hire a bunch of $8 an hour minimum wage workers than buy a big thing like that?


3 posted on 04/04/2014 3:57:25 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: nickcarraway

No anchovies please.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 3:58:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: MNDude

They understand that under the progressive regimes to come, those are gonna be $15/hr workers.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 3:58:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway
Pizza Vending Machines: The Next Big Thing?

Are they going to be paid minimum wage?

6 posted on 04/04/2014 4:00:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway

Reading the responses, I think your thread is dead on target, Nick.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 4:02:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nascarnation

those are gonna be $15/hr workers.”

All union members with a negotiated contract plus vacation, sick pay, maternity/paternity/family leave, tuition reimbursement and Obamacare health coverage. Probably more like $30-$40/hour. Not that much profit in pizza.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 4:03:37 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: nickcarraway
2015 - not too far away from "hydrated pizzas."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kId3KZaYGzU

9 posted on 04/04/2014 4:04:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: MNDude
Wouldn’t it be cheaper for a company to hire a bunch of $8 an hour minimum wage workers than buy a big thing like that?

No, because your labor costs are nearly eliminated. All your paying for is an up-front cost on the equipment, maintenance, and rent.

This is why Redbox is kicking ass in the video rental industry.

10 posted on 04/04/2014 4:04:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: nascarnation

They understand that under the progressive regimes to come, those are gonna be $15/hr workers.

.....and taxed into oblivion.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

When I do order pizza from a delivery source, I usually order two and eat only two slices then freeze the rest in two-slice baggies for future easy meals. Order the works pizzas so the thawed treats really zing the tastebuds.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This is why Redbox is kicking ass in the video rental industry.

Best example ever.

13 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:55 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

video rental industry? that still exists?


14 posted on 04/04/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: MNDude
Wouldn’t it be cheaper for a company to hire a bunch of $8 an hour minimum wage workers than buy a big thing like that?

Keep in mind they would also need to have ovens and other equipment, and rent a storefront. This machine can be stuck somewhere, like in a gas station or a highway rest stop, and just refilled periodically.

15 posted on 04/04/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Ask Blockbuster about Redbox, oh wait, you can’t.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 4:11:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: plain talk

The brick-and-mortars have went under. Now it’s just streaming, mostly.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 4:20:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: plain talk

Netflix works if you can wait a day or two. If you have them lined up in the queue you can get them in and out reasonably fast.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 4:22:16 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MNDude
Wouldn’t it be cheaper for a company to hire a bunch of $8 an hour minimum wage workers than buy a big thing like that?

Depends on where you put this. This machine can probably pay for itself with lower volume business than paying employees to stand around and do nothing when there aren't enough customers. The expenses of the machine are also relative. It may not be more expensive than current pizza machines that require employees. This can also be open 24 hours.

19 posted on 04/04/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: nickcarraway

There was one at an airshow I went to; only thing was you had to tell the guy what you wanted (one size only) he makes it and you wait at the other end for it. Worked pretty good.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 4:30:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: nickcarraway

OK, this will hold us for a few years until we all have 3D printers at home with food-protein cartridges which allow us to download pizzas from Netfood™.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: All

Get a hot, delicious burrito in 60 seconds

http://tastetheburritobox.com/


22 posted on 04/04/2014 4:46:02 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Enjoy our new "BIG ASS TACO*.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 4:47:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
I'm in the business of selling product to vend operators...

Interesting concept...

Two very important things that are unknown...

Quality and cost...

The machine looks very expensive...Believe or not a decent new snack vending machine can run as much as $ 3.5 K to $5 K...pretty tough to make that back selling $.65 bags of chips...

This Machine probably runs over $10,000... ROI will be a while !!!

Of course the taste is the most important element...

You might get someone to buy the first time for the novelty of it...if the pizza tastes like crap...No repeat sales...

Considering I can drive a mile down to road to buy a $5.00 freshly made pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar...

24 posted on 04/04/2014 4:48:12 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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25 posted on 04/04/2014 4:53:28 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Now with more “MOLECULES*


26 posted on 04/04/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Popman
Considering I can drive a mile down to road to buy a $5.00 freshly made pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar...

At 2am?

Lobby of college dorm building, highway rest stop, rest area of a factory in the middle of nowhere. People will grab a pizza from the machine rather than go out into the parking lot and get in their cars, unless the pizza is horrible.

If minimum wage goes up, look for a bunch of these, along with cheaper versions that just grab a Hot Pocket or burrito from the internal freezer, microwave it, and dump it to the exit slot.

27 posted on 04/04/2014 5:02:29 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Lobby of college dorm building, highway rest stop, rest area of a factory in the middle of nowhere.

There is a small market in this country for the type of vending machine...

A vend operator who services a factory in BFE will put a frozen food machine in before putting in that monster of a machine..especially if the frozen food machine is half the price of Let's Pizza machine

I can tell you from experience that ALL vend operators ONLY put perishable food type machines only when they have no other choice to get the whole business...

I have a inkling that most college campuses have all night pizza delivery places near by...

28 posted on 04/04/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

The Evolution Of Pizza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVX0tKmjQN8

Good video about the origins and history of pizza. 2.2 minutes long.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 5:33:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

Next time you are in Seattle and want a really good pizza hit up a Zeek’s Pizza.
http://www.zeekspizza.com/


30 posted on 04/04/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

I miss my great uncle Meo. Hand tossed, real cheese and real ingredients. Those were the good old pizza days.

I ca still smell that fragrance.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 5:37:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: nickcarraway

Has anyone ever predicted “a big thing?”

Except for the inventor of course. I imagine the guy who invented the Pet Rock just KNEW he had a golden idea.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 5:38:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
Has anyone ever predicted “a big thing?”


33 posted on 04/04/2014 5:40:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude
Wouldn’t it be cheaper for a company to hire a bunch of $8 an hour minimum wage workers than buy a big thing like that?

No it wouldn't. Vending machines don't call in sick, show up late, file petty grievances and spit in people's pizzas, etc.

34 posted on 04/04/2014 5:52:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

That machine and ATM’s will be blamed for all the unemployment during His Arrogance’s reign.


35 posted on 04/04/2014 5:56:40 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Unintended Consequences: Expanded Autism Spectrum now includes the entire Obama Administration)
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To: nickcarraway

20 years ago, a fly-by-night outfit, Magnum something or other was pulling a pizza vending machine scam. Would fly you to Florida to check out their machines. After a 10 grand investment you found you got junk. Even advertised in the WSJ.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: nascarnation

They understand that under the progressive regimes to come, those are gonna be $15/hr workers.

***
Not to mention the tacked on Obamacare costs....


37 posted on 04/04/2014 6:02:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: nickcarraway
Put all the Non Packaged food machines in one room and you have an automat:


38 posted on 04/04/2014 9:06:30 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

The machine is designed and made in Italy, with probably the same dependability of 1971 Fiat Spider


39 posted on 04/05/2014 3:15:04 AM PDT by DAC21
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