Pizza Baked in a Vending Machine?
We've had delivery at our doorstep, we've had DiGorno in our freezers, and now, pizza in our vending machines.
That's right, pizza vending machine "Let's Pizza" will be invading the U.S. this year. The machine has already seen success in Italy, where it was first launched. The most intriguing thing about this machine is that it actually bakes 'fresh' pizza - only after the customer makes a selection does the machine roll and knead the dough, finish it with sauce and cheese (or up to 200 additional toppings) and bake it. The mark of a glorious new era of food technology, or the end of Western civilization? Maybe both.
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.
"Let's Pizza is a huge success in Europe and especially in Italy. That was proof for us that we have a very good pizza," A1 Concepts Chief Executive Ronald Rammer told Pizza Marketplace.
There is also a video, in case you don't (or don't want) to believe me: