Its bad enough that the average American eats about 23 pounds of pizza a year, and can be gotten just about any way possible (classic pizzerias, home delivery, frozen pizzas, pizzas ready to take home and bake, pizza food trucks), there has to be another, faster way to shovel more of it down our throats.
Well, Europe has beat us at this one. A company called A1 Concepts has created Lets Pizza, a pizza vending machine. So now you can rent a movie from a vending machine, get a soda from a vending machine and now you can get your pizza there too. You may ask, how? Here is a video to show you.
While getting pizza from a robot machine is a far cry from watching real live pizza makers who take pride in careful kneading and daring tosses of the dough, this pizza is made by robotic hands kneading and squirting and pulling the finished pizza from the oven. As The Atlantic Cities noted in their post on the machine, it’s a little odd that it’s being marketed as “untouched by human hands” and prepared in a “human-free environment.” So…Robotics fans will love it! -One step closer to a Food Replicator!
But for the price — $5.95 for an 11-inch pizza is what the company suggests — it may be just the thing for people who want a quick, hot snack and don’t want to interact with anyone to get it. And if the buzz rippling off the cupcake ATM and sushi bots is any indicator, Americans will happily eat pizza from a machine, too — as long as it tastes something like their beloved pizza.