Burrito-Making Robot

Burrito-Making Robot

Those 36,000 Redbox DVD rental kiosks have been joined by the Burrito Box, a stand-alone, automated burrito-generating device. Say “saludos, señores” to our new robot overlords.

The first two Burrito Boxes are in Los Angeles where, as everyone knows, it’s so damn hard to find burritos. The touch-screen kiosks dispense $3 hot burritos in 60 seconds, presumably cooking them with heat generated by the blaring music videos on their screens during that minute. The five options of Evol “all-natural” burritos are 3 bucks a pop with additional charges for guacamole, sour cream and Tabasco sauce.

The best review to date is by Alison Stevenson and Dave Schilling. Excerpts:

“It occurred to me that if a burrito-making device can have a TV screen on it, very soon our home TVs will be able to make burritos. That’s chill.”

“I cracked open my guacamole, which looked like it was recovered from Fukushima.”

“Honestly, this thing was no different than getting a frozen burrito at the gas station and microwaving it, like in the old days. The only new feature is a loud music video to drown out the voice in your head telling you to change your life before it’s too late.”

– “We Tried a Futuristic Burrito Vending Machine Called ‘Burrito Box,’” Alison Stevenson and Dave Schilling, VICE

More:

“Taqueria vending machine? Say hola to Burrito Box,”  Bonnie Burton, CNET

“Taste Test: Trying Out Los Angeles’ First Magic Burrito Machine,” LAist

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2 Responses to “Burrito-Making Robot”

  1. Johnny R. Says:

    Burrito Box and Red Box are TOTALLY 2 different entities (Companies), 180* apart on what they do and their locations too.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Johnny R writes: Burrito Box and Red Box are .. 2 different entities

    Thanks. Right you are; we’ve corrected the post.

    180* apart on what they do

    Yes. Apparently Red Box’s DVDs taste better than the burritos.

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