Pizza, Any Time

Pizza, Any Time

Hungry, but Domino’s is closed? Three words: Pizza vending machines. They’re coming.

Let’s Pizza machines say they’re a cut above factory farmed pizzas. Here’s the fresh factor: After customers pay, they begin by selecting one of four kinds of pizza available. Inside, a machine mixes flour and water together and kneads it into dough, which is then rolled flat. After toppings are added, the pizza is cooked in an infrared oven and dispensed in a take-home box. Voila, your very own 10.5-inch pie in under three minutes.”

— “Pizza Vending Machines Coming to U.S.,” Nic Halverson, DiscoveryNews

Anticipated price: $5.95 per pie.


“In Italy, a Vending Machine Even Makes the Pizza,” John Tagliabue, New York Times

Let’s Pizza Italian website

“Let’s Pizza vending machine ready for U.S. debut,” Pizza Marketplace


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Image (“Ces dames dans le réfectoire avec un pizza, after Toulouse-Lautrec”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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2 Responses to “Pizza, Any Time”

  1. Sustainable Grub Says:

    If it’s as good as other vending machine food, I’ll pass.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Sustainable Grub:

    The pizza is cooked fresh on demand with ifrared heat. Most vending machine chow is previously cooked and reheated at or after purchase. Infrared cooks food directly instead of heating air, so cooking starts immediately, and it is used in some large commercial conveyor belt ovens.

    The real selling point: a window in the vending machine lets the consumer see his pie baking.

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