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Video: The Craziest, Most-Automated Pizza-Vending Machine We Have Ever Seen

We've seen a lot of pizza vending machines over the years here at Slice, but this one might take the cake for the fanciest, most-automated one yet. Dubbed Pizzametry, it's a spinning, pepperoni-slicing, pizza-boxing monster of a machine. Plus, it features a giant 37-inch screen that ... well ... serves you ads before it serves you pizza. (That's kinda lame.)

Pizzas cook in 3.5 minutes, and in this video it looks like it's capable of making pepperoni, plain, and white pizzas. [via Philip Given]


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Video: "If you're in Italy and you want to eat frozen pizza out of a vending machine, I really feel sorry for you. Get help!" [pizzamaking.com] Word Nerdery: Advertisers love to mash up language. Like Pizza Hut with "Panormous"-size pizza. [richmond.com] Free Pizza: A reminder that folks named John Connor or Sarah Connor can get free Hut pizza. [PR Newswire] New Pizza Blog: Looks like a fun site from a cute couple. [Passion-4-Pizza] Boston: Zing Pizza and Roti has a blue cheese, butternut squash, spinich, and onion pie. [Boston Globe via MPBoston] D.C.: Liza and Gary review Circa in... More

Let's Pizza: Vending Machine Mixes Dough, Bakes Freshly Made Pizza

Photographs from popaitaly on Flickr We're used to getting coffee, soda, candy, and chips from a vending machine. Now, according to the New York Times, if Claudio Torghele has his way, Italians and eventually Americans will be able to get a made-while-you-watch, freshly baked pizza from a vending machine. The machine does not just slip a frozen pizza into a microwave. It actually whips up flour, water, tomato sauce, and fresh ingredients to produce a piping hot pizza in about three minutes.... More

Tombstone Pizza Vending Machine

This Tombstone deep-dish-pizza vending machine made the rounds on the blogs yesterday. K., of the site She Eats, found it on the Houston Architecture Info Forum (registration required). K., perhaps, set the tone of the online discussion, calling it a sign of the apocalypse. But I'd like to advocate for this thing. I, for one, welcome this technological development. I've been gunning to try pizza from a vending machine for years now. The folks at Wonderpizza haven't been able to get on the horse, but it looks like Tombstone, a division of Kraft Foods, has the money and gumption to... More

Wonderpizza Pizza Vending Machine: Seen It!

OK. I've been getting the emails about this thing. So I'm going to blog it up yet again. The Wonderpizza pizza-vending machine. Many thanks to everyone who sent in the links to the various blogs that have covered this thing in the last week. I love you guys for keeping me hip to cool stuff going on pizzawise. But I have to tell you that this machine, this story, it's old news. I blogged about it here in 2004, and then "reheated" that post again in 2005, and then yet again in 2007. Long story short: In 2004, the... More

What a Wonderful World: Pizza Vending Machines

Horn & Hardart's Automat | Berenice Abbott Proving the Japanese aren't the only innovators in the vending-machine racket is Italian vendo-maker WonderPizza. This company's machines bake and dispense pizza in less than two minutes. New Bedford, Mass.,–based Wonder Pizza USA has sole U.S. distribution rights for the machine and recently placed them at Brown University. The machine can store up to 102 pizzas, for 30 days, in a refrigerated unit. When a customer buys one, a mechanical arm removes it from its package and puts it into the oven section, where it is flashbaked. It's then sliced and delivered to... More

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