October 27, 2006

Pizza Vending Machine

Pizza Vending MachineOne of the few things I’ve been craving regularly since being on the South Beach Diet is pizza. Not just any pizza, of course: genuine New York-style, foldable, greasy pepperoni pizza is my personal favorite. Still, in an emergency, something is better than nothing. If only a local business cared enough about my cravings to install a Wonder Pizza machine. This vending machine holds up to 102 individual (9 inch) pizzas, in three varieties, any of which can be ordered, heated in a built-in high-temperature oven (not a microwave!), and served in less than two minutes. (Suggested retail price per pizza: $5.)

Now, if pizza from a vending machine sounds about as lame as you can get, consider this odd fact: the machines are manufactured in Torino, Italy—a place where, one would hope, pizza-making expertise is plentiful. Whether or not that’s reflected in the taste of the final product, I can only speculate.

I don’t know how much it costs to buy one of these machines, nor whether they’ve actually been deployed anywhere in the United States. But I can imagine these machines doing brisk business in college dorms and in the break rooms of high-tech companies where programmers code around the clock and subsist on junk food and Mountain Dew.

4 Responses to “Pizza Vending Machine”

  1. Joan said:

    Hello, It’s posible to send the machine to spain? what is the price of the machine? and the shipping price? It can be used in EURO (€) money??

    Thank you very much

  2. Joe Kissell said:

    Joan: I’m afraid I don’t know anything more about these machines than what I read on the Wonder Pizza Web site. I suggest contacting the manufacturer for more information.


    Hello there.Could you plaese tell me the cost of one of these machines?

  4. Joe Kissell said:

    Navroze: As I said in the article, I don’t know how much they cost. You’ll have to get in touch with the manufacturer to learn about pricing.