Coming Soon To A Theme Park Near You - A Pizza Vending Machine!

By Meera Dolasia on June 13, 2012

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Theme parks can be a lot of fun except for one thing - The long lines. Though the ones for rides can be avoided with a Fast Pass, there is no easy fix when trying to get a bite to eat. Now, there may finally be a solution coming our way - A vending machine that dispenses delicious pizza, in a speedy quick three minutes!

And if your are thinking re-heated pies, think again. The crimson-colored 'Let's Pizza' machine make each pie to order - Rolling the dough, sprinkling the desired toppings and baking it in a infra-red oven, all while the customer is watching. The best part is that this custom-made 10-inch pizza costs a mere $6 USD (at least in Europe).

And, while customers don't have all the options they would find in a pizzeria, they do have at least four pre-set topping menus to choose from. Given that these can be customized right down to the dough (gluten free anyone?), there is likely to be something, for everyone.

The brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Claudio Torghele, the vending machines were first introduced in Italy in 2009, amidst a lot of skepticism. This is after all the birthplace of the pie and one that believes that the only good pizza is one made from hand-stretched dough (that has been fermented for at least 12 hours), topped with fresh ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven.

But Claudio was convinced that 'Let's Pizza' would appeal to the younger generation especially kids, who would enjoy watching their favorite treat being cooked inside this magical machine. Turns out, he was right - Over the last  two years 'Let's Pizza' has become wildly popular not only in Italy, but other European countries as well. Now, the Italian businessman has set his eyes on the biggest take-out pizza market in the world - America!

The first 'Let's Pizza' machines are scheduled to make their appearance this summer, at a yet to be disclosed theme park in Florida. If successful, the Claudio is hoping to franchise them to other theme parks and even malls and theaters. Sounds delizioso to us!

Resources: huffingtonpost.com, let'spizza.co.uk

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  • nicholasThursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:19 am
    "omg" ineed one
    • ginnypandas444
      ginnypandas444Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:21 am
      I NEED THAT IN MY ROOM! If I was hungry and tired I would jump on my bed and then I would TOTALLY throw like a beanbag onto the button and CHING! Out pops the pizza!!!
      • miinieFriday, March 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm
        this machine is sooooo cool. i want one really badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
        • puppy44
          puppy44Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm
          Yummy
          • wolf_dude
            wolf_dudeWednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:57 am
            I must have this to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • Ariana11Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:01 am
              sooooo coool
              • ari123Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:01 am
                i want one
                • pita1234
                  pita1234Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am
                  this thing is so awesome I want a personal one in my room and would not tell any one.
                  • wolf_dude
                    wolf_dudeFriday, March 13, 2015 at 7:23 am
                    Lol me 2
                  • minaTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am
                    What a pizza vending machine!!
                    • strawberry06
                      strawberry06Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm
                      yummy

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