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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  • miinieTuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm
    yummy! I hope they add this at the six flags where I live
    • roselinaSaturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:38 am
      Pizza!!!!!!!!!
      • flabbr
        flabbrThursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm
        omg omg omg omg omg
        • jyrules
          jyrulesThursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm
          That would be so cool! I need that now!
          • nick483
            nick483Friday, December 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm
            when will they do that but i think it is actually use ful
            • nw04lif3
              nw04lif3Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:17 am
              when are they making that
              • Let's KnowMonday, December 15, 2014 at 10:32 am
                The original pizza came from Greece, not Italy.
                • coolMonday, December 8, 2014 at 8:20 am
                  where do we get some
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm
                    Yay!!!!! I want pizza with a lot of cheese!!!! Mmmmmmmmmmm
                    • nick483
                      nick483Friday, December 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm
                      i love cheese
                      • nick483
                        nick483Friday, December 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm
                        cheese with pizza
                      • analise
                        analiseTuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm
                        YESSS THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
                      • happypug12
                        happypug12Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:46 am
                        Yay! Pizza is one of my favorite foods, but I also love pasta.
                        • nikukyu
                          nikukyuTuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm
                          I vote for pizza, but I do love pasta too. :)
                          • jyrules
                            jyrulesThursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm
                            Same here!
                            • jyrules
                              jyrulesThursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm
                              But I would never be able to chose one or the other!

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