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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  • koolkidMonday, July 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    if I could keep one at home but not have to pay, I would never call a restraunt again
    • Person boyWednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm
      I don't think its gonna taste good it looks weird
      • kindle
        kindleTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:29 am
        they should bring this to Frankfort ky.
        • Mr hungryThursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:51 am
          Does this come in a Little Caesars version? I'd like that, just keeping it at home, not having to order pizza...
          • AwsomeThursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm
            I would like to see this
            • PopoFriday, March 18, 2016 at 11:36 am
              SOOOOO COOL I love it
              • duddyFriday, March 18, 2016 at 9:42 am
                *steals pizza vending machine*
                • eli1Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:45 am
                  heheheeehehe im hungry!
                  • BeastlyThursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                    This would be great for a current event
                    • diva21st
                      diva21stWednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                      I love pizza with bacon bits,beef,extra cheese,and pepperoni

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