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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  • 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.
        • minaTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am
          What a pizza vending machine!!
          • strawberry06
            strawberry06Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm
            yummy
            • 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

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