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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  • sapphireunicorn
    sapphireunicornThursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:38 am
    I WANT THIS TO COME SO BADLY!
    • xxdatboixx
      xxdatboixxThursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:30 am
      I Need That In My House So we just pay our money and then take i back for a free pizza!!!!!
      • madimin05
        madimin05Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm
        good, but kinda gross.
        • jennyk46
          jennyk46Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:43 am
          Yes! I need one so bad in my dorm! No more cooking! Lol
          • iifreeze
            iifreezeWednesday, November 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm
            YA
            • ravendarkholme
              ravendarkholmeFriday, October 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm
              OMG me two!!
            • Teenage SisterTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:38 am
              We are not getting the machine.
              • Teenage BrotherTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:37 am
                Okay, quick! Call the pizza vending machine engineers!
                • Your BrotherTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:31 am
                  Give me the pizza!
                  • Your SisterTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:30 am
                    Does it come with vitamins? I'm kinda in a diet.
                    • 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

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