If there's one food that brings us all together in the best and worst of times, it's pizza. The cheesy goodness is a canvas for flavor that can pack a punch unlike any other. But what about when a craving strikes at 3 a.m. and your pantry is bare? Fret not, the "Pizza ATM" is finally here to save the day.
America just got its first pizza vending machine at Xavier University in Cincinnati to relieve the all-too-familiar, after-hours munchies every college student sets out on a quest for. The best part? It's open 24/7.
The ATM spits out fresh pizza, hand-prepped by the university's dining hall staff, with the touch of a button in just three minutes--no more waiting for a delivery guy to get his act together! And for just $9 to $10, you can get a whole 12-inch pie with toppings and all. The machine stores about 70 pies at a time and they're apparently absolutely delicious.
"It is the best pizza I’ve ever had, and I hate to admit that as a New Yorker," said the university's marketing director of auxiliary services, Jennifer Paiotti.
The ATM is the clever creation of Paline, a French company. And though it's far from the first in the world, it's a giant leap for American foodies.