You know what's better than getting money out of a vending machine? Getting pizza out of a vending machine.
The very first pizza ATM machine to ever exist in the US is now living happily on Xavier University's campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, proving that when food and technology come together, beautiful things happen.
Xavier's food is already award-winning, but this pizza ATM addition takes its culinary efforts to the next level.
The machine is conveniently placed near a dining hall on campus, so I guess that cafeteria will be pretty empty from now on. The machine is expected to sell 300 pizzas a day and holds a maximum of 70 pizzas at a time.
That's a lot of ready-to-go grub.
The machine will have a soft launch on August 10, with its grand opening in September.
The pizzas range from $9 to $10 and are handmade by the dining hall staff. The staff was trained by a French chef to in order to make these incredibly convenient meals.
But how does this magic machine work? Well, before they're dispensed, the 12-inch pizzas are placed in a fridge and then are heated up in a convection oven before popping out in a cute little box.
You only have to wait three minutes for your pizza to come out. That's nothing compared to the half-hour wait for delivery, and it's so much better than the sweaty, loud, smelly experience of buying pizza in the nearest hole-in-the-wall joint.
I'm so happy we live in a world where this exists. Literally, so blessed.
This pizza ATM has a touch screen, people.
I'd be proud to hold a pizza that came out of a machine, too.
I'll take eight of these, please.
Let's see how long it will take for the pizza ATM machine to appear on other school campuses.
My guess? Like, two months.