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  • #1 by NumbWhistle on 12 Jan 2022
  • https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2022/01/247-pizza-from-a-vending-machine-see-it-in-action-in-ann-arbor.html

    I can't say the pizzas look very good, but I will be interested to see how well this fares. They positioned the machine in prime student bar territory, so I am guessing it will do well - particularly after 2:00am.

    - Steve
  • #2 by Pizza_Not_War on 12 Jan 2022
  • I wouldn't be surprised if they break down more than they work.
  • #3 by Jon in Albany on 12 Jan 2022
  • Interesting idea but it looks like frozen pizza quality.

    Texted the link to a friend in Ann Arbor. He said the location is right near Joe's and a really good hand pulled noodle place. I think he's curious, but not curious enough.

  • #4 by kori on 12 Jan 2022
  • Never knew this was a "Canadian concept." They've actually had them up here in Northern Ontario for a few years now (over 2 years for sure). My only experience is I drove by one when shopping out of town one day, won't see me getting pizza from a vending machine. Did hear rumours there's one going to be installed at a gas station in my little town.

    Haven't heard any feedback, I wonder how the whole process and functionability works out with our  extreme temperature changes, yesterday I woke up to -31 (without windchill) and today is -2, I've seen our temp go from -30's to 5-10 above overnight, you should here my house crack at night when this happens (all houses with a basement). Mechanical things generally don't like extreme changes like that, I would think there would be problems.
  • #5 by NumbWhistle on 12 Jan 2022
  • Once the novelty wears off, I would guess over 70% of the business will be done when the campus bars are closing and other food options are sparse.

    I would also agree that weather will likely play a significant role in the viability of the machine.
  • #6 by ira on 12 Jan 2022
  • Given they are just reheating frozen pizzas, they can probably do it like a toaster with coil or similar heating elements that heat up in a few seconds.


    Ira
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