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America Just Got Its 1st Pizza ATM

How has Europe had this technology for 14 years already?
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 10, 2016 12:19 PM CDT
College's ATM Doles Out Pizzas Instead of Cash
Amanda Costanzi orders from a Pizza ATM at Xavier University on Friday.   (John Minchillo)

A newly installed ATM at an Ohio university is doling out the next best thing to money— pizza. The AP reports Xavier University in Cincinnati partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America on Thursday. The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70 pizzas at once. Each medium-sized pizza costs $9 or $10, depending on toppings. Customers will be able to use a touchscreen to select a pizza, which will be heated for several minutes, placed in a cardboard box, and ejected through a slot. Paline says the pizza dispensers have been in Europe for 14 years. They're typically in small towns, at gas stations or pizzerias. (More pizza stories.)

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