By the time the first U.S.-based pizza vending machine arrived at Xavier University in Cincinnati in 2016, similar units had been available for well over a decade in Europe. But now, these vending machines
are finally hitting the States—and potentially shaking up the industry.
;e appeal among consumers is undeniable; in today’s 24-7 world, people
want pizza, fresh and fast, on demand, anytime. And, for pizzeria owners,
the machine can open up an additional revenue stream when placed in
high-tra;c areas, such as airports, college campuses and shopping malls—
with less risk than opening up a second location.
To get a feel for the trend and where it might be headed, PMQ checks in
with three key players who just might help shape the pizza vending landscape:
a machine manufacturer, a pizzeria owner and the university that ignited
the craze. For them, this ain’t just a fad—it’s the future.
Pizza vending machines like
Pizza ATM and 24/7 Pizza Box
offer a new opportunity to get
your pizza in more mouths,
and the media buzz they create
doesn’t hurt either.
Pizza vending machines are making their way Stateside—and offering another avenue for pizzeria
owners to cash in around the clock. By Tracy Morin