Pizza Vending Machines Really Exist, Here’s How to Find Them
Whether you are stumbling out of a bar or wrapping up working third shift, sometimes you need to have pizza available 24 hours a day.
A Toronto-based company is making that happen after placing pizza vending machines around the U.S.
How Does The Pizza Vending Machine Work?
A writer for Eater who tried a vending machine in Atlanta said she entered her order on a display screen and paid for the pizza. The machines accept credit and debit cards along with mobile pay.
"As promised, just three minutes later, a piping hot box containing my pepperoni pizza ejected from the machine like a VHS tape or money from an ATM, followed shortly after by the cheese pizza," the Eater article stated. "Within 10 minutes, I was good to go."
Where To Find Pizza Vending Machines
Several of PizzaForno's vending machines are located in Canada. The company broke into the U.S. market in 2021 after firing up a vending machine in Jackson, Michigan.
MLive reported earlier this year the machines in Jackson have since been relocated to a different location due to "low foot traffic." Michigan pizza lovers can now get pies 24/7 from a vending machine in Flint.
Additional U.S. cities with PizzaForno vending machines include:
- New Orleans
- Crystal Beach
- San Antonio
A complete list of PizzaForno locations is available HERE.
Is Vending Machine Pizza Any Good?
According to PizzaForno, each of their machines holds 70 12-inch pizzas. Each pizza has a "sell by" date for three days later keeping it from being vended if it is past that time.
Eater writer Lia Picard recently tried a PizzaForno machine in the Atlanta area.
"The flavor and texture were lackluster, but not offensive," Picard wrote. "Let's call it forgettable, but edible."
Picard said she did enjoy her cheese pizza more than the one with pepperoni.