It’s 2 a.m., you’re starving and nothing’s open.
Here comes Pizzametry to the rescue, a vending machine that uses fresh ingredients to prepare and cook your pizza right when you order. Pizzametry was started by Puzant Khatchadourian, a New Yorker who originally was in the jewelry business and later found his true passion: automated pizzerias.
Puzant worked with a team of engineers to create a prototype, and currently five machines are in production. In addition to their stainless-steel exterior, they also have 32-inch flat-screen TVs, which can be used to show information about the pizza — you can also see your food up until it goes into the oven — or to show advertising, which can serve as an additional form of revenue.
Inside, the machine starts to spread out refrigerated dough, then sprinkling toppings until it is moved to the oven. The result is thin crust and evenly melted cheese on an 8-inch pizza that is neither oily or soggy. And the best part? It’s done in three and a half minutes. Once the machine gets going, it can churn out pizzas every 90 seconds. See the machine in action with the video below.
Late-night munchies, meet your new best friend.