A pizza vending machine made to order in under three minutes may be the next craze to hit America, if one Italian has his way.
Called Let's Pizza, the free-standing personal pizza maker kneads and rolls its own dough for a 10.5-inch pie with over 200 toppings to choose from for $5.95.
After a successful launch three years ago throughout Europe, Claudio Torghel reports his plans to hit the States with its placement in malls, airports, hospitals and universities, to name a few.
'In just 2.5 minutes after you've ordered, a fresh and hot pizza is ready to eat,' Let's Pizza's planned distributor CEO Ronald Rammers of A1 Concepts told Pizza Marketplace of the machine.
After distributing a $5.95 payment in cash or by credit card, the consumer is able to choose from four different pizza styles depending on the machine, according to A1 Concepts.
Capable of being watched from outside, the machine creates the dough through a special flour and water mixture, kneading and rolling it into a 10.5-inch crust.
As the oven heats up, using infra-red technology, toppings are added which include a drizzle of organic tomato sauce.
'We also receive requests for kosher pizzas and pizzas that meet the requirements for Muslims. All options are open,' said Mr Rammers.
Once the pizza is finished, its specific time depending on the order, it slides out through the front in an insulated take-away box.
The option of a disposable cutter is also available.
A video demonstrating the production reminds the final products as 'made without being touched by hands. Pizza, made in a human-free environment.'
There is no specific date for the machines' placement released, while Mr Rammers reports their eyes on setting their U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.