Vending machines that serve food do not do too well when it comes to hot food, such as porridge. After all, cold sandwiches are easy to store, but EatWave Vending of San Diego, California, has come up with the EatWave – a patent pending, fully automated and refrigerated vending machine that boasts of an internal microwave cooking unit. In a nutshell, EatWave is able to heat up your pre-packaged hot food items in under a minute, as well as deliver a range of snack, cold food and cold drink items, all from a single machine. This is definitely unprecedented, as machines in the past were specialized in the kind of food or drink that they served, perhaps with the exception of drinks machines that deliver both hot and cold drinks.
Andrew Preston, CEO of EatWave Vending, said, “EatWave allows vending operators and locations to conserve space and energy by replacing multiple vending machines with our single hot and cold design. EatWave is perfect for office break-rooms, hotels, schools, airports and other locations wanting to offer a complete meal for people on the go looking to grab a quick bite.”
The asking price for the EatWave is not cheap though, as it retails for $11,995 a pop. Needless to say, if you want to install the EatWave on a large scale, perhaps negotiating for a group package might be your best bet. [Press Release]
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