Customers will soon be able to get pizza from an ATM at one Ohio University.
Xavier University in Cincinnati has partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America.
The Pizza ATM will be installed in the lobby of Fenwick Place, just outside XU’s Hoff Dining Hall. The machine will be stocked with 70 pizzas at a time.
The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70 pizzas at once. Customers will be able to use a touch screen to pick one of the $10 pizzas, which will be heated for several minutes, placed in a cardboard box and ejected through a slot.
The official account of Xavier’s college dining hall also posted on Twitter announcing North America’s first Pizza ATM.
— Xavier Dining (@XavierDining) July 28, 2016
The very first pizza that was made in the ATM was served to Xavier’s women’s soccer team on Thursday. The soccer team posted a tweet enjoying the pizza.
— XU Women’s Soccer (@XavierWSOC) August 3, 2016
Paline says the pizza dispensers have been in Europe for 14 years. They’re typically in small towns, at gas stations or pizzerias.
Xavier’s marketing director for auxiliary services, Jennifer Paiotti, tells WCPO-TV that she’s a New Yorker but considers the machine-dispensed pizza to be the best she’s ever had.