French Baker Creates 24-Hour Baguette Vending Machines

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It's well-known that the Japanese have gone vending machine crazy. Not only can you get a cup of instant ramen (which is child's play) by inserting a few coins into the machines, you can also pick up fresh produce and even lobsters.

Now a baker in France, yes, France, has successfully developed a baguette vending machine. Jean-Louis Hecht's invention pops out long, fresh-baked loaves round the clock. The aim is to satisfy nightowls and other people who just have to get a baguette at the wee hours of the morning.

The baker got the idea when customers would knock on his doors (he lives above his bakery) asking for baguettes at all hours of the night. Some of the famously fickle and proud French, the AP reports, seem to be warming up to the two locations. In July, the machines sold 4,500 loaves. At this rate, the AP states, the new machines will break even in a year.

The concept of a 24-hour baguette machine would never work here, but maybe a donut machine, or how about fresh fries?

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claudiagkitchen
claudiagkitchen

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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

There's a Mr. Wok vending machine now that dispenses Broccoli Beef, Kung Pao Chicken, Veggies & Rice, and one other I forget.  Surprisingly, not bad, not bad. 

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Does it heat them up, or is it like buying a frozen entrée? And where is this machine? I'm intrigued...

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

It's frozen then micro'd.  The ones I know are in  N. Calif. and Las Vegas -- lemme ask the owner if there's any in SoCal. 

Hank Mardoukus
Hank Mardoukus

The machines are in France.. try reading the article before posting dumb ass questions

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