Xavier University gets the first vending machine to serve up fresh, gourmet pies on demand

Xavier University is getting the country's very first pizza ATM. The pizza vending machine will go into business the first week of school this September. It works 24/7 and serves up gourmet pizzas made fresh by Xavier's dining service. The machine fits 70 medium pizzas at a time. Students will be able to select their toppings of choice from a touchscreen then wait about three minutes for a machine to heat up the pie using an internal convection oven.

The machine will drop boxed, warm pizzas at nine dollars a pie. To ensure the pizzas are top quality, the University hired a French chef to train campus employees on how to make better pies. Alec Verlin, owner of Palien, the pizza ATM's distributor, told WCPO Cincinnati that the pies coming from the vending machine should be on par with those coming out of high-quality pizza ovens. Xavier students, rejoice.

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