Japan has always had the market cornered on weird vending machines, so it’s going to take a lot to impress the people in a country where you can buy anything from fresh eggs to crepes from a metal box. But this new cupcake vending machine has been turning heads, not for how bizarre it is (by Japan’s standards), but how cute it is.
Sprinkles, the popular cupcake chain in the US, has just opened a “Cupcake ATM” at its New York store, the first of its kind in the area. It opened just 24 hours ago and the lines have been unbelievably long. Let’s take a closer look at the opening day.
Lines extended around the block, with hundreds of cupcake hopefuls lining up for their chance to use the strange vending machine.
Once visitors finally made it to the front of the line, they were presented with the “Cupcake ATM” dressed in pink, looking somewhat similar to a conventional ATM.
Using the ATM screen, visitors can choose up to four cupcakes to purchase at a time for $4.25 each.
The cupcakes are dispensed in brown cardboard boxes to the right of the ATM screen.
The Cupcake ATM is open 24-hours and is restocked by Sprinkles employees several times throughout the day. It has proven to be extremely popular amongst New Yorkers, lines on opening day continued into the evening.
If you live in Japan or have been reading RocketNews24, you’re probably used to seeing strange vending machines from Japan. How does this Cupcake ATM compare?
Source: Business Insider