The typical vending machine dispenses chips, soft drinks and candy bars. On the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA, sits a lemonade pink 24 hour Sprinkles cupcakes vending machine. There is a line of people waiting to use the machine from mid morning to the late hours of the night. My friends and I used to complain about Sprinkles closing so early and how perfect a cupcake would be for a midnight snack outing.
The machine keeps the cupcakes fresh. Luckily, the machine dispenses one cupcake at a time, otherwise the machine would be even more dangerous.
Customers can choose between a variety of the most popular flavors such as the famous red velvet, chocolate marshmallow and dark chocolate.
The machine holds 600, individually boxed cupcakes.
The Sprinkles cupcake ATM is a hot spot for many Los Angeles tourists. People heard about the vending machine from Yahoo and Facebook! Many people have suggested that Los Angeles would be even more fun with more 24-hour activities.
Where did the idea come from?
When the owner of Sprinkles, Candace Nelson, was pregnant, she craved cupcakes during the night. Unfortunately, there were no cupcake shops open. Soon after, she created a machine to dispense cupcakes at any hour of the night.
The machine is touch screen and has state of the art technology.
The Sprinkles’ Directo of IT Vineet CHaplot, who helped create the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, stated that, “It’s phenomenally easy, in the generation of the iPad and iPhone — everything is touch-based. It’s easier than online shopping,”
Click here to watch a demonstration of the sprinkles ATM!!