This Jersey mall is the birthplace of the world’s first burger vending machine
If you had any doubt that we are living in the future, wonder no more.
Introducing the quintessence of human progress: the vending machine burgers!!
say hello to Robo Burger, the world’s first hamburger vending machine Newport Mall in Jersey City. Before you panic, this is NOT a machine where packaged pre-made burgers sit in a box all day waiting to fall into your hands. Uh. That would be rude. Even though they are refrigerated, no one wants a cold burger!
It’s more advanced than that. RoboBurgers are made to order, by the machine, right before your eyes, according to NorthJersey.com. The concept is simple: mall visitors can step up to the machine’s glossy touch screen and personalize their order, much like you order your favorite Wawa hoagie. Once you’ve chosen your condiments, the burger is ready in about six minutes (without any human help!) and you can pay with your card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, say the reports.
What’s even more impressive is that the beef is “100% Pat LaFrieda Angus pasture-raised beef that sits on a toasted-to-order potato bun” and the cheese is aged cheddar. Ok, yum! Each burger is $7which you think is a bit pricey considering how simple the burgers are. . . but that’s the experience, isn’t it?
In fact, it’s not a totally new concept. Pizza vending machines have been popping up and growing in popularity all over the country – and most of them look pretty good!
If you want to get an idea of the result, watch this video review by CNET:
This is exactly the kind of thing you might have seen in Back to the future when they were describing what life might be like today.
Would you be willing to try RoboBurger? Let us know.
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