Originally posted on http://www.kake.com/story/40870356/7-unique-vending-machines-from-around-the-world
You can find a lot more inside of a vending machine than candy and drinks.
There are almost 19,000 operators in the US alone. These machines make it easier to get your favorite snacks, items, and more with the click of a button. The business has evolved to meet society’s demand for fast and easy access to everyday items.
You don’t have to take a trip to learn what’s out there. Discover 7 unique vending machines from around the world here.
No more waiting for a delivery driver to bring your meal. Not when there are vending machines with digitally controlled ovens inside them. A pizza vending franchise can bake your favorite warm foods with their unique machines.
Travel around the world a little and you may find a car vending machine. These are accessible only after purchasing the car online and then retrieving it with a coin and their name. The machine will then move the cars around until yours is in front of you and ready to drive off in.
It’s common in China to come across a vending machine dispensing unique items. One of the interesting finds you’ll be surprised to see is live crabs. When you’re in a hurry and can’t make it down to a market, this idea makes it easier for seafood lovers.
The French love their baguettes, so it makes sense that you can purchase delicious baguettes from vending machines while on a stroll through France. If you’re not a passport holder, don’t worry. You can find these vending machines in places like San Francisco.
Vending machines can have more than food and random items, you can find parts for your bicycle. This can come in handy when your bicycle needs a repair, but you’re in a hurry. These are growing more popular in areas with higher cyclist traffic.
One of the worst experiences you can face is being stuck in a rainstorm with no umbrella or hood to keep you dry. An umbrella vending machine makes it easier to get protection from the rain without having to stop and shop. Because nobody has time to deal with lines and registers anymore.
Major cities are taking advantage of vending machines for tourism. Before you hop on a plane to head home, look around for a machine with a last-minute gift. JFK is one of the airports you’ll find one of these convenient vending machines.
There’s more to vending machines than what automatically comes to mind. Different countries and cultures can influence this business. As the demand grows, so will the suppliers.
No matter where you’re currently living, there are machines all around with interesting items. You may discover faster meals or a quick repair to get you by. Whatever your needs, there seems to be a vending machine for it.
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