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29 Creative Vending Machines

From Baguette Vending Machines to Multi-Sensory Coffee Dispensers

— August 18, 2016 — Business
In Japan, creative vending machines are commonplace. Perhaps it's because of the country's historic interest in robotics, but it often seems as though the Japanese have a machine to sell consumers almost anything. Though creative vending machines are less common in Europe and North America, some retailers have caught on to the Japanese technique.

In some cases, creative vending machines are answers to practical problems. Considering that breakfast is the meal people most often skip, the breakfast vending machine from Quaker or the multi-sensory coffee dispenser from Costa Coffee make perfect sense. However, some vending machines are purely built for their weirdness, like the "pizza ATM" built at Cincinnati's Xavier University (although it's still probably appealing for late night college eating.)
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LEGO French Fry Dispensers
LEGO French Fry Dispensers
This McDonald's French Fry Dispenser Takes Snacking to a New Level
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Smile-Powered Drink Machines
Smile-Powered Drink Machines
This Vending Machine from Vaillant Gives Drinks When Smiles are Seen
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Breathalyzer-Activated Condom Machines
Breathalyzer-Activated Condom Machines
Dating Platform Match Made a Machine to Encourage Sober Sex
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Cashless Vending Machines
Cashless Vending Machines
USA Technologies' Machines Use Apple Pay for Contactless Payments
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Breakfast Vending Machines
Breakfast Vending Machines
Quaker's Pop-Up Breakfast Vending Machine Doles Out Free Meals
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Birth Control-Selling Laundromats
Birth Control-Selling Laundromats
The Sunshine Laundromat is Home to an Unusual Vending Machine
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Trash-Converting Vending Machines
Trash-Converting Vending Machines
MyProGeneration Upcycles Waste Into Recycled Smartphone Cases
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Healthy Dessert Kiosks
Healthy Dessert Kiosks
These TCBY Vending Machines Offer Nutrition, Great Taste and Convenience
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Sustainable Meat Vending Machines
Sustainable Meat Vending Machines
Applestone Meat Company's Dispenser Serves Without Human Contact
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Baguette Vending Machines
Baguette Vending Machines
This Machine Serves Up Fresh Baguettes On-Demand
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Literary Vending Machines
Literary Vending Machines
BooksActually Offers On-the-Go Reading Material in Busy Areas
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Gourmet Parisian Vending Machines
Gourmet Parisian Vending Machines
This High-End Vending Machine is Stocked with Fancy Meats
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Farm Egg Vending Machines
Farm Egg Vending Machines
This Hamburg Urban Farm Has a Streetside Vending Machine
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3D-Printed Snack Machines
3D-Printed Snack Machines
Researchers Are Working on Vending Machines That Can Print Custom Treats
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Icy Vending Machines
Icy Vending Machines
This Starbucks Ice Sculpture Installation Celebrates a New Product
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Digital Campus Vending Machines
Digital Campus Vending Machines
These Vending Machines Flash Ads at College Students
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Nutritious Vending Machines
Nutritious Vending Machines
LeanBox Offers Healthy Food and Beverage Options for Urban Dwellers
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LEGO Nugget Dispensers
LEGO Nugget Dispensers
This Building Block Machine Dispenses McDonald's Fast Food for Change
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Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
Paired Wine's Enomatic Machines Enhance the Tasting Experience
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Multi-Sensory Coffee Dispensers
Multi-Sensory Coffee Dispensers
These Costa Coffee Vending Machines Engage the Five Senses
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Burger Sauce Vending Machines
Burger Sauce Vending Machines
McDonald's Australia is Offering Bottled Big Mac Sauce to Patrons
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Robotic Candy Vending Machines
Robotic Candy Vending Machines
The Jelly Belly Vending Machine is Able to Hold 100lbs of Sweets
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Fresh Pizza Vending Machines
Fresh Pizza Vending Machines
This Pizza ATM is Designed to Satisfy Late-Night Cravings
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Beer-Dispensing Vending Machines
Beer-Dispensing Vending Machines
This Belgian Vending Machine Sells Entire Crates of Beer
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LEGO Pizza Dispensers
LEGO Pizza Dispensers
This Pizza Hut Vending Machine is Made Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks
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Healthy Food Vending Machines
Healthy Food Vending Machines
This PepsiCo Vending Machine Only Offers Nutritious Choices
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Vehicle Vending Machines
Vehicle Vending Machines
The Carvana Dealership Gamifies Car Pick-Ups with a Car Vending Machine
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Local Food Vending Machines
Local Food Vending Machines
The Vending Machines by Byte Foods are Stocked with Fresh Food
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Supplement Vending Machines
Supplement Vending Machines
SuppNow Helps Gyms Offer On-Demand Fitness Supplements
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