Well done, Belgium: The first-ever Belgian frites vending machine to use a beef fat–fryer has been installed in Brussels, meaning those with €2 and 90 seconds to spare can get a cup of automated, fresh-fried frites (with your choice of ketchup, harissa mayonnaise, or plain mayo). The Guardian reports that though French-fry vending machines exist in other countries, distributor BreakTime Solutions needed "further development" to implement the beef-fat component, as well as a three-filter system "to cut out the smell of the frying." Though this is the first machine on its kind installed on the street, BreakTime says they plan to develop a deep-fried croquette vending machine in the near future.
Watch a Belgian Frites Vending Machine In Action
by Erin DeJesus