Well, it appears that Los Angeles has beaten the rest of the country in the race to offer burritos from a vending machine. Creators The Box Brands describe the aptly named Burritobox as "the world's first burrito kiosk." The way it works — as witnessed in the Instagram video below — is fairly simple: Customers select what kind of burrito they want, select additional toppings, and then the machine pops out a warm Evol brand pre-made burrito in flavors like free range chicken with beans and rice and uncured bacon with egg and cheese. Based on their Twitter presence, it seems the company burst on to the scene at the end of December.
According to their description on LinkedIn, the whole process takes less than a minute and the machine can even play music videos or movie trailers while customers wait. Currently the only place you can get these burritos of the future is inside a 24 hour gas station in West Hollywood, though the company has announced plans for a second kiosk to open in Century City on January 18. Los Angeles has been on the vanguard when it comes to food machines, having been home to a Caviar ATM, a cupcake ATM, and a juice ATM. Below are photos and video of the Burritobox in action. Go, look:
· Burritobox [Official via SF Weekly]
· @burritoboxofficial [Instagram]
· All Vending Machine Coverage on Eater [-E-]