College campuses are well-known hotbeds of innovation. Now, Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, is testing an innovative tool that could be a culinary game changer: the Pizza ATM.
The Pizza ATM, a vending machine promising “fresh, restaurant quality pizza in minutes,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, will debut in a Xavier residence hall this fall.
“We were looking for a way to solve this problem of having a late-night pizza option on campus,” said Jude Kiah, Xavier’s assistant vice president for auxiliary services. “This meets our students where they’re at in their residence hall.”
The machine, which costs $55,000, will serve and heat pizzas made by the university’s dining services employees.