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Bizarre Vending Machines

 

 Bizarre Vending Machines


Bizarre Vending Machines  Candy and soda vending machines are common; you see them everywhere, but did you know there’s a whole world of machines out there vending all kinds of unique offerings that you may have never seen before?


  1. Bizarre Vending Machines in New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas have baked up some sidewalk cupcake ATMs, where you can purchase a decadent dessert with your credit card.

 

  1. Bizarre Vending Machines In Philadelphia, you’ll find vending machines that sport locks of real human hair, which ladies can use for enhancement and elongation.

 

  1. Looking for clear and radiant skin while on the go? There’s a Proactive acne treatment products vending machine in—where else—Hollywood, California.

 

  1. Bizarre Vending Machines in Pennsylvania’s Shippensburg University and California’s Pomona College sport vending machines that carry Plan B medication (aka the morning-after pill).

 

  1. Bizarre Vending Machines In Los Angeles, a hot-and-ready burrito machine offers Chorizo Sausage, Roasted Potato, Uncured Bacon, Free-Range Chicken, or Shredded Beef flavors.

 

  1. Go green with this machine: The “Swap-o-matic” Bizzare Vending Machine in Brooklyn lets you trade in your used goods for something new, with no monetary transaction.

 

  1. In Beverly Hills those with a refined pallet and a fat wallet can visit neighborhood mall bizarre vending machines that serve gourmet caviar, escargot, and truffles.

 

  1. In Cedar Creek, Texas, you can indulge in a baked pecan pie from Berdoll Pecan Farm, served from a vending machine right outside its retail store.

 

  1. At the end of a long night, aching ladies in California and Las Vegas can stop by a vending machine to buy a pair of comfortable but stylish ballet flats.

 

Have you seen any of these machines while on your travels? Let us know in the comments! Have an idea for a vending machine-based business that just can’t fail? Then hit up http://www.amequipmentsales.com/ and they’ll tell you how you can get started on your very own vending machine empire!

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe


Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe


This Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe is very popular here in the South. It’s a particular favorite in our office. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup butter,
  • softened 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions

  1. Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
  2. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle and then will sink down as it cools.

 

Southern Sweet Potato Pie  - Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Gym Vending Machine

♠The vending machine has been around since the beginning of time!! well, that is what it seems like, but throughout the years’ traditional vending machine has been used for snacks and drinks.♠

7959db847f0a5e53e2c18b5e8d1a1ead - Gym Vending Machine*Ancient Greek vending machines worked by placing a coin in a slot, and it dispensed holy water. It was first invented by Heron.*
 

Today’s vending machines have evolved into complete automation dispensing systems that can vend a wider selection of products.
The 24/7 fitness centers have also recently become very flexible to its clientele needs by giving them a way to use their facilities with flexible hours. Fitness center vending machines is a way to provide customers essential things such as water and protein drinks as well as vitamins and other supplements that your clients use. Why settle for a gym vending machine that only dispenses your typical overpriced Gatorades or energy drinks, when you can get a machine that can dispense multiple items from the same machine. Our fitness AMS vending machines can be customized to sell products to your customers right at the location.

With our customized vending machines you can vend club wear, healthy food, energy supplements, protein shakers, body wraps such as ankle and wrist supports, weight lifting gloves, water, trail mix, pre mix single servings of protein shake products such as muscle milk and other pre mixed products.

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Gym Vending Machines

Fitness and health clubs as well as other physical fitness and activity facilities the machines is a great addition to your current business equipment. Just like the weight machines and other service needs, the vending machine placement is an important part of your layout. You can provide items to your clients 24 hours a day with no need to take away an attendant to assist the customer with a sale of an article.

Vending machines can showcase a wide selection of products and are fully electronic and can be customized to fit your needs. Systems can be cash or credit card payment systems or both. You can add additional add-ons like touchscreen display that allows you to keep track of your inventory. If you are looking for a basic lower cost way to provide these items to your customers then having a vending machine will work for you.

We can provide you with information on different equipment you can add to your machines. You can be able to monitor what products you have sold and what machines need to be restocked and what products are selling well. With so many gyms and fitness centers moving to 24-hour formats to accommodate their member’s needs. It is a good feeling knowing that you can keep your clients satisfied.

Adding custom graphics to match your decor is no problem.
We can custom wrap your machine to give it a look that says wow look at me.
Our gym vending machines are just so versatile that they can be changed over to accommodate new products or rotation. Fitness centers all over the country are seeing customers come thru the door, why not provide the many items they use for their workouts. If you are like me its hard to carry around all those different supplements and vitamins and other pre and post workout products, many come in way too big of a container to fit in my bag, well why give them single serve portions right at your location!

Think about it….

 

 

Sources: 

http://www.ancientworldalive.com/single-post/2015/06/12/First-vending-machine-designed-in-Antiquity

Vending Machine Technology

Vending machine technology is ever-evolving, from the days of holy start-buttonwater dispensed at the drop of a Drachma to a world where live animals can survive inside a machine, convenience vending is a rapidly changing industry. Some of the Vending Machine technology  advances to hit the industry have been subtle enough to avoid public recognition while others have amounted to great fanfare (Redbox, anyone?) – whatever the case, vending machine technology  is cutting edge…

Cashless Vending Machines

Today 90% of all Vending machine sales have credit card readers installed. Vending machine technology has been advancing so rapidly that some machines accept payments from your cell phone.

Big Brother Machines:

Napa Valley Vending has come up with a novel idea, the Vending Miser, that senses when no one’s in the room with your machine and powers it off, saving money and electricity. Savings aren’t huge, only about $150 per machine per year, but it’s got to be good for the planet and what’s more fun (or terrifying) than a vending machine that magically turns itself on when you walk by it?

Green Machines:

Saving the environment is the name of the game for Coke and Pepsi who have both worked tirelessly to reduce reliance on Hydro-Fluorocarbons to power their machines, hence the introduction of HFC-free machines at the US Capitol. These new machines are cooled by natural refrigerant gas which is good since the last thing Capitol Hill needs is more hot air.

Remote Pharmacy Machines:

A breakthrough in conventional medical care or another sign of the impending apocalypse, depending on who you ask, pharmaceutical vending machines are becoming less of a rarity and more of a common sight in cities throughout the US. The machines process prescriptions entered remotely by a doctor then ask patients for a code, dispensing medications with a few simple buttons. These vending machines should do wonders to pacify the angry mobs that claim doctors just aren’t doing enough to make them feel like a number rather than a patient.

Marketing Vending Machines

Vending machines can make a company’s products available where people may need or want them. For example, Snapchat, a well-known media company, has adopted a strategy of placing their sunglasses in vending machines and randomly placing a machine outside a location across the country. Snapchat’s marketing idea has become a huge trend among young consumers. The non-traditional use of vending machines was a big winner for  snapchat, and many companies are following suit.

Vending machines lend themselves well to advances in technology, though some question how far we can push the limits of human decency when so many life-altering products are served via the push of a button. The answer to that question is more philosophical than practical, however, and technology must keep pushing on. So if you’re still rocking a flip phone and manual car windows, perhaps you’re just not the target market for this new generation of 21st century vending machines…

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10 Curious Places To Find A Vending Machine

Vending machines have come a long way since the first one was invented in ancient Egypt, when a mathematician invented a device that dispensed holy water in return for a bronze coin.  Here are 10 Curious Places To Find A Vending Machine

First Up on our 10 Curious Places To Find A Vending Machine Is  Vending at the bottom of a ski slope. Reminds us of our  AMS 39 “Outsider 

 

 

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Japan is the kingdom of vending machines  At slightly over 5 million nationwide, vending machines are everywhere in Japan.They are on nearly every block in Tokyo and dotted across even the most spartan landscapes in the country’s vast rural expanse 
vending machines stand in a line.

 

The person who thought of the vending machine is a genius for 2 simple reasons: you don’t need to hire personnel to man a vending machine like you would a store, and this keeps things in stock and available for the masses, 24/7. While most of the vending machines you are used to would dispense coffee, soft drinks, packaged food and snacks, these days we can find a lot more variety being offered. Milk 24/7 – Vend-A-Moo

Vend-A-Moo

 

Another corner in Japan to get your vending done

Vending Machines in Kyoto

 

Possibly the most remote vending machine in Iceland

” Inside the hut is a vending machine and a guestbook to leave comments about this hidden tourist attraction.”

The Greatest Vending Machine in the World!

 

Hikers at the Mid-Hike vending machines

Mid-Hike Vending Machine?

 

Green tea anyone?

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Sometimes you just gotta have a Pepsi

Vending Machines?

 

Behind bars

Vending Machines Behind Bars

While you’re thinking about it, if you’d like a good deal on a vending machine we’ve got that too.

Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines In The World

Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines check out these videos below and view the Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines in the Word!

Vending machines have become commonplace in our lives, and where would we be without them? From candy vending machines to soda vending machines and everything in between we truly are spoiled for choice.

Taking a trip around the world, maybe even your own country will reveal a wide variety of machines of all shapes and colors. Anyway, enough introduction let’s get stuck in shall we?

The following are in no particular order and we apologize in advance for the apparent lunacy of some of them. We did enclose the adjective interesting in speech marks so consider that a caveat of sorts. The first entry certainly is, as for the others we’ll leave that “in the eye of the beholder”. A lot is included for the unique contents they dispense, you’ll see what we mean. Enjoy.

World-biggest freaking machine
Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines Omaha’s biggest vending machine
Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines Coke’s biggest vending machine
Biggest Freakin’ Vending Machines A big vending machine in the world
Could this be the biggest vending machine in the world?
 World’s largest capsule vending machine (Guinness World Record)
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Human Vending Machine

Human Vending Machine. This Kit kat Human Vending Machine was placed in a shopping mall to promote a new product

the HUMAN Vending Machine is a very comical video click below and view the Human Vending Machine. Can you imagine how the world would be if all machines where to be manned by a human? If you think this in interesting check out our Biggest Vending Machine blog.

Kit Kat has dropped a few Human Vending Machines into London’s Victoria Station as part of its new U.K. campaign. The isn’t new—the Japanese, always first in all things vending machine, have employed them. But this execution really fits nicely with Kit Kat’s “Working like a machine?” campaign. The TV spots, “Checkout” (posted below) and “Arrivals,” show people literally working like machines and then getting (you guessed it) a much-needed break. The effort is apparently part of Nestlé Confectionery’s biggest U.K. ad campaign ever, with a total spend of £21 million.

 

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