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America's First Pizza ATM Opens at Xavier University in Cincinnati

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    The U.S. has its very first pizza ATM. You can find it in the dining hall of Xavier University in Cincinnati. The machine promises a hot, fresh pizza in 3 minutes. A French company makes the ATM and says it can hold 70 pizzas at a time. Each pizza has a price tag of about $10. The pizza is heated, sliced, boxed and then sent out in a slot. A former New Yorker who's now the marketing director for the Xavier's auxiliary services calls it the best pizza she has ever had. (Published Friday, Aug. 5, 2016)

    Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, installed America’s first pizza vending machine, NBC News reported. 

    Open 24/7, Pizza ATM dispenses fresh pizza within three minutes of ordering. The 12-inch pies cost $9 to $10, depending on the toppings. The vending machine holds 70 pizzas at a time. The pizzas will be made by staff in the dining hall, but will be heated by the machine at 475 degrees. 

    "We were looking for a cost-effective way to solve this problem of having a late-night pizza option on campus," Xavier Assistant Vice President Jude Kiah told NBC News. "We liked the idea of being the first school to have this high-quality machine." 

    The machine is made by Paline, a company based in France. The dispensers are popular in Europe.