Pizza ATMs Are Here

Be right back, need to get some dough

If the Seamless boom has taught us anything, it's that the only thing people love more than ordering up a scalding hot slice is doing so without any human interaction. Now, thanks to a brilliant French company called Paline, late-night carbo-loading is about to get even more convenient.

Paline debuted its Pizza ATM at Cincinnati's Xavier University last year to great success. After receiving countless inquiries from pizza-hungry cities, Grubstreet announced last week that the company now plans to install the innovative snack dispenser throughout the country.

The 24/7 machine works by stocking a refrigerated compartment with par-baked pizzas. Once a user makes a transaction, a convection oven reheats the pie in a speedy three minutes and presents it in a cardboard box. According to the Paline's website, users who desire a more, ahem, authentic post-drinking experience also have the option to receive their pizzas cold.

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While the cities lucky enough to receive an ATM have yet to be announced, a few other questions remain: How did the French beat the Italians to this concept? Can you overdraw your pizza account? And, most importantly, just how easy will it be to pilfer a pie from one of these cheesy vaults?