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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Get ready for an ATM where your dough comes out freshly baked -- with icing on top.
Sprinkles, a gourmet cupcake chain with 10 locations nationally, is set to open its first 24-hour cupcake vending machine on March 9 at its original store in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Company spokeswoman Nicole Schwartz says that there will be ten of the machines in operation by this summer, and even more by the end of the year.
At first, the Cupcake ATMs will all be within Sprinkles stores, but accessible from outside so that customers can indulge even when stores are closed.
Eventually, Schwartz said the machines will be at remote locations apart from the stores.
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Sprinkles opened in 2005 and remains privately held. It has locations in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Palo Alto and La Jolla, California, as well as New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Houston, and Scottsdale, Ariz. The New York, Washington and Chicago locations are next in line for the cupcake ATM. (Pricey cupcakes: Your chance to invest)
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The company had intended to call the machines 24-hour Sprinkles, but Schwartz said the name Cupcake ATM just kind of suggested itself.
There won't be an ATM fee per se, but cupcakes in the machine will cost $4, compared to $3.50 inside the store. The machines will only take credit or debit cards, no cash
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Human_Alien
I think you're taking the article out of context.
It's just a cupcake vending machine, not the end of the world.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
reply to post by spoonbender
Doesn't make it any less wrong.
I hate it. I hate this artificialness. It's cold and sterile.
Plus, do you realize the preservatives pumped into this food?
You're going to get ALL your produce, your meats, your fish, your dairy, your can goods, your toiletries etc this way. So you think because it's happened in your country must mean it's a good thing? Really?