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People get their pizza from Mr. Go Pizza vending machine, on June 7, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Go Pizza is the first automatic pizza vending machine, open 24/7, which is capable of kneading, seasoning and cooking the pizza in three minutes. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

I’ve written about my frustration of being unable to find a frozen pizza at the supermarket that comes close to being as good as one from a pizzeria. The fact that it’s frozen is the problem. But what if you could get a freshly-made pizza without the inconvenience and cost of having to order it from a restaurant?

According to KTLA-TV, a California company called Piestro has unveiled a vending machine that can bake pizzas in about three minutes. You select your own crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings. Then, you can watch the your pizza being made through the vending machine’s large viewing window.

Piestro has no plans to make and sell their own pizzas, but says pizza companies are lining up to pre-order the 100-thousand-dollar machines. Piestro’s CEO suspects the portable pizza maker will be popular at airports, colleges, and schools. I could definitely see college students using something like this.

Another company, Mr. Go, unveiled their own pizza-making vending machine in Rome last year. If it can happen in Italy, then robot pizza should work here, too. You can see a demo of the Piestro machine HERE.