When you think of a vending-machine burrito, you most likely think of a plastic-wrapped monstrosity that’s been sitting around for way too long. But about two weeks ago a high-tech orange contraption called a Burrito Box appeared inside a gas station in West Hollywood, Calif., and it’ll forever turn that perception on its head.
Here’s how it works: You use the touch-screen to choose one of six varieties of burrito, all $3 and made with hormone- and antibiotic-free ingredients: roasted potato with egg and cheese; uncured bacon, egg, and cheese; chorizo, egg, and cheese; free-range chicken with beans and rice; and shredded beef and cheese, along with optional Daisy sour cream, Tabasco, or Wholly Guacamole.The next screen shows you the nutrition info and lets you pay via credit card. While your burrito heats up (they’re pre-rolled, unfortunately), you can watch a minute-long music video or commercial, and when it’s over your burrito and sides will be deposited in a slot at the bottom of the machine.
There are some wild vending machines in existence, and this one is certainly out there. There’s currently only one, but another is slated to appear at a 76 Station in Century City on Jan. 18, according to the company. And from there? World domination.