We have pizza, burrito, and cupcake vending machines, so why not baguettes?The latest convenience of carbs comes from a micro bakery called Le Bread Xpress, which has opened several locations in San Francisco that distribute piping-hot, fresh French bread to hungry passers-by.
How does it work? The bread is half-baked off site in Burlingame, California, and then the oven inside the vending machine finishes the job, ensuring that all customers receive a fresh piece of bread every time. All you have to do is insert payment, push a few buttons, and — “Oh mon Dieu!” — out pops your bread within 20 seconds or less.
"In a mall next to transportation, people come back from work, get their fresh baguette and get home," Anthony Fountaine of Le Bread Xpress told NBC News.
If you want to try it out for yourself, you can get an Xpress baguette for $4.25 at multiple Bay Area locations, and also in China, France, Russia, and the U.K.