24-Hour Cupcake ATM Opens On Upper East Side
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the city that never sleeps, you’ll now be able to satisfy your cupcake craving at any time you want thanks to a 24-hour cupcake dispensing machine, which opened Tuesday on the Upper East Side.
Charles Nelson, who along with his wife founded Sprinkles Cupcakes, told the New York Post the machine lets you buy fresh, gourmet cupcakes with the push of a button.
The pink cupcake ATM, located on Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st streets next to Nelson’s bakery, can hold 760 cupcakes and will be restocked several times a day, Nelson told the Post.
Customers can buy up to four cupcakes at a time at $4.25 a piece.
“Once a customer chooses a flavor they want, the robotic arm goes to that location, pulls the cupcake, keeps it level in its perfect little box and delivers it to the door and there you go,” Mara Weber of Sprinkle Cupcakes, told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.
Flavors include red velvet, peanut buttercup, lemon meringue and Cuban coffee.
The curious and the hungry lined up to check out the machine after it opened Tuesday.
“I’ve craved cupcakes at 3 a.m. and I’ve been upset that Sprinkles has been closed,” customer Melanie Glass said.
“It’s a lot of fun,” one customer told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.
A company spokesperson said they will begin to offer cookies and brownies through the machine next month, Diamond reported.
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