Rome installs first pizza vending machine – and Italians are NOT HAPPY
Of course they're not, what would you expect?
Look, I try to act like I'm not but I am indeed Italian, please don't hold it against me. I was born and raised in the country, which means I know all the food-related stereotypes and the no-nos. No, you absolutely shouldn't put ketchup or mayo on pizza. No, you should not eat spaghetti with meatballs. No, there's no such thing as 'fettuccine Alfredo'. Yes, drinking cappuccino in the afternoon should be illegal. And no, you can't install pizza-vending machines and get away with it.
Massimo Bucolo, a Sicilian businessman who's been living in Rome for over a decade, came with the idea for 'Mr Pizza Go' and he swears the pizza is actually good and created with quality ingredients. "I did a lot of research and spoke to a lot of food suppliers, ensuring that the ingredients would be of the highest quality," Bucolo said. "People are mocking the product without even having tried it". He's absolutely right, but I still wouldn't try it.
Located in Nomentano, a neighbourhood of Rome, Mr Pizza Go machine offers four types of pizza: margherita, quattro stagioni, diavola (hot) and pizza with pancetta (ham). The machine can apparently bake a pizza every three minutes.
We live in a free world so feel free to try it even though I probably wouldn't. Then again, what do I know? I actually like pineapple... on pizza. Gah.