Each perishable item comes chilled and in an insulated box, which gives shoppers a three hour window from purchasing their food to either eat or refrigerate it.
Beverly Hills Caviar has installed vending machines in several Los Angeles malls that dispense caviar, escargot, and other gourmet foods
Almost all aspects of the vending machine's internal environment, including temperature, lighting, moisture, and oxygen levels, are all carefully monitored
Security is also a much larger concern compared to most other vending machines as well, since each machine holds about US$50,000 worth of products when fully stocked
This year has already seen a surprising number of innovations in vending machines, from the EatWave that cooks select items to the Let's Pizza which actually makes fresh pizza from scratch. Now one company has produced a vending machine designed for more discerning (and wealthy) palates. Gourmet food supplier, Beverly Hills Caviar, recently installed vending machines in select Los Angeles malls that serve up fresh caviar, escargot, and other exotic goods, with prices for products running as high as US$500.
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