French fries vending machine

A grocery store in Brussels has installed a fully automatic vending machine that dispenses fresh-cooked French fries with a Belgian twist.

The precooked and frozen fries are dropped into hot beef fat, considered by many Belgians to be the frying fat of choice for a golden brown finish. The new machine prepares a half-cup serving of fries in 90 seconds for $3.50. After a 90-second wait, the serving emerges from the vending machine accompanied by a fork, salt, ketchup or mayonnaise.

The machine is distributed by BreakTime Solutions, which said it designed a triple-filter ventilation system to contain the smell of the fries.

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