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AUS: Vending Machine Chips, Anyone?

AUS: Vending Machine Chips, Anyone?

Western Australian potatoes will soon be available around the country with just the push of a button, as Australia’s first hot chip vending machines are rolled out. The Hot Chips Company, based in Perth, has spent more than five years developing the vending machines alongside potato processor Bendotti Exporters. Bendotti and its affiliate company, WA Chip, will be the sole supplier to all vending machines. Bendotti Exporters director Stephen Bendotti says the joint venture partnership will see production double at the Manjimup processor within five years. Bendotti Exporters has been working to create a chip product to suit the machines, and four prototypes are currently being tested in Perth and Adelaide. “You put your money in and it goes from frozen to the fryer and in your cup within two minutes and 20 seconds,” says Stephen. While the Australian vending machine is the first of its type, machines dispense chips in countries like Belgium and Dubai. (Source: abc.net.au)