Sprinkles cupcake ATM coming to Georgetown fall 2014
Sprinkles Cupcakes will soon have an ATM that dispenses something far sweeter—and more gastronomically satisfying—than money: cupcakes. (Vox wants to assure you that no, this is not some cruel April Fool’s joke; this is, in fact, a dream come true.)
This L.A. based company, which opened its Georgetown location in 2011, has recently confirmed that a hot pink cupcake ATM will be arriving to 3015 M Street by fall 2014. The announcement was made only two days after Sprinkles made the Manhattan news with the opening of an ATM at its Upper East Side location.
According to Thomas Luebke, Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts, which runs the Old Georgetown Board, Sprinkles has yet to actually apply for the permit to install the highly anticipated cupcake ATM. This machine, however, has already made its debut in Beverly Hills and can also be found at other Sprinkles stores in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and, most recently, New York City.
The snazzy cupcake ATM, which will be open 24/7, is designed to hold up to 760 cupcakes and can dispense up to four at one time. Sprinkles confirms the freshness of the cupcakes as store employees will still be in house baking to replenish the machine even when the store itself its closed. With just a simple touch of the screen, the ATM will produce an individually boxed cupcake for the customer within seconds. This means that cupcake connoisseurs and drunchie-plagued Hoyas alike will now be able to choose their confection at all hours of the day.
Although the cupcakes sold in the Georgetown store currently cost $3.75 each and $42 a dozen, Sprinkles has yet to announce if the ATM prices will differ. Vox recommends that you keep your eyes peeled, your appetites ready, and your wallets opened in the anticipation of this revolutionary and delicious Automated Cupcake Machine (though her true cupcake love will always be Baked and Wired).
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