ATM dispensing money is a familiar thing to everyone but have you heard of an ATM that dispenses Idlis? Yes, you read it right. Bengaluru now has a different kind of ATM which is an Idli ATM.
A video of a vending machine that pops out idlis in Bengaluru is going viral on social media. Called the ‘Idli ATM’, it works by scanning a QR code and is run by a start-up – Freshot Foodbots. Idli lovers can now get their favorite breakfast at any time of the day as the machine operates 24/7.
The video, which was posted by a Twitter user, shows a woman explaining in great detail how the ATM operates. The opening scene of the video shows the Freshot idli ATM outlet store. After directing the camera into the store, the woman demonstrates how to place an order. The idli is then prepared in the next 50 seconds and placed in a foil-wrapped container.
Idli ATM in Bangalore… pic.twitter.com/NvI7GuZP6Y
The woman says the taste of the food is also reasonably delicious after taking a bite. Over 470k people have seen the video and left a variety of comments. While some people were astounded by the technology, others had some valid concerns, such as how one might request additional chutney.
Machine and app testers after testing 100 idalis. pic.twitter.com/vGbYe75WEy
— नचिकेत उपाध्ये (@nachuzone) October 13, 2022
Wow the technology just solved the problem which wasn't there in first place!
— Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) October 14, 2022
Why would you want to eat idlis like this when you can have them steamed off from banana leaves, instead?!
— Hetal (@heyytal) October 14, 2022
Karma 🤦♂️anyways I prefer this pic.twitter.com/9zOoeFAqKw
— Prithvi Phaneendra (@prithvi_pha) October 14, 2022
Idli batter spoils in 5 days even in fridge. If it's not sold and they don't replace the batter on time, people will get stomachache. Even if they are replacing it, they will have to throw away unused batter which is a loss. Same with chutney, etc. Profitable only if in demand.
— Pooja Pophale (@PoojaPophale) October 14, 2022
Machine made IDLI pic.twitter.com/ubIaXjdrVo
— Sound Hashira (@soundhashiraaa) October 14, 2022
do we need to pay for extra chatni?
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) October 14, 2022
Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer to eat from a decent kitchen than an automated vending machine..the ambience is of a clinic here
— Bharati Muralidhar (@BharatiMuralid2) October 14, 2022