College students at Ohio State will now have a food option comparable to withdrawing money
from an ATM.
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A high-tech Pizza ATM is the latest dining option for students at The Ohio State University.
The new Pizza ATM is located on the second floor of Morrill Tower and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for student meal plan holders and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general use.
“We are always looking for innovative and new ways to provide services to our students here at Ohio State,” said Abby Hertzfeld, associate director of operations for the Office of Student Life Dining Services.
Here’s how it works: Pizzas are pre-made in a neighboring kitchen and come with cheese or pepperoni toppings. They are then stored in a refrigeration unit inside the Pizza ATM. More topping options are expected in the future.
When a pizza is ordered, it automatically moves to the ATM’s internal oven and is baked until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. It typically takes about three to four minutes. A 10-inch pizza costs $8.