Gothamist – Chocolate lovers around the city felt jealous hunger pangs when Sprinkles Cupcakes announced they were launching 24-hour cupcake ATM machines in LA earlier this week—so you can imagine how they’ll feel now that the company is rolling out three “cupcake automats” around Manhattan this summer! Now when you start feeling heart palpitations or migraines, you can reach for a designer cupcake instead of a Mars bar. The ATMs are planned for the companies midtown, downtown and the upper West Side locations, although specifics are still being worked out:“We’re working hard on the exact locations now,” spokeswoman Nicole Schwartz told the Daily News. “They’ll be restocked constantly throughout the day, so if it’s Wednesday, you’ll only get our Wednesday flavors.” Company founder Candace Nelson, a judge of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” also told the News what inspired her to come up with the automats: after-hour cravings during one of her pregnancies. “I thought there has to be a way, and so the concept of 24-hour Sprinkles was born,” Nelson said.
This is a fuckin genius idea. I’m not really a “cupcake” guy myself. I mean is there anybody out there that “loves” cupcakes? I feel like nobody dislikes cupcakes but nobody out there would ever claim that’s their favorite. But whats important here is if there can be ATMs that dispense cupcakes, then there can be ATMs that dispense donuts. And the day an automated machine on the street can cure my donut cravings is the day I become the happiest man on earth. If I could hit up the ATM and take out a hundred bucks for booze and pick up 2 rich frosted Entenmann’s donuts it would be the swiftest, most efficient transaction in history. Who knows what else. Cookies. Cakes. Fuck I dunno maybe they can make these things churn out cheesesteaks and buffalo wings. I dunno man. You ever see Terminator 2? Machines can do a lot of different shit.