How did this not happen sooner?! 

The United States of America now has its very first automated pizza-dispensing machine. 

The Pizza ATM, made by a company called Paline, made its long-awaited debut at Xavier University in Cincinnati. 

The concept is pretty simple: swipe a credit card or a pre-loaded student ID card and for $9, you get a piping hot 12-inch pie. 

You can also choose toppings from the touch-screen menu. The pizza machines have been popular across Europe for more than a decade.

The university plans to have the Pizza ATM up and running for students when classes begin in a few weeks.

The machine can hold up to 70 pizzas at a time. 

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