There is a fast growing and developing market for vending machine food, thanks to many different options available. As vending machine technology has progressed, so has the ability to offer a wider range of food beyond the standard packaged snacks like biscuits, sweets and crisps.
For example, many vending machines are now refrigerated or have refrigerated zones. This means the vending machine food they can offer include fresh items such as sandwiches, salads, pasties, fruit, yogurts, smoothies and much more. Depending on the specification of the vending machine, it may even be possible to offer vending machine food such as full plated meals or ready meals that just need heating before they can be eaten. Many vending machines can be configured to fit into refreshment stations, offering all the equipment that is necessary for serving and eating vending machine food, such as microwaves and breakfast bars. This means you can offer more of a café experience alongside your vending machine food.
More vending machines are also coming onto the market that offer a wider selection of vending machine foods, such as grocery items like loaves of bread, pizzas, boxes of cereal and packets of biscuits. These larger vending machines are popular in locations such as university or college campuses, as they allow students to buy vending machine food at all times of the day, particularly when the shops might be closed.