Food Vending Machines Starts Trial Basis in Futian
A fast food vending machine opened in Huanggang Business Center in Futian. The food vending machine is still on a trial basis and will provide consumers a wide variety of Chinese fast food with prices ranging from 15 yuan to 25 yuan per lunchbox.
The vending machine occupies and area of less than 4 square meters and offers nine different types of lunchboxes. Ten seconds after paying the consumer will receive the lunch box and the dishes are kept at 45 degrees Celsius and the variety of food will be changed often. Dishes stored in the machines for more than three hours will be automatically taken off the machine and replaced with a new set. The vending machine is developed by the Hong Kong Hosen International Food Group and can store up to 600 sets of the lunchboxes.
If the trial goes as planned the company will be placing more than 300 vending machines in the Luohu checkpoint, Dongmen and Huaqiangbei areas which see high pedestrian traffic. The food placed in the machine will be provided by Haoshijie Food and Drink Group and it will only take them thirty minutes to bring the food from their kitchen to the machines. The machine looks a lot like a beverage vending machine have already attracted several workers in the Futian area.
Workers in Futian area usually have problems in finding good meals due to limited choices in restaurants, these machines can provide them with a quick and hot meal that is 10 percent cheaper than in restaurants. So far the machines offer lunch boxes but will be serving breakfast, supper and late supper in the future.