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S'pore's first 'vending machine cafe' launches amid fanfare
« on: August 08, 2016, 12:30:32 pm »
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/vending-machine-cafe-signals-lower-reliance-labour-fb-industry

The concept of vending machine dining, commonly associated with Japan, could soon pop up in more places in the heartlands and workplaces, following the pilot launch of an unmanned vending machine cafe in Sengkang.

At such cafes, using the Chef-in-Box machine for hot meals will start with a menu displayed on a touchscreen and selecting dishes such as Chicken Bolognese, Nasi Goreng Istimewa or Vegetarian Rice Noodle, for S$3.50 to S$5. Consumers can pay by cash, Nets FlashPay or credit card. About three minutes later, the meals and cutlery are ready for collection.

The first vending machine cafe, or VendCafe, was launched on Sunday morning (Aug 7) at the void deck of Block 320C along Anchorvale Drive and is operated by JR Vending, the company behind Chef-in-Box machines.

The year-long pilot project from Spring Singapore and the Housing and Development Board (HDB) is targeted at residents living within a 400m radius to provide them with more around-the-clock food options.



Hmmm.. $3.50 to $5..
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Re: S'pore's first 'vending machine cafe' launches amid fanfare
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 12:47:06 pm »
Should also have some condom vending machines for those frisky heartland teenagers who can buy them conveniently at all hours prior to visiting HDB staircases!  :P
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 08:01:53 pm »
Should also have some condom vending machines for those frisky heartland teenagers who can buy them conveniently at all hours prior to visiting HDB staircases!  :P
Can get from 7-11 what.. I don't think they check your age..
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Re: S'pore's first 'vending machine cafe' launches amid fanfare
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 10:05:55 pm »
Can get from 7-11 what.. I don't think they check your age..

Some gers very shy to buy condoms from 7-11 mah ... :-[
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 11:23:18 pm »
Some gers very shy to buy condoms from 7-11 mah ... :-[
Who use, who buy lah..
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 11:26:44 pm »
Who use, who buy lah..

I think better for gals to protect themselves bah? ???
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2016, 08:55:24 am »
Got 1 auntie said it's better than 7-11, always believe in auntie tastes!
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2016, 10:11:52 am »
Got 1 auntie said it's better than 7-11, always believe in auntie tastes!

did she say the sea-food hor fun got wok-hei or not? ???
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2016, 10:40:41 am »
did she say the sea-food hor fun got wok-hei or not? ???
The technology they use is to seal it airtight immediately after cooking right?  Maybe really got wok hei provided the initial cooking got lah..
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 01:17:23 pm »
vending machine is the way to go in singapore, i feel.
not much manpower needed, convenience and easy!

i wish i got capital to start one vending machine empire... lol

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Chef-In-Box: Vending Machine Cafe In Sengkang Offers Hot Food 24-7
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 12:24:17 pm »
https://sg.style.yahoo.com/chef-box-vending-machine-cafe-004531016.html





The amount of Sengkang residents that were flocking to the newly opened Chef-In-Box (Vendcafe) was insane. Imagine, I went down on three separate days after its opening, each time a different period (2pm, 5pm, 10pm) and yet the place still had a snaking line.

It is located at the void deck of 320C Anchorvale Drive, just a stone’s throw away from Kopitiam Square, right behind Shell’s 7-Eleven. It seems that the novelty of a vending machine food dispenser has definitely got them boys to the yard much better than Kelis’ milkshake.


vending machine is the way to go in singapore, i feel.
not much manpower needed, convenience and easy!

i wish i got capital to start one vending machine empire... lol
You're right, it is getting popular!
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Re: S'pore's first 'vending machine cafe' launches amid fanfare
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2016, 09:33:04 am »
saw a yt vlog video of a singaporean girl going for this vending machine food thing. she queued for 1 hr!
it's kind of stupid, isn't it? when vending machines are supposed to provide convenience and speed.... you end up needing to wait for 1 hr.  ::)

but is it dirt cheap? i saw $1 on the screen when she bought her pasta.

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2016, 09:54:09 am »
saw a yt vlog video of a singaporean girl going for this vending machine food thing. she queued for 1 hr!
it's kind of stupid, isn't it? when vending machines are supposed to provide convenience and speed.... you end up needing to wait for 1 hr.  ::)

but is it dirt cheap? i saw $1 on the screen when she bought her pasta.
Queue 1hr for the experience then can blog/instagram/facebook lor..

I don't think it's that cheap, maybe $1 to add more pasta?
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Re: S'pore's first 'vending machine cafe' launches amid fanfare
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2016, 11:40:06 am »
Queue 1hr for the experience then can blog/instagram/facebook lor..

I don't think it's that cheap, maybe $1 to add more pasta?

oh chey, if it's really $1 for some salted egg yolk shrimp pasta then maybe can justify the q....