Technology seems to be taking a charge on street food as well, when even the chats are coming out of a vending machine. With the growing business of food ATMs and even milk and water ATMs one of the latest trends which is being attended by most of the citizens is Pani Puri vending machine.
A start up by an engineering student, Syamal Anasane the Pani Puri at this vending machine is the first ever Chat ATM where golgappa is available at a low or let’s say at “not so expensive” cost. Nagpur Chaupati a restaurant situated right in the center of the city. This Dhantoli based startup has got flavors of Pani Puri coming out of a machine.
How do they serve?
When you visit the restaurant, you have to buy a coupon from the cash counter and submit it at the Pani Puri station made available. You get 6 piece of sukha puri, filled with flavored mashed potatoes. You can fill these puris with the choice of your flavors. The vending machine has got options for flavors, which varies from Spicy, Medium and Sweet.
The shop is located at Mehadia Square, Dhantoli where you get 6 piece of Pani Puri for just 25 rupees.
Syamal Anasane, the owner of Nagpur Chaupati told TLN “I wanted something to promote my restaurant and bring it to smooth flow. So, during my visit to Ahmadabad I saw these pani puri vending machines which I thought could attract few steps towards the door of my restaurant. And yes, from which I have a track of, it has been trending enough around the city. Being the only of its kind I have been getting a recognition for my hotel.”
Anasane has been getting help local food bloggers as well, who have been covering the vending machine on their personal level.