Craving a warm baguette in the middle of the night? Your nocturnal carb craving is not a problem with this 24-hour automated baguette vending machine by French baker Jean-Louis Hecht!
An adventurous baker didn't see that change as a threat to his business but rather an opportunity. He thought hard about ways to preserve the quality of the bread while dispensing them at customers' convenience. The result? His baguette dispenser has sold 1,600 baguettes the opening month in January, and 4,500 in July.
Jean-Louise Hecht, owner of multiple bakeries in Paris and Hombourg-Haut in northeastern France, first got the idea for baguette vending machine as he dealt with customers who would chase him down at his apartment above the shop for fresh baguettes after hours. With many trials and errors, Hecht built a machine that turns precooked bread into steaming baguettes.
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