Fun Facts: Vending (Food)

  1. 12.5 million coins per hour are inserted into vending machines in the US.
  2. Beverages are the vending industry's best seller, accounting for $14 billion dollars a year.
  3. Vending machines make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  4. The Greek mathematician "Hero" invented a machine that would vend holy water in Egyptian temples in 215BC.
  5. The first commercial coin-operated vending machines were in London, England; they dispensed postcards.
  6. The first vending machines in the US were installed on New York City's elevated subway platforms in 1888; they sold Tutti-Frutti gum!