Warm baguette is a staple of France which is enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or dinner. What happens when a person wants to have one in the after hours? Jean-Louis Hecht, a baker from France solves this problem with the introduction of 24-hour baguette vending machine meant to dispense warm breads at all times. The machine set up in January has been a relief to those who yearn for a warm baguette but were previously unable to purchase due to work, wee hours or lack of time.
So how does it work? A count of 120 baguettes are placed at a time in the machine and that too in a cold controlled environment. When a customer orders one, the machine bakes up the precooked loaves ready to be delivered hot. Price per baguette charged is 1 euro[≈ $1.41]. Those not sold within 72 hours are discarded.
As of now two of these machines have been set up, one in Paris and the other in Hombourg-Haut in northeastern France but Jean-Louis [in picture] has plans of exploring and expanding his idea across Europe and even USA.