Only in France will you find the public's demand for a freshly baked baguette be so fierce that one of the 33,000 bakeries took advantage of the annual August holiday, where most will close up shop, to install abaguette vending machine
Jean-Louis Hecht's wife was worried that they would never get any peace living above their bakery since many of their shop's patrons would knock on the door and request baguettes after they'd already closed up shop. Two years ago they got the idea to create a dispenser to deliver freshly baked bread 24/7.
Hecht prepares par baked loaves and then upon order, they are cooked and delivered.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Phoenix New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Phoenix's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
There has been some doubt as to machine's ability to consistently deliver quality bread that holds up to France's bread law requiring the dough to contain no preservatives.
Hecht is not deterred, he envisions a future similar to how we've adjusted to using ATMs, instead of tellers. Hecht calls it "the bakery of tomorrow."
We call it carbs with no witnesses.