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Cupcake lovers lined-up for a sweet surprise on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Sprinkles Cupcakes has opened a cupcake dispenser that works like an ATM. Simply swipe your plastic, pick your preference, and seconds later out pops at treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. The cupcake dispenser is available to indulge you cravings 24 hours a day. 

More and more businesses have been experimenting with selling fresh food from machines. In fact BuzzFeed reports there are "24 vending machines you won't believe exist." You can get live crabs in China, caviar in Los Angeles, lettuce in Japan, Pizza in Europe, and mashed potatoes in Singapore -- all from vending machines.

It's fast food whenever you want it without the cost of an employee to sell it to you.

Marketing expert Adam Hanft says it may be convenient but it's a robotic experience.

Dessert lovers seemed to want that robotic experience Tuesday because they lined up in the cold to get a cupcake from a machine instead of walking into the open bakery with no line right next store.

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