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Australia's first hot chip vending machines to be rolled out by the end of the year

Australia's first hot chip vending machines to be rolled out by the end of the year
January 28, 2015
Western Australian potatoes will soon be available around the country with just the push of a button, as Australia's first hot chip vending machines (French Fries) are rolled out.

The Hot Chips Company, based in Perth, has spent more than five years developing the vending machines alongside Western Australian potato processor Bendotti Exporters.

Bendotti and its affiliate company WA Chip will be the sole supplier to all vending machines, nationally.

Bendotti Exporters director Stephen Bendotti said the joint venture partnership would see production double at the Manjimup processor within five years.

He said was a great opportunity for potato farmers.

"If this takes off, I think it will be a big boost to the area and it will be a huge volume of potatoes that are coming out of this area," he said.

Bendotti Exporters has been working to create a chip product to suit the machines, and four prototypes of the machine are currently being tested in Perth and Adelaide.

"You put your money in and it goes from frozen to the fryer and in your cup within two minutes and 20 seconds," Mr Bendotti said. The processor and manufacturer are aiming to reduce the time to at least two minutes.

Hot Chips Company CEO Peter Malone said the company had been working on design and development of the machines for the past five years
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Bendotti/WA Chip is a French fry manufacturer in Western Australia