Currently hiring enthusiastic staffers to join the “famiglia,” Buddy Valastro’s latest restaurant PizzaCake is rushing to debut at the Harrah’s Las Vegas and a new cake vending machine is giving Cake Boss fans a hint of what they will soon experience on the Strip.
Replacing a former gift shop right on the Las Vegas Boulevard, the counter-service, combination bakery and old school pizza joint will feature a six-foot-tall, six-layer, rainbow-colored vanilla cake sculpture, plus a cake ATM, serving fresh cake slices to pedestrians and customers out on its 441-square-foot patio.
Earlier this month, Valastro’s Carlo’s Bake Shop chain launched a similar cake vending machine inside Toronto underground PATH pedestrian walkway, stocked with 160 slices, individually priced at 8.99 Canadian dollars.
Expected to be similar in scale to the machine headed to Las Vegas, the three Toronto dispensers have been stocked with chocolate, red velvet, rainbow, cookies and cream, vanilla confetti and carrot cake choices, and are restocked throughout the day.
Toronto’s blogTO is also reporting the ATMs are capable of stocking the bakery's more substantial 6-inch cakes.
Valastro has previously shared with Fox Business that PizzaCake will be built around a “grab a slice and go” fast casual model, and early paperwork indicates an open, indoor entrance leading from the Harrah’s casino floor.
An estimated opening date, or future operating hours have not been announced.
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