Equipment/Technology, Processing, fries, chips, Trends

Hot chip vending machines could create new market for WA potato growers

A man stands next to a hot chip vending machine.West Australian potato growers facing the loss of the only crisp manufacturer in the state could have a new opportunity in hot chip vending machines. The machines will be built in the Perth suburb of Wangara and will be supplied with chips from a potato chip processor in Manjimup, in the south west of the state. After more than five years of planning, construction on these hot chip vending machines will begin in the next 30 days and should be established in eight locations in Perth by the end of June. The machines were tested in Perth and Adelaide and according to the creators can take the potato from frozen, to fryer and into the cup within two minutes and 20 seconds. More

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