The days of vending machines only offering you a choice between Cup O Noodles and stale sandwiches appear to be over.
Luke Saunders is bringing his Chicago salad vending machine company, Farmer’s Fridge, to Southern California starting in 2015.
Two of his most popular salads include the Southwest salad, made with romaine lettuce, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, avocado, pico de gallo, corn, black beans, cheddar cheese and a dressing of avocado, lime juice and Greek yogurt; and the Cheater salad made with honey-mustard dressing, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, romaine lettuce, sunflower seeds, corn, carrots, cucumber and turkey bacon.
No locations are set yet, though it looks like it will be Los Angeles to start and expand from there. The salads are made fresh daily and range in price from $5 to $8 – with added proteins chicken, tofu and tuna costing a bit more.