The Burrito Box: World's First Automated Burrito Kiosk?
I did a little looking around before accepting that Burrito Box - an automated burrito kiosk - might be real. It wasn't April 1st, the company has a fairly detailed LinkedIn profile (you know how hard those are to make!), there really is a gas station where they say their prototype is located (but don't go there for an oil change if you're a girl, says Kim N. of Yelp), and Google Street View really does show an actual boring-looking building where they say their headquarters are.
Some of the wind went out of my sails when I read a little deeper into the product's description. "Just walk up to Burritobox and choose from our menu of six delicious hand-rolled burritos," it goes, immediately dashing my hopes that a flurry of robotic arms and caulking guns full of pico de gallo were custom-fabricating each burrito to order. In fact, if you keep reading, it's little more than a microwave that plays a 60-second ad while your not-custom-made burrito gets heated up. It's basically like Taco Bell, but with advertising, and you can't play Magic: The Gathering inside unless you "win enough shrinky-gnome points" or whatever it is you do in that game.