Let me first assure everyone that the world will probably not come to an end because of this but, it may forever ruin our innocence.

Vending machine-made pizza is a very real and legitimate business opportunity that is making its way to our American shores.

Earlier today, the “She Eats” blog posted a picture of a new American ‘Tombstone Pizza’ vending machine wedged in between a candy and red bull machine. It has arrived.

But the idea of a vending machine that makes pizza has been around for a while. A company called ‘Wonder Pizza Italy‘ has been creating and placing machines like the one pictured around the world for the past 5 years. (pictures and video after the jump):

According to the company’s website, you’d be an idiot not to invest in this money-making venture:

“Wonder Pizza of Italy will place America ‘s most popular food source in places never before available. The innovative machine holds, cooks and serves 9” whole pizza pies in just 2 minutes. There are 3 different pizzas available in each machine at one time. Delicious Connie’s Pizza of Chicago is featured in all WonderPizza Kiosks. 5 years and 6 million dollars of R&D went into this design and subsequent manufacture of WONDERPIZZA of Italy and the product is now beginning worldwide distribution.”

9 inch pizzas in 2 minutes?! 5 years and 6 million dollars of research and development?! Really? This little video might help explain more than any number of millions of dollars of ‘research’ can:

So there you have it, it’s really only a matter of time before we all turn into these delightful Irish tourists waiting for a pie(NSFW language). Pretty soon afterward it’s only a matter of time before we start eating tasteless bowls of gruel dispensed from pig-like troughs. I can’t wait!

Also, check out our post from last month on the 5 Vending Machine Items Of The Future, sadly we neglected Italian-style dinners in our list.