A Good Reason to Love Texas: Pecan Pie Vending Machines

Emily Petsko
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Austinites who get a late-night craving for some pecan pie no longer have to wait until morning to hit up their local bakery. A pecan pie vending machine is located just outside the Texan capital in the nearby town of Cedar Creek, according to Atlas Obscura.

The dessert dispensing machine was installed by the Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co., and it’s stationed right outside of the company’s store off of Highway 71. It’s restocked every day and operates at all hours, even when the brick and mortar store is closed.

Although the vending machine contains other treats, such as chocolate-covered pecans, the pecan pies are most in demand, especially around the holidays. According to the company’s website, “they are so popular that the family restocks the machine around midnight during the months of November and December.”

To get there from Austin, head east on Highway 71 until you see signs directing you to the Berdoll company’s statue of Ms. Pearl—a 14-foot-tall squirrel holding a pecan, and a worthwhile roadside attraction in its own right.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]