Cupcake ATMs have been sweeping the nation, courtesy of cupcake chain Sprinkles. Most recently, the bakery set one up in Austin, allowing sweets fanatics access to the treats 24/7. There are now several in operation. But what about here?
Sprinkles previously announced plans for a cupcake ATM in Georgetown, where their flagship store is here, not once, but twice over the past several years. With news of the Austin ATM opening, Eater checked in with a spokeswoman to see if those D.C. plans might ever come to fruition.
The answer, in short: yes. Though they've officially nixed plans to open one at the Georgetown storefront, they are considering installing a standalone cupcake ATM somewhere in the greater D.C. area. There's no firm location yet, though. The company launched its first standalone ATM (not attached to a bakery) at the University of Southern California, and is using it as a test model of sorts to gain intel for future ones in other high-traffic foot areas, she said.
Don't hold your breath, D.C. — but it still just might happen.