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D.C. Could Still Get a Cupcake ATM — But Don't Expect it In Georgetown

Sprinkles hasn't forgotten about D.C.

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Cupcake ATM from Sprinkles
Cupcake ATM from Sprinkles
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

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.