Wed, 20 Jun 2012

I Welcome Our Mechanical Flapjack Overlords

I’m familiar with hotel breakfast bar waffle irons, but completely automated pancake makers were a new one on me.

Pancake Machine

pancakes

spotted in Brooksville, FL

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