Walked to Class at Cal State Fullerton and a Convenience Store Broke Out

A spot between the Humanities Building and Education classrooms at Cal State Fullerton is the fortunate site of a one-of-a-kind service in California: a clerk-less convenience store.

Actually, it's Shop24's first vending machine stocked with convenience store items on the West Coast.

CSUF's Daily Titan has the scoop.

Now open at CSUF.
Now open at CSUF.

The 8-foot-tall machine holds up to 175 different products, including snacks, cleaning supplies, over-the-counter medications and even full meals. Of course, it can't be a true convenience store unless the product lineup includes Funyuns, Slim Jims and Slushies.

Oh, and don't forget the 12-packs (unless campus security frowns upon such, uh, study aids).

Actually, this idea that started in Europe, hopped the Pond to the East Coast and has now Lewis & Clarked its way here makes me jealous. We had to shlep to Clete's in San Dimas for our convenience store essentials during college. And 7 Elevens were only open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. back in those days.

So, congrats, Titans. One question, tho: which button on the machine do Stop N Robbers push? After all, gotta explore all career options out that will be left now that convenience store clerks are being phased out.


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