Nishiki travel center beside a freeway located in Hyogo prefecture started “Gacha meshi” meal ticket vending machine on August 5. Gacha means capsule toy dispenser and meshi means meal. When customers put 500 yen coin into the dispenser, a meal ticket will be exported randomly.
Gacha meshi includes 4 types of meal tickets ranging from 600 yen to 2,100 yen and the winning rate of the 2,100 yen’s ticket is 7 %. But the minimum price of the tickets is 600 yen so customers never lose the lottery. As a rule of this dispenser, customers couldn’t change the ticket after buying it once.
There was a waiting line in front of normal meal ticket vending machine because most of people were in two or more minds about their meal. This thinking time make the line longer before. So person in charge of this machine thought people don’t have to need to think if there’s Gacha type vending machine. Because Gacha meshi will export a meal ticket randomly, no room to think.
As a result, 70 customers used the Gacha meshi vending machine on the first day. And also some people visited Nishiki travel center from other prefectures for using this ticket vending machine. This machine will be available until the end of August in 2017.