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AVT Brings Burrito Box to Life

Innovative kiosk called "The next Redbox" captures nationwide interest, and a slice of the $160 billion fast food market

CORONA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in custom vending machines, automated retailing business opportunities, and self-service kiosks, announced that they have designed a new machine named "Burrito Box" for their client, and it has garnered massive media attention and social followings, including articles in People Magazine, the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Times; and has been featured on ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Even Ashton Kutcher has tweeted about this amazing system.

"It's like Redbox, with burritos," according to the Los Angeles Times.

The world's first burrito kiosk distributes 100% natural burritos, with no hormones or antibiotics, and cage-free eggs, plus fresh guacamole and sour cream as sides. The machine also features free Wi-Fi.

"We are pleased to have been a part of the massive attention that this machine has generated, but we are more thrilled to have helped bring this creative idea to life," said Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc.

Entrepreneur Denis Koci, the owner of Burrito Box, is passionate about his new business. He saw a need for high quality food and healthy options for today's on the-go lifestyles. He turned to AVT to help turn his vision into reality.

"This is the real American dream," Illingworth commented.  "To believe in creating something that has never been done before, and have the courage of your convictions," he added. "That is what made this country great."

In the U.S. alone there are over 200,000 "fast food" locations. Revenue has grown from $6 billion in 1970 to $160 billion last year, an 8.6% annualized rate.

The first Burrito Box has attracted hundreds of customers within its first few hours of operation, and word of the great tasting food from a self-service kiosk is spreading like wildfire.

SB Nation, the fastest-growing online sports media brand, noted that the Burrito Box is "Your new reason for living."

Trendhunter.com probably summed it up best when they said, "I believe it can be said that that the Burrito Box–a vending machine that serves piping hot burritos–is probably America's greatest accomplishment since landing a man on the Moon."

For more information on AVT and their industry-leading automated retailing systems, micromarkets, automated malls, custom vending machines, and self-service micro-stores, contact the company at (877) 424-3663, or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.

For more information on Burrito Box, visit the company website at: http://tastetheburritobox.com/

To view a story on the Burrito Box on ABC , visit: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2014/01/worlds-first-burrito-vending-machine-opens-in-la/

To view a story on CBS about Burrito Box, visit: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/01/07/worlds-first-burrito-kiosk-arrives-in-weho/

To read an article in the Los Angeles Times on Burrito Box, visit: http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-burrito-box-burrito-vending-machine-20140107-photos,0,4720669.photogallery#axzz2pm8SDaIy

To see the Burrito Box in People Magazine, visit: http://greatideas.people.com/2014/01/08/burrito-vending-machine-los-angeles/#more-5576

To read about the Burrito Box in Huffington Post, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/burrito-vending-machine_n_4564254.html 

To see the Burrito Box on the Today Show, visit: http://www.today.com/video/today/54022394#54022394 

To read about the Burrito Box in the New York Daily News, visit: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/burrito-vending-machine-arrives-los-angeles-article-1.1575453

To read about the Burrito Box in SB Nation, visit: http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/1/8/5287916/the-burrito-box-your-new-reason-for-living

To read about the Burrito Box on Eater.com, visit: http://eater.com/archives/2014/01/07/behold-a-burrito-vending-machine-in-los-angeles.php

To read about the Burrito Box on Trendhunter.com, visit: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/burrito-box

To see a parody of the Burrito Box on Chelsea Lately, visit: http://www.eonline.com/shows/chelsea_lately/videos/217222/burrito-box-invades-l-a 

SOURCE AVT, Inc.

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