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New Yorkers Flock to Upper East Side Cupcake ATM

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New Yorkers waited in long lines to make a withdrawal from a very special ATM on the Upper East Side.

That's because this particular ATM pops out individually boxed cupcakes instead of cash.

The machine is attached to the Sprinkles Cupcakes Bakery on Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st streets.

It's unveiling brought customers who were already fans of Sprinkles and others to check out something new.

"Their black and white is also really good but I'm definitely here for the strawberry. It's here all season long so I'm really hoping to get that. I hope it's in stock,” said one customer.

"I've been in the city my entire life and I've seen a lot of ATMs, not one for a cupcake ATM,” said another.

"I felt like I was in Willy Wonka. You get to watch the robotic arm go and take the cupcakes and then the door opens and there's four cupcakes just right in front of you,” said a third.

Sprinkles says the machine can hold 76 cupcakes and other treats.

The store says it will be restocked with goodies regularly, so even though the ATM is open 24/7 there should always be something fresh inside.

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