After a long weekend of decadence, you attempted to start fresh on a healthier note. Breakfast was balanced, lunch carb-free, and you even managed to get that extra serving of veggies in come dinnertime. Then, it hits you — a craving...and not for a piece of fruit. Forget the vending machine, hit up the Sprinkles Chicago Cupcake ATM for some high-quality sugar satisfaction.
The nifty contraption is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can hold up to 500 freshly baked (within a couple of hours) signature Sprinkles cupcakes at a time. We're currently going gaga for the vanilla hazelnut chocolate (through September 9), ginger lemon, and (as always) red velvet.
If you're going to fall off the wagon anyway, you might as well bring a few friends (or co-workers) along with you. Post a snap of your visit to the Chicago Cupcake ATM on the Sprinkles Facebook wall, and you'll be entered to win a gift card for five dozen cupcakes — which could be perfect for one of those holiday gatherings that are right around the corner. Not into social media? It's possible, so you can email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is September 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Sprinkles, 50 East Walton Street (between Rush and Michigan), 312-573-1600.
Photo: Courtesy of Sprinkles