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Claw Time Vending continues in Gabe's honor. 
See Our Story for details.


Every business is different, and we understand that. We want to engage with both you as a business owner or manager, and your customers. Whether you’re looking for a couple of candy or toy machines, or a full-out arcade, we can provide just the set up that will add value and revenue to your business and keep customers in your establishment longer. 

Tailored to your business needs. 

Clean routinely serviced machines with local owners.

We are local, and we are passionate about what we do. Based in Winston Salem, NC, we can answer service calls quickly and reliably. We keep constant tabs on what our products and services are delivering and If a product or game doesn’t generate revenue, we look to replace it with one that does. All our equipment is maintained, stocked, and sanitized with each service call. 

Options and consultations available

During a consultation with you we’ll discuss the options that will bring the most to your customer base. Combining your wishes, your customer’s interests, and our knowledge of what does well in the marketplace we can design a space suited just for you. 

Income source and quarter exchange

We want to help your business earn extra income. We view our business as partnerships and strive to ensure that it is fair to everyone involved. With revenue sharing, we split a percentage of the profits with you. We will generate revenue reports and data and cut you a check on a scheduled basis. 

We can also exchange our quarters for bills if preferable which has helped some businesses during the change shortage!


About Us

Our Story

Gabe Adams was just 13 when he began learning the ins and outs of the claw machine. He wanted one, but it was too expensive. So that year he decided to start small and grow a vending business. After receiving money at Christmas to help him buy a Nintendo DS, he changed his mind and used the money instead to buy a professional-grade gumball machine and a box of gumballs. He quickly found a location through the help of the manager at Camel City BBQ in Winston-Salem, and then Covid struck. Afterwards, as businesses began to allow vendors back in, he once again placed his machine.

Over the next couple of years, he would go on to reinvest his earnings and eventually had candy and toy vending machines at more than 10 locations throughout Winston-Salem. He kept them meticulously maintained and stocked, and he learned quickly what would sell best in each location.

In the meantime, Gabe studied arcade and claw machines and learned how they operated and how to repair them.

On March 10, 2023, at the age of just 16, Gabe died in an automobile accident. He was three months away from purchasing his first claw machine; the goal he’d started out with at age 13.

His father, Lee Adams, is woking to see Gabe’s dream through, purchased that first claw machine, and is continuing Gabe’s dream of owning an arcade and vending business.

Today we are a small business that cares passionately about what we do and the people we serve. To us, each person has immeasurable value. We hope that with this business we can help bring a little joy into the lives of others. We also aspire to the future goal of setting up a business scholarship in honor of Gabe.

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