What the world has been waiting for – meat vending machines

June 10th, 2010 7 Comments By Paul Smith

Picture 42 What the world has been waiting for   meat vending machinesFor years we’ve had a dream. And that dream has been of a meat vending machine. Sausages, meatballs, steaks and ribs, anytime of the day or night. And now, avid reader, the dream is alive. Izarzugaza is a chain of butchers that has been operating for four generations in Northern Spain, and after beginning to sell their delicious meat online, th’veey moved into the vending machine business.

Not that there’s only meat available, you understand – depending on the season, pastas and salads will also drop for cash. The business is also making a name for itself by allowing customers in-store to order via touchscreen; why bother with that malarkey when there are staff available? Because customers don’t have to be fluent in the native tongue to buy from the butchers – the display allows users to choose their language.

Meat vending machines are not something that’s likely to catch on in a world of 24 hour supermarkets, but just knowing we could wander down the street for a beef lollipop and a bag of cow balls, whenever the fancy takes us – it’s the dream, isn’t it?

[Consumerist] via [Springwise]

Comments (7) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by Dirty Fox June 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    This isn’t apple related…

  2. Posted by LuckyL June 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    it’s iMeat

  3. Posted by David June 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The ideal surely would be to pick the animal and watch the slaughter through the glass “Coca-Cola-ad style.” You could pick the bits you wanted as well. Imagination is a wonderful thing.

  4. Posted by PaulH June 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I’ll take a portion of lamb faggots please…

  5. Posted by Nobby June 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    They’ve had similar vending machines for hot food, including meat based products, in Amsterdam for years. After you stagger out of a pub, there is nothing like a croquette of unidentified meat and coagulated fat in breadcrumbs.

  6. you’ve met my girlfriend then…

  7. Posted by Brian June 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “a bag of cow balls”

    Hi, my name is Brian. Do cows have BALLS?

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