We’re All Moving To Paris, Where There Is A Meat Vending Machine

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What’s a hungry carnivore to do when a sudden craving for meat hits at an inconvenient hour? If you’re lucky enough to live in Paris, you can now visit a meat vending machine that dispenses steaks and sausages 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And if you don’t live in Paris yet, we’re moving there and could use some roommates.

The city’s first meat vending machine is set up on the Rue de Charonne in eastern Paris, reports the The Associated Press, in an area that already hosts at least two dozen butcher shops.

The owners of one of those shops decided to invest about $45,000 in the machine that sells vacuum-packaged meat so they could get customers’ business even when the store is closed.

“We’re closed two days: Sundays and Mondays,” one owner told The Associated Press. “So this is to cater for customers over the weekend. … The idea was also to serve people after the shop’s closing hours. We close at 8 p.m. but some people leave work very late and find the shop closed when they walk past it.”

The machine takes cash or credit cards, and offers a variety of traditional delicatessen, including duck confit and beef carpaccio. The prices are about 20 euro cents more expensive than the items sold in the shop. But hey, it might be worth it for meat on demand.
Paris gets sausages and steaks 24/7 from vending machine [Associated Press]