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Butcher unveils sausage vending machine

The Local · 1 Jun 2012, 11:22

Published: 01 Jun 2012 11:22 GMT+02:00

Customers arriving at Steffen Schütze’s butcher’s shop in Friesing, Bavaria, after he has closed, can choose from a range of sausages and marinated steaks, as well as potato salad and garlic butter – everything needed for a barbecue at the touch of a button.

“On one top-performing day we had about 300 products that went. I am excited to see how it’s going to be when we finally get barbecue weather,” Schütze told Die Welt newspaper on Friday.

He said he and a couple of friends came up with the idea after they spontaneously decided to have a barbecue after the shops had shut – and were left to rely on sausages from all-night petrol stations. Schütze, as an expert, said he was less than impressed by the quality of meat available in such places.

He said he kept a careful watch on the sausages in his vending machine – “I fill it up every evening.” Not only that, the meat is kept at optimum temperature and is not dropped to the bottom of the machine when sold, but carefully deposited at the opening.

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Your comments about this article

12:12 June 1, 2012 by starsh3ro
place one with beer and mustard next to it and we have a deal!
13:00 June 1, 2012 by euan.dykes
Pure genius! For that impromptu BBQ on that sunny Sunday afternoon.
15:20 June 1, 2012 by Bruno53
Now we need one for the pretzels, sauerkraut, mustard and beer. How about it German folks?.
16:35 June 1, 2012 by SchwabHallRocks
The heck with the Kraut. (You guys living up north?)

How about some steaming-hot kase spaetzle or lentils to go with the wurst.
17:37 June 1, 2012 by catjones
Wouldn't it be cheaper, easier to have a late night walk up window with one employee? Then you could sell all the above as well.
17:43 June 1, 2012 by Englishted
Good idea ,wish they had one for curries ,after a night full of beer a hot curry sorts you out until next morning .

Why so few places stay open late for take- aways in small town Germany is a source of wonder and despair.
18:01 June 1, 2012 by lozzshakes
Excellent idea. Business can carry on, and shop owners can get on with life away from the shop.
18:09 June 1, 2012 by LancashireLad
OK. Someone has to. I'd love to be able to say that this is the wurst idea I've ever heard of … but it's actually one of the best. Better still would be a machine with instant BBQs (just add water???) for the really improptu BBQ.
20:28 June 1, 2012 by PNWDev
@starsh3ro

You forgot a table and chairs. There, now we have a deal.
02:15 June 2, 2012 by bhess
Needs bacon
10:17 June 2, 2012 by reinertj
Ok, so, if in Japan you can get hot chips (french fries) out of a vending machine. Why not a curry wurst? No need for a BBQ.
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