A butcher in upstate New York installed a 24-hour meat vending machine and says customer response is “unbelievable.” This is much better than waiting in line to get to the meat counter while social distancing. Imagine getting your next steak from a 24-hour vending machine. Customers can purchase their meat with little to no contact through a vending machine at the front of the shop. The 24-hour meat machine was the idea of Kevin McCann’s friend and mentor, Josh Applestone, who has been using a machine for meat for years. With the Coronavirus forcing his doors to close, the machine was a simple idea to keep things moving and service the hospital community who couldn’t get a balanced meal due to hectic schedules. McCann planned to debut the machine on Monday, however after a test-run on Saturday, the machine sold out and McCann had to cut more meat throughout the weekend and have it ready for Tuesday when the meat counters reopened.