Japan always seems to be one step ahead of everyone when it comes to fads and crazes, so it seems apropos that they would be the first ones in the world to create a Barbecue Vending Machine.
This BBQ vending machine, found near Takadanobaba station in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo, was spotted by our Japan correspondent Devonsu. He said, “As I walked towards the train station I could smell the unmistakeable aroma of low and slow cooked meats. I had of course seen beer, cigarette, and food vending machines in Japan, but couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this.”
“I had to unfortunately rush to work, but noticed a man selecting the pork shoulder (this vending machine was serving brisket, pork shoulder, smoked prime rib, thick beef ribs, and strangely enough, prime cut steaks). The pork shoulder was lifted and cut with a robotic arm and dropped onto hot buns for sandwiches.”
“I knew that I would have to come back tomorrow to sample everything. What made me most happy was to see that Matsui, a hero of mine, was endorsing BBQ.”
So what do you think? Would you like to see this at your local mall or train station here the States?