Finally: Meat vending machine

Birmingham’s Smart Butcher installed the machine last week at the Lil Mart in Odenville. With the push of a button, shoppers can leave with fresh cuts of steak or Conecuh sausages. Customers can feed $1 or $5 bills into the machine or swipe a credit or debit card and pay $2.49 for pork steaks, $3.99 for an 8-ounce sirloin or $5.99 for a 12-ounce ribeye steak. The machine also sells sausages and other meats.