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McDonald's installed automated machines that dispensed Big Macs for free

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Apple Pay was a thing of the past at one McDonald's in Boston. Customers were able to withdraw a Big Mac from an ATM, USA Today reported.

In efforts to promote McDonald's newest Big Mac lineup, the fast food chain offered a unique experience for those looking to chow down.  Big Mac lovers headed straight to an automated teller machine that dispensed the regular Big Mac as well as newcomers, the Mac Jr. and Grand Mac.

The best part? It was free.

Don't get too excited, though. McDonald's said the promotion was a one-time offering.

"This was purely a fun, one-day activation to generate excitement around the new Big Mac options,'' Vincent Spadea, McDonald's owner in the Boston region."This is not a move towards automation. However, we are always looking to implement advanced technologies and how we can modernize our restaurants in an effort to better serve our customers."


That's most likely good news for some, though. However, automated machines could jeopardize the need for human labor across the industry. And, it wasn't until recently that fast food employees began expressing their support of higher minimum wages.

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