Footage going viral online shows a Chick-fil-A in Florida testing food delivery drones.
“Take a behind the scenes look at drone delivery, only available at Chick-fil-A E. Brandon-Valrico,” an Instagram video stated.
The video’s caption read:
Drone delivery is now here at Chick-fil-A E. Brandon/Valrico only! For a limited time, order Chick-fil-A Delivery and enjoy a $0 delivery fee. The current delivery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, subject to availability. Delivery distance is limited.
When placing your order on the Chick-fil-A app, select “Chick-fil-A Delivery” to ensure your order will be delivered by Drone.
The World Economic Forum will watch this footage with glee.
Chick-fil-A tests drone food delivery service at select restaurants in Florida. pic.twitter.com/3w1ObZGGi4
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 19, 2023
Stay inside your pods!
We’ll deliver the unhealthy food to your doorstep.
From the New York Post:
Diners within a 1.2-mile radius of the Brandon/Valrico Chick-fil-A in Central Florida will now have the option to have their spicy chicken sandwiches and milkshakes delivered via drone for a limited time.
Drone delivery is available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the restaurant announced on social media last week. The fast food joint said it hopes to expand to a 2-mile radius in the near future.
The restaurant partnered with DroneUp, a Virginia-based tech company that also launched a drone delivery service with a Tampa Walmart last year, The Tampa Bay Times reported.
“We are in the early stages of testing drone delivery at a small number of Chick-fil-A restaurants,” Chick-fil-A spokesperson Chelsea Lee told local media.
Soon, the fast food industry will eliminate all face-to-face interaction to obtain your meals.
Order food from an app and it gets delivered to your door.
Chick-Fil-A is launching an option on the app to have food delivered by a drone. pic.twitter.com/BJKAuKvx5b
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) November 20, 2023
The fast food chain expects to deliver within a two-mile radius in the near future.
Will that be just in time for ‘15-minute cities?’
FOX 13 Tampa Bay reports: