USA Today reports in Brandon, Florida, the local Chick-fil-A " is now offering customers free delivery via drones."
According to the story, "To use the new delivery option, customers are requested to select “Chick-fil-A Delivery” when placing an order on the app. While the restaurant did not specify the drone's delivery radius in the post, they said that that delivery distance is limited.
"Delivery via drone has limited hours of operation, available only from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., said Chick-fil-A."
Chick-fil-A used Facebook to offer a look behind the scenes: "After an order is placed on the app, employees at the Chick-fil-A load the order into a white box, which is then attached to a drone and sent to the delivery location. When the drone arrives at the destination, it lowers the box onto the ground, where the customer receives it."
- KC's View:
Why not? If I lived in the area, I'd certainly try it.
And I think we're going to see more and more of these tests in areas where they make sense.
This is one way that the chickens actually can take sustained flight - when they're alive, they can fly, but only short distances.
Of course, the first thing I thought of when I saw this story was the classic "WKRP in Cincinnati" Thanksgiving episode, which culminated in turkeys taking to the air.