Screengrab via Google Street
The E. Brandon/Valrico Chick-fil-A restaurant.
The traffic is so bad in Tampa Bay that even chicken sandwiches are avoiding the roads at all costs.
Yesterday, the E. Brandon/Valrico Chick-fil-A restaurant (located at 1504 E. Brandon Blvd) announced
that it's now offering free drone delivery.
In a demonstration video posted to Facebook
on Monday, the brief clip shows a Chick-fil-A order getting bagged up and handed off to a DroneUp pilot, who then puts the food in a white box and attaches it to a drone in a coned-off parking lot launch site. The food is then seen getting air dropped from the sky into some hungry guy's yard.
The service is free for a limited time, says the company, and is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A representative at the location told Creative Loafing that orders have to be within a 1.2-mile radius, but the location is hoping to expand that to two miles soon.
In terms of weight limits, the rep stated that if the drone can't handle your massive chicken order, they'll just bring it to you in a van.
This is at least the second major brand to partner with DroneUp. Last year, the company announced it was also brining drone delivery services to select Walmarts
in the Tampa area.
To order via drone, use the Chick-fil-A app, and select “Chick-fil-A Delivery.”
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