In a statement to USA Today, Chick-fil-A said that it is exploring new ways to deliver. A Chick-fil-A location in Brandon, Florida, announced that it is now offering customers free delivery via drones.
“Chick-fil-A is always exploring new ways to provide the best experience for our guests," said the fast-food chain. "We are in the early stages of testing drone delivery at a small number of Chick-fil-A restaurants."
“Drone delivery is now here at Chick-fil-A E. Brandon/Valrico only!” the franchise said in a Facebook post. “For a limited time, order Chick-fil-A delivery, and enjoy a $0 delivery fee.”
In order to use the new delivery option, customers should select “Chick-fil-A Delivery” when placing an order on the app. The current delivery distance is “limited,” as stated in the Facebook post.
Exact locations, aside from the E. Brandon/Valrico, Florida, location, were not specified.
In a separate Facebook post, the Chick-fil-A restaurant demonstrated how the drone delivery operation works.
After an order is placed, an employee loads the order into a white box, which is attached to a drone and sent to the delivery location. After arriving at the destination, the drone lowers the box to the ground where the customer receives it.
In other technology news, Amazon announced last month that Prime Air, a drone delivery service, will expand to into a third U.S. city as well as enter international airspace in the United Kingdom and Italy by late 2024. The specific cities in the United States and abroad have yet to be announced.