by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, Jersey Mike’s Subs announced the formation of a partnership with on-demand delivery leader Flytrex for drone-delivered food orders in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The new partnership will see orders from Jersey Mike’s delivered directly to the yards of local residents by drone, with a flight time of only five minutes.
Flytrex is operating alongside partner Causey Aviation Unmanned under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver authorizing a nautical mile delivery radius, putting the operation in range of thousands of homes. Customers utilizing the service will place orders and receive updates on their delivery status through the Flytrex app, up until the package is gently lowered by wire into their yard.
“Our goal is to ensure our customers get their authentic Jersey Mike’s sub sandwiches how they want them, when they want them,” said Jersey Mike’s CIO Scott Scherer. “Partnering with Flytrex, we’re thrilled our fans can enjoy the freshest sub sandwiches flown directly to their backyards – it truly is a sub from above.”
This is only the latest in a series of accomplishments for Flytrex, which most recently launched its delivery service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company has also been operating out of North Carolina since September 2020, first in Fayetteville before expanding to the town of Raeford, and launched its third drone delivery station in the state last October at the Holly Springs Towne Center. Flytrex’s delivery service is currently available to more than 10,000 homes throughout North Carolina and Texas, and has carried out thousands of drone deliveries, making it the most prolific drone delivery service in the U.S.
“We’re excited to team up with Jersey Mike’s to deliver subs throughout the skies of North Carolina and look forward to expanding our partnership everywhere they deliver their delicious food,” said Flytrex CEO and co-founder Yariv Bash. “Drone delivery is accelerating quicker than anyone could have anticipated, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of that movement – using our technology to ensure retailers and restaurants can stay ahead of the ultrafast delivery curve.”
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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