¡Arriba, arriba! Guzman Y Gomez Is Trialling Drone Delivery In Places Around Australia
A delicious, classic Guzman Y Gomez burrito is a gift from the Mexican gods. But there are only about 80 stores spread out across our vast country and sometimes it's a little too far (especially if we're hungover) to make our way down to a store and soak up their juicy goodness.
So the fast food franchise decided to bring in delivery, which was a major step forward for Mexican lovers everywhere. However, the good people at Guzman HQ have upped the ante and will be trialing something that will make sweat.
Say it with me: drone delivered burritos and burrito bowls.
The company has teamed up with Project Wing who have made it their mission to provide fast drones ready to transport a bunch of goods and services. Guzman Y Gomez founder and CEO Steven Marks said: "When I started Guzman y Gomez in Newtown, Sydney 10 years ago, I could not have imagined we would be partnering with X which is part of one of my favourite tech companies in the world to bring this ground-breaking project to life.
"It's a dream come true for Guzman y Gomez, and this is just one of the ways we are committed to re-inventing fast food for the 21st century."
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The drones can only travel 10km from their launch site, however can go up to 120 km/h.
The company admits that it's taken several years to get to this point due to a bunch of logistics. In a blog post, GYG says: "The Project Wing team have been working closely with the local & State Governments and CASA (the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to ensure our skies are safe and our deliveries are regulated according to Australian law.
The small makeshift kitchen built to test the burrito drone system. Credit: Guzman Y Gomez
"We also needed to test if our food would hold and stay fresh in a drone that travelled through the skies at 120km/h.
"In a special 'package' designed by Project Wing's engineers, our burritos are able to stay hot and fresh but most importantly stable and secure as the drone travels so your food is delivered ready to enjoy."
No one wants a messy burrito so we're all glad that that issue has been solved.
But this isn't some distant hope, this is happening right now and you can get your burrito or burrito bowl delivered by an incredibly quick drone. They're testing the technology in Royalla, ACT; so anyone in that region wanting to try it needs to download the GYG app and place an order.
Sources: Guzman Y Gomez
Featured Image Credit: Guzman Y Gomez