Chick-fil-A Is Testing This Revolutionary New Delivery Method
The knock-knock joke "Why did the chicken cross the road?" has taken on new meaning thanks to Chick-fil-A. "Because you requested it," the answer could soon be.
This summer, America's largest fried chicken conglomerate will test new autonomous technology utilising robot delivery at two locations in Austin, Texas.
The robots will be able to work in a variety of weather situations and will drive on the road's edge or in a bike lane to avoid traffic and pedestrians, according to the business.
The robots will be developed in collaboration with Refraction AI, a startup that specialises in lightweight, self-driving robots for "last-mile commodities delivery in metropolitan settings."
The short-distance robots are designed to save the corporation money on transportation costs by using 80% less energy than traditional delivery methods. According to a Chick-fil-A press release, the service is for consumers who reside near a Chick-fil-A location.
The use of Refraction's robots for autonomous delivery opens up a whole new world of possibilities for Chick-fil-A.
A rising number of delivery guests are getting a taste of what it's like to be a part of the experience.
The platform will enable us to provide rapid, high-quality, and cost-effective meal delivery within a mile of our restaurant, all while contributing to the clean and safe environment of the community we serve.
The restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will begin testing the delivery technique in late June, while the restaurant on 6th & Congress Ave in Downtown Austin will be the first to launch the service.
Other fast-food chains have begun to experiment with self-driving vehicles. In April, Dominos began testing delivery robots in Houston with the help of the technology firm Nuro.
Furthermore, Starship Technologies' robots have been collaborating with colleges across the country. Students can order food from Starbucks, Subway, Panera Bread, Panda Express, Qdoba, and other restaurants via campus robots.
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