Flytrex, an on-demand drone delivery company that services restaurants and retailers, received Federal Aviation Administration approval to expand its delivery radius from one to two nautical miles across its Texas and North Carolina outposts, the company said in an email to Restaurant Dive. This approval expands its potential customer reach from 40,000 to 100,000.
“We look forward to continuing this exciting flightpath to one day bring three-minute delivery to the tens of millions of backyards across the US,” Yariv Bash, co-founder and CEO of Flytrex, said in a statement.
Flytrex previously partnered with Brinker International to deliver food from its brands, including two virtual brands It’s Just Wings and Maggiano’s Italian Classics, which will benefit from the expanded delivery radius.
The drone company, which works alongside Causey Aviation Unmanned, recently expanded its service to Granbury, Texas, which is outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. Flytrex’s three North Carolina outposts are in Fayetteville, Raeford and Holly Springs.
The ordering process won’t change across these locations. Eligible customers can purchase food and goods from stores, restaurants and cafes through the Flytrex app, which informs customers of their order status until it is lowered by wire into their backyards.