Charleys Philly Steaks partners with Flytrex
Charleys Philly Steaks, the world’s largest cheesesteak franchise, today announced its partnership with Flytrex, the leader in super-fast food and retail delivery, to deliver freshly prepared grilled cheesesteaks by drone to Durham , North Carolina. Orders for Charleys are placed using the Flytrex app and sky-delivered to residents front and back with an average flight time of just three minutes.
The drone delivery ordering process will be the same as previously established delivery stations – eligible customers can order their favorite cheesesteaks, fries, real fruit lemonades and more from Charleys, as well as food and produce other local restaurants, cafes and retailers. . Orders are placed using the Flytrex app, which notifies customers of the status of their order along the route until the package is safely lowered by cable into their backyard. court.
“The future of delivery is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. I can think of no better way to have a fresh cheese steak delivered hot to the grill in my front yard,” said Brian Hipsher, CMO of Charleys. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Flytrex to create a more cost effective and faster delivery service for all of our customers.”
For Charleys Philly Steaks, the world’s largest cheesesteak franchise, digital initiatives are a top priority: the franchise places considerable emphasis on engaging with customers through its loyalty program, Charleys Rewards, which already has more than 1 000,000 members. Charley’s customer-centric approach to enhancing the brand includes the introduction of new menu items and the integration of accessible support technologies that make it easier for customers to order online, giving the brand a competitive advantage in the growing QSR industry.
“We are thrilled to once again spread our wings in North Carolina and bring delicious cheesesteaks to our new customers in Durham,” said Yariv Bash, CEO and co-founder of Flytrex. “This partnership with Charleys and the accompanying expansion brings us closer to a future of affordable, ultra-fast delivery that is both safe and green. We look forward to continuing to grow our nationwide delivery service to reach the tens of millions of backyards across the country. »
This expansion to Durham marks Flytrex’s fifth station in the United States and fourth in the “First in Flight” state. Flytrex has three other stations operating in the state of North Carolina: in Fayetteville, Raeford and Holly Springs; and recently expanded its drone delivery service to Granbury, Texas, just outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. The service will operate in cooperation with longtime partner Causey Aviation Unmanned under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently granted waiver allowing a two nautical mile delivery radius through its stations in North Carolina and Texas. – reaching hundreds of thousands of potential households.
In 2017, Flytrex successfully launched the world’s first fully autonomous urban drone delivery system in Reykjavik, Iceland. The company has since been working closely with regulators to ensure the highest safety standards when launching drone delivery. It participated in the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), which ended in October 2020, and continued in the subsequent FAA initiative, BEYOND, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation of North Carolina to help address the remaining challenges of UAS integration.
About Charleys Philly Steaks
In 1986, Charleys redefined the Cheesesteak. Today, more than 700 locations around the world serve the #1 Cheesesteak In The World® made with fresh, quality ingredients, always grilled to order. Also known for its loaded gourmet fries and refreshing real fruit lemonades, the restaurant franchise is growing rapidly to serve world favorite cheesesteaks around the world. For more information about Charleys Philly Steaks, visit www.charleys.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @charleyscheesesteaks and Twitter at @charleys.
Flytrex is the leading business-to-consumer self-contained delivery service that enables retailers and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) to better serve customers in suburban areas by offering unmatched delivery costs, super-fast delivery and a greater reach than ever. Using its commercial aircraft-grade drones and cloud systems, Flytrex’s service is safe, fast and sustainable.