Pizza Hut Israel will try delivering pizzas with drones this summer, as a pilot test.
The restaurant chain will have the drones deliver multiple orders together at landing zones, where drivers will pick them up and take them to individual customers.
Landing zones will be approved by the government and will be located in spaces such as parking lots. The test will begin in June, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
“Delivery with drones is very attractive, but it is unrealistic to think that we will see drones flying all over the sky dropping pizzas in backyards around the world in the near future,” said Ido Levanon of Dragontail.
The Ministry of Transport allows Pizza Hut to test drone deliveries at a single Bnei Dror restaurant in central Israel. Deliveries will be limited to a specific area of about 80 square kilometers and will have a relatively low impact.
The use of drones will allow the restaurant to reach 7,000 more homes than usual. The group order delivery system by air will reduce the number of drones needed and the battery charge required, according to the report.
Drones will not leave their deliveries unattended until they recognize the presence of a driver to prevent theft of pizzas.