Mobile will be one of the first markets in the U.S. to try retail food delivery by drone — a concept that has been seriously explored by restaurants across the country searching for delivery solutions during the virus crisis.
A Buffalo Wild Wings franchise in Mobile has signed an agreement with Deuce Drone to conduct a demonstration of the company’s drone delivery system, expected to be conducted in August.
Deuce Drone is a small privately owned startup claiming a position in the forefront of package delivery by drone. It is reported to have a $11.8 million valuation on Netcapital, according to Drone Life.
Deuce Drone is responsible for the design of the Aerial Drone Delivery Interface System, including the design and operation of the landing, recharging and package handling system, software interfacing with both the drone and the Buffalo Wild Wings Point of Sale (POS) operating system, meeting regulatory and code compliance, conducting the demonstration, and any additional related activities, according to a June 15 press release.
“Buffalo Wild Wings is a perfect test case for Deuce Drone’s last mile delivery solution,” said Rhett Ross, CEO of Deuce Drone. “We feel we offer Buffalo Wild Wings a significant opportunity to provide alternative means of food and drink delivery to consumers.”
“Partnering with Deuce Drone will give us the opportunity to test new ways to evolve and meet the takeout needs of customers through drone technology,” said Brian Jordan of Potters Wings Mobile, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee. “Deuce Drone’s expertise in aerospace, construction and technology delivers an innovative solution that could reduce costs and delivery time, while giving customers the option of a truly contactless delivery.”
Deuce Drone was founded in 2019 to solve the last mile delivery problem for brick and mortar retailers by enabling drone shipment from existing stores.