Manna Drone

Source: Manna

The drones hover over a designated point as the boxes of food descend on a biodegradable linen thread to the ground

Just Eat is to start delivering Thai meals and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream by drone.

The food delivery giant has partnered with drone delivery firm Manna to offer the service at University College Dublin as part of a trial.

Orders will be prepared at a Camile Thai dark kitchen close to the UCD campus and placed in a box which is loaded onto the drone. The drone flies to a designated point at the university and hovers as the box descends on a biodegradable linen thread to the ground. Deliveries will arrive in under three minutes, Manna said.

“This will greatly improve the delivery experience for our customers,” said Just Eat Ireland MD Amanda Roche-Kelly.