March 27, 2014
Jafflechutes sandwich business parachutes sandwiches to hungry patrons!
Who needs waiters and delivery boys when you’ve got the power of wind to carry food around, right? A new pop-up restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, recently had food falling out of the skies with its amusingly awesome delivery system! The restaurant called Jafflechutes, located a few floors above street level, dropped sandwiches with parachutes to patrons waiting on the street below. The tiny parachutes kept the sandwiches from being smashed on the pavement and worked as a pretty fantastic way to spread some smiles too! The brainchild of David McDonald and Adam Grant, this parachute-delivery system requires customers to stand on an “X” on the sidewalk and wait for their meal to fall from the heavens above.
McDonald and Grant sell a unique toasted sandwich called a “jaffle” and required an equally unconventional way to have it packaged and delivered, which inspired the parachute system. Patrons need to pay for their meals using PayPal on the Jafflechutes website. While a cheese and ham jaffle costs about $6, a cheese and tomato comes for about $5. Currently, Jafflechutes has christened itself to be “Melbourne’s first float-down eatery,” and the idea seems to be catching on, with more and more curious patrons looking up in the sky for a delicious sandwich.