New Yorkers, forget that cupcake ATM, parachuting grilled cheese sandwiches are coming to the Big Apple. Australian eatery Jafflechutes — a riff on “jaffle” the Aussie term for grilled cheese — came up with the alternative delivery system in 2013. Now, after a successful crowd-funding campaign raised Melbourne’s “first float-down eatery” more than $5,300, the flying sandwiches are slated to debut in New York. (An official launch date has yet to be announced.) This is how the flying sandwich system works: Patrons pay $5-$6 for their sandwiches via PayPal, then set up a delivery time and stand in a designated area on the street marked with an “X.” An employee then launches the wrapped-up sandwich down into the customers’ welcoming hands, the website notes. If the sandwich gets stuck somewhere on the journey, chances are Jafflechutes will make another. [Continue Reading]
This is pretty awesome. I would love just one or two grilled cheeses to land in my hands during the week. Is that too much to ask for these days?