Just Eat testing TakeawayTech with drone delivery

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Just Eat is trialling a drone delivery service with the view of speeding up the customer experience. 

The food delivery's Irish arm has partnered up with an aviation-grade B2B drone delivery service called Manna to test the technology for takeaways. 

Manna and Just Eat will join forces to create an airborne logistics platform which promises to deliver food from restaurants to customers in a certain area in less than three minutes.

More than 80% of customers order either via the app or on a mobile device in Ireland, where the app has been downloaded over two million times since it was launched in the country five years ago.

Amanda Roche-Kelly, Managing Director of Just Eat Ireland, said that the partnership will “greatly improve” the delivery experience for customers and that they're proud to be the world’s first online food ordering and delivery company to provide drone delivery.

She said: “Technology is at the core of everything we do at Just Eat, so we’re delighted to be involved in these pioneering trials with Manna, who have clearly built a groundbreaking drone delivery system.”

There are more than 2,100 takeaway restaurants available via the Just Eat Ireland app.