Domino's delivers the world's first pizza by drone

It's planning to roll the service out around the world...

Domino's delivers the world's first pizza by drone

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Domino's is claiming to have delivered the world's first pizza by drone to a hungry customer in New Zealand.

The flight came three months after Domino's first demonstrated this delivery technology - it faced technical challenges to keep the pizza warn in-flight.

It also had to receive regulatory approval before delivering the peri-peri chicken - and chicken and cranberry pizzas.

"Drones offer the promise of safer, faster deliveries to an expanded delivery area, meaning more customers can expect to receive a freshly-made order within our ultimate target of 10 minutes. This is the future," Domino’s group chief executive Don Meij said.

Domino's is looking at opportunities to bring this technology to Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan. The firm has partnered with Flirtey who are providing the delivery service.

Matthew Sweeny, CEO of the drone company said, "We are moving closer and closer to widespread store-to-door drone delivery.

"To conduct these deliveries in an urban environment while delivering a hot, fresh pizza, is a validation of our delivery system that assures Flirtey is prepared for mass market deliveries around the globe."