America’s bumbling fictional super spy Maxwell Smart had a good point when he would say of the villain, “If only he had used his evil genius for niceness.” We’ve heard far too many tragic stories of drones being used as weapons of war. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone figured out how to beat this modern age sword into a plowshare? The people at the Yo Sushi! restaurant have done just that. Known for introducing the concept of a Japanese ‘kaitan’ sushi bar to Britain and delivering tasty dishes via a conveyer belt, it shouldn’t surprise is to hear that this hip restaurant has found a new way to raise our eyebrows, if not shear them off with the high-speed propellers of an unmanned aerial vehicle.
To emphasize the light weight and low calorie count of their new rice burgers, Yo Sushi! waiters plan to deliver them via an iPad-controlled quadrocopter they call iTray.
Yo Sushi is piloting this jet-age food delivery service at their SOHO location in London. No word yet as to whether Heathrow airport will need to hire extra air traffic controllers to manage unidentified flying sushi or whether this service will be expanded to Yo Sushi restaurants in Dubai and Bahrain.
Until flying sushi carpets are perfected, prudent diners might want to settle for the crunchy orange tobiko (flying fish eggs) coating some types of ordinary sushi. But if you’re adventurous, bring a raincoat the next time you visit London’s SOHO district and enjoy the buzz of this new type of restaurant service.
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