A&K Signs First Restaurant Partners for Drone Delivery
BigKitchen, Onunu Boy and D9 Shawarma hop on-board.
Last week, we told you about A&K Courier Delivery Services, Nigeria’s first restaurant drone delivery service prepping to launch in January. This, A&K Founder Kingsley Mazi sent us a quick note to say that his company has officially signed partnerships with three restaurants in Nigeria.
The restaurants are:
All three restaurants are headquartered in Port Harcourt, where A&K is also headquartered. Both BigKitchen and Onunu Boy are chain restaurants with locations in multiple states across Nigeria.
As we wrote previously, drone delivery services are popping up all over the world. Not only are drones more efficient than full-sized cars for carrying food items, but they are also more environmentally friendly, and can avoid existing infrastructure issues (Mazi started A&K in part because of the bad road networks in Nigeria).
Here in the U.S., we’ve seen drone delivery take off with Flytrex, which has been working closely with the FAA over the past four years, and is now making dozens drone deliveries a day in North Carolina. Flytrex anticipates it will get FAA clearance to operate across the U.S. in the first half of 2022.
For A&K, these restaurant partnerships are the first steps for Mazi to build “world class on-demand restaurant delivery services” in Nigeria.