What’s For Lunch? Grilled Cheese Delivered By Parachute, Of Course

03/19/2014 at 05:29 PM ET

Jafflechutes Grilled Cheese Parachute
Courtesy Jafflechutes

The heavens have heard the prayers of cheddarheads: It’s raining grilled cheese!

At least it will be soon in New York City — Australian pop-up Jafflechutes, Melbourne’s “first float-down eatery,” is bringing its airborne sandwiches to the States.

“NEXT STOP: NYC!” the company wrote on its Facebook page, telling fans the pop-up is due to hit the city in May or June.

In Australia, a “jaffle iron” is a sandwich press that makes hot, toasty grilled cheese, in this instance attached to a toy parachute. Customers order from two options, Drop It Like It’s Hot (cheese and tomato) and Gust of Wind (cheese and ham), pay the $5 or $6 via PayPal, then designate a time and delivery point to catch their cheesy triangle (thrown out a nearby window, presumably).

See a Jafflechute captured during its descent by Instagram user heyitsjustmeok:

Hopefully it lands where X marks the spot, but of course there’s always the issue of a wayward tree branch or hungry interloper. Instagram user adelphimou proves you can successfully catch a Jafflechute:

Check out the crowd waiting at one of Jafflechutes’ pop-ups Down Under.

Jafflechutes Grilled Cheese Parachute
Courtesy Jafflechutes

What do you think of Jafflechutes: gimmicky or genius?

Watch the company’s Facebook page for updates on the U.S. debut. In the meantime, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for Cronuts delivered via paper airplane.

—Brooke Showell

FILED UNDER: Food , Food News , Sandwiches

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