Landing in 3…2…1…

What’s the most elaborate way you’ve had your lunch or dinner delivered? We’re willing to bet that unless you live(d) in Melbourne, it wasn’t via parachute. Yet that’s exactly what one pop-up restaurant is all about.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. (Photo Credit: Jafflechutes )

Jafflechutes is the creation of David McDonald and Adam Grant. Together, they make jaffles once people order them on their website and pay for them via PayPal.

What’s a jaffle? In Australian English, a jaffle is a toasted sandwich.

The Jafflechutes story started with a plan to create pocket parachutes for people who live on fifth floors and forget their keys. That market seemed a bit niche, so we began talking food instead. After a brief flirtation with Parajaffles, we eventually settled on Jafflechutes. The rest is history.

The sandwiches, cheese and ham or cheese and tomato, are then dropped from the seventh floor to the customer waiting below on the large “X”. To ensure a smooth delivery, each jaffle has its own parachute. Need a visual? Here’s one:

For the love of Jafflechutes from Klaus Fritz on Vimeo.

Melbourne’s famous tramway system is the largest outside Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It stretches along 244 kilometres (152 miles) of track and has 450 trams. – source: Only Melbourne

Jafflechutes has already had all their Melbourne jaffles pre-ordered and now they have set their sights on bigger horizons – New York. Via crowd-sourcing they are hoping to be able to drop jaffles to hungry souls in the Big Apple.

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About Heather Tucker

Heather is a writer, photographer and explorer of the world with bylines in Archaeology Magazine, Porthole Cruise Magazine, Taste & Travel, amongst others. She is addicted to pen, paper, hotels, organisation and hippos. In addition to Travel Gluttons, you can find her over at Cloggie Central.


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