(Source: NY Daily News)
Forget about Santa’s sleigh, TGI Fridays is launching flying drones laden with mistletoe to get diners in the holiday spirit.
The chain launched the drone — which features an HD kiss cam and can film for up to 20 minutes — in the UK Wednesday after research revealed that 47% of Brits have never puckered up under the festive garlands.
“We wanted to see how we could make Christmas get-togethers in our restaurants even more entertaining and offer guests the encouragement they need to make their move,” TGI Fridays spokeswoman Rachel Waller said.
The festive flight has already landed in TGI Fridays Manchester Royal Exchange restaurant and are slated to touch down in restaurants across the country as the Christmas season gets underway. The robotic drones will hover over tables and between couples and the chain is marketing the campaign with the hashtag #Togethermas.
This may be holly jolly technology for Brits, but New Yorkers are saying bah humbug to the puckered up gimmick.
“I’d rather not kiss my significant other under a traveling mistletoe surrounded by empty Jack Daniels sauce bottles and used wet naps,” says Westchester native Robert Graham.
This isn’t the first time restaurants have implemented propeller-driven flying equipment. Last year, a London-based sushi chain used flying drones to deliver food to customers and Francesco’s Pizzeria in Mumbai used drones to deliver pizza.
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