Grilled cheese set to parachute into New York City

Grilled cheese set to parachute into New York City

New Yorkers may soon find it's cloudy with a chance of grilled cheese. The Australian pop-up restaurant Jafflechutes has announced plans to bring its parachute-delivered grilled cheese sandwiches to New York City.

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by USA Today

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Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers may soon find it's cloudy with a chance of grilled cheese.

The Australian pop-up restaurant Jafflechutes has announced plans to bring its parachute-delivered grilled cheese sandwiches to New York City.

The Melbourne group raised funds to bring its whimsical sandwich delivery system to North America -- possibly this month, according to a Facebook post -- but they say they aren't in it for the money.

"We do this purely for fun," Adam Grant, one of Jafflechutes' founders, told Fast Company in April.

If you'd like to catch an airborne jaffle (that's an Australian word for grilled cheese), Jafflechutes says they will announce the next drop one day in advance on Twitter and Facebook. Interested parties can then order via Paypal, $5 for cheese and tomato and $6 for cheese and ham. At a predetermined time the following day, stand on an "x" marked on the street at a secret location and look to the sky.

Jafflechutes will drop the sandwich, complete with its own tiny parachute, into waiting hands below.

Don't worry about the weather. If it's windy and your jaffle gets caught in a tree, Jafflechutes says they'll probably make you another.

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