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Pizza Hut to test drone delivery to 'landing zones'

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Pizza Hut is reaching new heights with its latest delivery experiment. Tech company Dragontail Systems Limited announced this week that it has deployed drones for restaurants to carry meals to delivery drivers in remote landing zones. Those drones will be flying pizzas from a Pizza Hut location in northern Israel starting in June, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Would You Like Fries With That? McDonald's Already Knows the Answer


So far, however, Domino's has stopped short of the latest McDonald's play: acquiring entire tech start-ups. In March, McDonald's spent more than $300 million to buy Dynamic Yield, the Tel Aviv-based company that developed the artificial intelligence tools now used at thousands of McDonald's drive-throughs. The deal "has changed the way the high-tech industry thinks about potential M&A," said Liad Agmon, a former Israeli intelligence official who co-founded Dynamic Yield. "We'll see more nontraditional tech companies buying tech companies as an accelerator for their digital efforts. It was genius on McDonald's side."

Trendspotting tech sees what people want on their plates


Have you ever tasted – or even heard of – zhoug, Spam musubi or ube? Have you ever topped pizza crust with hazelnut-and-cocoa spread? If you're in the $5.75 trillion food business, you need to know about these and other up-and-coming trends if you want to give your customers what they crave. A new Israeli startup, Tastewise, leverages the power of data to bring fresh info on food trends to the folks responsible for determining which dishes or products to serve next. "When I started talking with executives in the food-and-beverage industry, both large brands and restaurant owners, I found a huge gap of data and tools to help make decisions based on data," says Tastewise CEO and cofounder Alon Chen, formerly Google's chief marketing officer for Israel and Greece.