“Food delivery has reached new heights” intoned the video played with dramatic music at the Food On Demand Conference today. People look skyward, gasping, from atop a horse or in their car, then customers make a mad dash to their backyard as an El Pollo Loco-branded drone lowers their food via a cable, right at their feet.

“Introducing Air Loco, the first national restaurant to deliver by air,” the video says, and just like that, the Jetsons become a reality. Flytrex, an Israeli company, produces the drones, partnering first with Wal-Mart and now with U.S. restaurant companies from select but rapidly expanding locations.

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