The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced that the league is working with the National Football League and the NFL Players Association on an innovative new way to deliver fast-food items, including burgers, to consumers across the country.
The new “food delivery system” that the NFL is using will be powered by blockchain technology, which allows customers to place their order online or over the phone and receive their food in their designated restaurant.
Once the delivery person receives the order, they scan the QR code and enter the code in the box they receive.
That’s how the food gets delivered, according to the FDA.
The NFL will also be using the technology to sell food to retailers and restaurants, the FDA said in a statement.
The agency says the technology could be used to deliver food to restaurants on demand.
“The NFL has partnered with the NFLPA to help develop and implement a new delivery method that enables players and their families to order food to the stadium and get it delivered to their homes,” the agency said in the statement.
“The new system will enable fans and players to be part of the delivery process.
We will continue to work with the league to develop a similar delivery system.”
The NFL and the NBA announced plans earlier this month to make the NHL a partner in the technology.
The NFL, which has been a sponsor of the league for several years, is expected to start selling food through its new system later this year.
The new system is expected not to be fully implemented until 2022.
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