Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced the Company has seen approximately 28,000 new Independent Contractor driver applications over the last three weeks.
“During this time of massive layoffs across the nation, we are in a fortunate position to be able to hire additional Independent Contractors,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. “This increase in applications has also assured us that we have the capacity to satisfy additional demand from restaurant partners and diners.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Waitr has announced that it is delivering same day groceries, offering No-Contact delivery for all restaurant and grocery orders, working with restaurant partners to waive customer delivery fees, providing marketing programs, providing gloves and sanitation spray to drivers and continuing to pay any employee that gets quarantined or contracts the virus.
About Waitr Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2013 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with recently acquired food delivery company Bite Squad, connects local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants and national chains. As of December 31, 2019, Waitr and Bite Squad operated in small and medium sized markets in the United States in approximately 640 cities.