MONROE, La. — The Louisiana-based food delivery company Waitr has announced new efforts to help protect local restaurants, customers, and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Waitr drivers are currently being sent gloves and will also be receiving bottles of hand sanitizer to help ensure cleanliness.
Waitr CEO Carl Grimstad said, ” “We’re fortunate to secure these items to keep our drivers safe during this time. We will continue to supply sanitary items in order to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our drivers, restaurant partners, diners and staff as we all navigate through this pandemic.”
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Monroe, LA – Waitr, a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, has announced its latest efforts to help protect and support its restaurant partners, customers and employees during this coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Waitr has secured a large amount of sanitizing solution to send to its drivers.
In addition to the gloves that drivers are being sent, they will also receive a bottle of sanitizing solution in the near future. These items will help ensure the cleanliness and in turn the health and safety of all involved in our delivery supply chain.
Steps already announced by Waitr include driver’s gloves; “No-Contact” delivery, which allows for distancing between customers and delivery drivers; working with restaurant partners to offer free delivery and marketing programs; and continue to pay any hourly employee who contracts the virus and/or is in quarantine.
“We’re fortunate to secure these items to keep our drivers safe during this time,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. “We will continue to supply sanitary items in order to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our drivers, restaurant partners, diners and staff as we all navigate through this pandemic.”
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.