Lafayette, LA – Waitr, the local on-demand restaurant delivery service, intends to start delivering alcohol directly to its customers’ doors in Louisiana. Chris Meaux, CEO of the Louisiana-based company, made the official announcement on Waitr’s expansion of services this morning.
“We are pleased Governor Edwards has signed legislation permitting alcohol delivery to homes. Waitr looks forward to helping our restaurants grow their businesses even further,” said Meaux. “We fought strenuously for this legislation from the very beginning, as our top priority is seeing our restaurant partners flourish and alcohol delivery will help increase sales for our partners.”
Waitr currently partners with more than 3,500 restaurants in Louisiana. Since launching in 2015, Waitr has been popular throughout state, serving the cities and surrounding areas of Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, New Orleans, Alexandria, Monroe, Hammond, Houma and Thibodaux.
“Waitr is in a unique position to serve our customers and restaurants, as this new legislation only allows deliveries from drivers who are employees of companies, as are Waitr drivers, to complete such deliveries,” added Meaux.
Meaux says Waitr is looking forward to delivering beer and wine to its customers pending final permitting by the state.
Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with its subsidiary Bite Squad, connects local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are the most convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from the best local restaurants and national chains. As of March 31, 2019, Waitr and Bite Squad serviced approximately 24,000 restaurants and 700 cities in 29 states throughout the U.S.