The Waitr app is making its debut in Monroe today. The food delivery service has become wildly popular in south Louisiana and other states after its 2015 launch in Lake Charles. Co-founder and Launch Director Addison Killebrew says after adding new markets like Baton Rouge, they’re thrilled to put another Waitr location on the map.
“We’re also in Shreveport and Alexandria and New Orleans. So we really needed to complete the chain of Louisiana cities, and Monroe was definitely on our radar,” Killebrew says.
Killebrew says there will be a launch party at SQ’s on the Ouachita tonight at 5 p.m. He says SQ’s is also one of the first restaurants to offer their food for delivery and carryout through the Waitr app. He says other businesses are also expressing interest.
“We have Newks on the system. We have Buffalo Wild Wings. We have Miss Kay’s. Right now we’re at about 20 restaurants,” Killebrew said.
Killebrew says they’re eager to expand their options in Monroe, and they hope to have over 100 restaurants in the system in the near future. He says they’re also creating jobs, as Waitr expects to hire 150 food delivery drivers by the end of the year.
“We’re looking for people who want to work full time who are looking to work on a consistent basis. Our drivers are going to be looking at the $12 to $15 an hour range, and we’re just looking for people who want to join the team and help grow this in Monroe,” Killebrew said.