Lake Charles-based Waitr looks to improve customer service under new ownership
Posted on 5/18/2018 11:57:00 AM.

The on-line restaurant delivery service Waitr based in Lake Charles, has been sold to a Texas Billionaire, Tilman Fertitta, for 308 million dollars. Waitr was founded in 2015 and has grown to over 30 metro areas from Texas to South Carolina.

Chris Meaux is the company’s founder and will continue as chairman of the board of directors.
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Waitr to deliver free Thanksgiving meals to those less fortunate
Posted on 11/23/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The food delivery app Waitr will deliver over two-thousand hot Thanksgiving meals across Louisiana and five other states this week. Waitr’s Director of New Market Growth Whitney Savoie says customers donated money through their app to help needy families who couldn't afford a Thanksgiving dinner. Waitr also asked their restaurants to get involved.
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Waitr launches in Monroe
Posted on 7/13/2017 5:13:00 AM.

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.

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Waitr moves into new Lafayette facility
Posted on 5/12/2017 11:06:00 AM.

Waitr is growing its presence in Lafayette, as the fast growing food delivery app is opening its own permanent facility. Waitr CEO Chris Meaux says moving into their own facility will create new jobs in the Lafayette area.

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The Waitr app expands services to web ordering
Posted on 4/13/2017 4:56:00 AM.
The on-demand food delivery app, Waitr, recently added a web ordering option and restaurants are already benefiting. Chief Marketing Officer for Waitr, Sonny Mayugba, says they received feedback from consumers and restaurants urging the company to develop  He expects more restaurants will bring their businesses to the company.
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Drew Brees leads $10M investment to expand Lake Charles founded Waitr app
Posted on 3/13/2017 5:17:00 AM.

The Lake Charles founded food delivery platform Waitr is expanding thanks to a $10 million investment from an investor group led by Saints Quarterback Drew Brees. President and CEO Chris Meaux says Waitr is currently in 18 cities in four states, and this new funding will allow them to open 24 new markets this year.

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Restaurant delivery app developed in Lake Charles making its way through Louisiana
Posted on 1/21/2016 4:45:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
An app developed in Lake Charles that provides delivery from local restaurants to customers is starting to launch in new areas throughout the state.  It’s called, “Waitr” (with no E), and for a $5 delivery fee, you can order what you want from participating restaurants who normally don’t bring food to your door. 
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