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Success In Columbia Prompts Bite Squad Expansion Into Sumter

Jun 19, 2019 09:17AM

Due to its success in Columbia, a local food delivery app has expanded its service to Sumter. Bite Squad, the on-demand restaurant delivery service, debuts this week in the city with a grand opening set for Friday, June 21.

The expansion comes on the heels of Bite Squad’s announcement that it has now combined local food delivery offerings with former competitor Waitr. This has enabled Bite Squad to significantly grow its delivery selection in the Columbia area, as it now has more than 135 restaurant partners from which to choose.

Bite Squad will kick off its debut in the Sumter area with a special “Free Delivery for a Year” promotion – anyone who orders during its Grand Opening Week (June 21-July 3) will receive a one-year complimentary subscription to Bite Squad Unlimited, a delivery membership that waives the delivery fee no matter how many times you order. Regular delivery fees start at $2.99.

Bite Squad expects to grow quickly in Sumter, matching the response from areas recently introduced to the app. To meet anticipated demand, the company plans to hire 100 people in the area.

Numerous Sumter-area restaurants have already signed with Bite Squad, including, Sidewalk Café, Brewers Bar & Grill, China Buffet, Baker’s Sweets Bistro & Bakery, China Wing, Chinese Cuisine & Thai Food, Genuine Flava, Georgio’s II Famous Pizza, Ginza Japanese Grill, Good Vibes Authentic Jamaican Food, Pizza Lane, Silvia Jo’s Family Restaurant, Thai Chili, Tropica Sno SC, China Palace, Sweet Frog, Samurai Hibachi & Grill, Pacific Sun Shave Ice, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Firehouse Subs, and Captain D’s.

“The Sumter communities and restaurant owners heard about the excitement and success of our food delivery in the state and wanted to be part of it,” said Craig Key, chief marketing officer for Bite Squad. “And we’re really excited for locals to try us out during grand opening. In return, they’ll get as many orders as they’d like with no delivery fees for a whole year!”

To celebrate its Sumter-area debut, Bite Squad will host a launch party at Moe’s Southwest Grill (1101 Broad Street) in Sumter on Thursday, June 20, at 5 p.m. Attendees at the free party can expect tasty food, cold drinks, and complimentary items to take home.

Bite Squad is currently hiring in the Sumter area. Drivers can apply at https://www.bitesquad.com/apply. And any local restaurant looking to become a partner with Bite Squad can go to https://go.bitesquad.com/sales.

Bite Squad, a subsidiary of Waitr Holdings Inc., is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Founded in 2012, in Minneapolis, Minn., Bite Squad partners with more than 11,000 restaurants across more than 375 cities to deliver fresh food straight to the customer’s door, quickly and hassle-free. To learn more about Bite Squad or to download the top-rated Bite Squad mobile apps, visit bitesquad.com.