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Waitr Tops 80 Restaurant Partners In Columbia

Dec 04, 2018 10:31AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Waitr, a popular on-demand restaurant platform, is flourishing in the city of Columbia and surrounding areas. The company announced it now has more than 80 restaurant partners – which doubles the total it had at the time of its initial launch in August. Waitr also announced additional workers are being hired, bringing even more new jobs to the area than originally anticipated.

Waitr will be celebrating its success in the area with a special free delivery promotion and a party. Anytime you use the app through December 16, you can get your food delivered free by using the promo code “COLUMBIASC” at checkout. It will also be hosting a “Waitr Night” party at Alodia’s Cucina Italiana this Thursday, December 6, at 5:00 p.m. Attendees at the free party can expect tasty appetizers, cold drinks, and cool “swag” items to take home with them. Alodia’s Cucina Italiana is located at 101 West Main Street in Lexington.

Fans of Waitr say the flat fee on all orders with no minimum and full-color photos of all menu items makes it stand out among its area competitors. The Waitr app lets you order from your favorite Columbia restaurant, then sends a Waitr driver to deliver it to your door for a flat fee of $5.

Waitr now has more than 80 Columbia area restaurant partners, with newer signers including Big Bull’s Bang'n BBQ, Capital City Kitchen & Grill, Bellis House of Pizza Greek & Italian Restaurant, Bourbon, Blythewood Seafood Emporium & BBQ Haven, Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, Which Wich, and Cafe Strudel.

“We are exceptionally happy with the success we are having in Columbia,” said Whitney Savoie, market development director for Waitr. “Restaurant partners says they’ve seen an increase in sales because the app is bringing new customers they would not have otherwise been able to serve.”

Savoie adds Waitr’s distinct technology with live monitoring of deliveries and full-color photography of menu items also separates it from its competitors.

Waitr’s appeal goes directly to those who don’t want to – or cannot – leave their home or office for their favorite restaurant meal. Waitr has quickly grown to serve more than 235 cities and has more than 7,700 restaurant partners.

Launched in 2015, Waitr is an on-demand restaurant platform designed to connect local restaurants to hungry consumers. Founded in Lake Charles, La., Waitr’s mission is to develop the local food culture for communities across the United States by expanding the reach of local restaurant menus. Available on the web and on iPhone and Android devices, Waitr is the most convenient way to discover, order, and eat great food from the best local restaurants.