Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced that the Company has expanded its partnership with Landry’s, Inc. to a national partnership to ensure Landry’s amazing food is available to diners in the comfort of their own home. This national partnership includes adding carryout services to all markets in which Landry’s operates along with opening new delivery markets in Texas and Florida, with plans to expand to other states in the near future. This partnership will be serviced under both the Waitr and Bite Squad brand names within markets. In the new Texas markets, the Company will have the ability to deliver alcohol from Landry’s locations. Effective immediately Waitr will be offering jobs to Landry’s employees who are faced with unemployment due to Landry’s restaurant closures as delivery drivers for the Company.
“These are unprecedented and challenging times for the restaurant industry,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. “Landry’s has been a longtime partner of Waitr and we are in a unique position to help their employees and community during this difficult period. Anything we can do to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our partners, employees and community, we will do.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unfortunate new reality to our industry and community that is causing us to face many challenges,” said Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry’s, Inc. “We are extremely appreciative of Waitr for their valued partnership over the years and their kindness today to support our employees during this challenging time.”
About Waitr Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2013 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with recently acquired food delivery company Bite Squad, connects local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants and national chains. As of December 31, 2019, Waitr and Bite Squad operated in small and medium sized markets in the United States in approximately 640 cities.
About Landry’s, Inc.
Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 600 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Mastro’s Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses, Del Frisco’s Grille and Palm, as well as a group of signature high end restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s, Strip House, The Oceanaire, Chart House, Willie G’s McCormick & Schmick’s and Brenner’s Steak House, plus casual dining brands including Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, and Saltgrass Steak House, along with popular New York BR Guest Restaurants such as Dos Caminos and Bill’s Bar & Burger. Landry’s also owns Restaurants Unlimited with fine dining and casual concepts such as Portland City Grill, Henry’s Tavern, Kincaid’s and more. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino brand, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island and The Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas.