Delivery companies that deliver food from restaurants to peoples homes could see a big surge in business. It’s too early to tell if this trend will develop but it’s something we want to keep our eyes on.
Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced several initiatives to help protect and support its restaurant partners, diners, drivers and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- Waitr is working with restaurant partners to offer free delivery and marketing programs.
- Waitr is now offering “No-Contact” delivery, which allows for distancing between customers and delivery drivers. In addition, the Company is supplying all drivers with gloves.
- Waitr will continue to pay any hourly employee that contracts the virus and/or is in quarantine.
“Right now, communities and small businesses around the nation are facing unprecedented and uncertain times,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. “We want to be a valuable resource and partner to help our local communities find creative solutions to support restaurants and consumers in this time of need. Under this current climate, we have heightened all of our precautionary standards and procedures to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our restaurant partners, diners and staff as we all navigate through this pandemic.”