Food delivery app brings 200 new jobs to Columbus

Food delivery app brings 200 new jobs to Columbus
(Source: WTVM)
(Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A new way to have your food delivered is coming to Columbus this week.

Waitr is a restaurant on-demand platform that has seen success in many states and is now making its way to Georgia with Columbus as its first stop.

The app lets you order from a number of Columbus restaurants and then sends a Waitr driver to deliver your food to you for a flat fee of five dollars.

Waitr expects to grow quickly and to keep up with the demand, they are expecting to hire 200 people in the area.

Dozens of Columbus restaurants including Wicked Hen, Sapo's Mexican Cocina & Bar, Lemongrass Thai & Sushi, Smokey Pig Barbecue and Wild Wing Café have already signed on with Waitr. Many more are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

"From live monitoring of deliveries yielding faster door-to-door service, to the unique ability to provide full-color photography of every menu item from all participating restaurants, there are a number of things that make Waitr stand out among its competitors," said Whitney Savoie, Market Development Director for Waitr.

Menu prices on Waitr are the same as they are in the restaurant and there is no charge for placing the order within the app.

The flat fee is also the same despite the distance traveled or the number of meals ordered.

The app will make its Columbus debut Thursday, Feb. 15.

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