Showing no slowdown from 2017 when it acquired 17 local restaurant delivery companies, Bite Squad added service to 100 U.S. cities with another 100 planned for the rest of the year.
By the end of the year, the company expects to be in 400 cities across 22 states. Founder and CEO Kian Salehi said the company is targeting underserved areas
Unlike other gig-economy deliver companies, Bite Squad drivers are internal, W-2 drivers (compared with 1099 gig economy drivers). The Minneapolis-based company says employing its 5,000 drivers allows for benefits like driver retention, quality control and customer satisfaction.