Waitr lays off over 20 employees at headquarters

  • Waitr has laid off about two dozen people in its Lafayette, Louisiana, office, according to KATC.
  • The layoffs, which affected office employees and not drivers, were due to overlaps following its acquisition of Bite Squad, the company told KATC.
  • “We have made the difficult decision to streamline select parts of the organization through a synergistic reduction; no jobs are being outsourced. We believe this will help maximize efficiencies and is necessary to best position our organization for continued growth and future success,” Waitr CEO Chris Meaux said in a statement. 

Postmates isn’t the only delivery platform that’s recently cut back staff in the interest of cost savings. Just Eat, which has been under pressure by investors to grow more quickly, laid off 26 employees in Dublin, moving customer care and restaurant support roles to the U.K. as a way to increase efficiencies, according to the Irish Times. Layoffs are common after an acquisition when companies need to remove duplicate positions, so it’s unlikely that Waitr’s layoffs have too much to do with the overall state of the company.

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