Waitr Announces New “Ghosts” Restaurants To Platform In New Deal With Nextbite

LAFAYETTE, LA – Lafayette-based Waitr announced it has expanded its partnership with the virtual restaurant company Nextbite. The updated deal adds even more of Nextbite’s delivery-only restaurants to the Waitr platform – significantly increasing customer options.

New virtual restaurants – also known as ghost kitchens – that will soon be available are TZKi, Veg-e-licious, Hatch HouseCrack’t and Lucky Dragon Fried Rice.

“With these new and unique brands and menus on the Waitr platform, there will be more variety than ever for our customers,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO and Chairman of Waitr. “From more robust restaurant selection to the expansion of new delivery verticals, we continue to differentiate ourselves to better serve our customers in all markets.”

“By broadening our partnership with Waitr we have the opportunity to reach new customers and ultimately continue our mission to help brick and mortar restaurants increase revenue,” said Alex Canter, CEO and co-founder of Nextbite. “Waitr is innovative and an important player in this industry and I look forward to our continued success together.”

Also new is a referral agreement, providing Waitr the ability to initiate discussions with restaurants about new delivery-only options by using Nextbite. The partnership promises to create new business for both Waitr and Nextbite, while adding new revenue to Waitr’s existing partner restaurants.

Nextbite, the leader in virtual restaurants and pioneer in online order management, creates delivery-only restaurant concepts with high-quality, chef-inspired menus available through delivery apps. Together, these two companies help restaurants increase efficiency and grow profits, creating successful food service across the country.

Waitr operates an online ordering technology platform, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options. Waitr connects local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. It is a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food and other products from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of September 30, 2021, Waitr and its other delivery services operate in over 1,000 cities in the U.S.


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