Waitr will rebrand to ASAP, cannabis will be a key focus

Waitr will rebrand to ASAP later this year to emphasize the company’s involvement in delivery verticals outside of restaurants, Waitr CEO Carl Grimstad said during a presentation at the ICR 2022 Conference on Tuesday.  Cannabis will be a key element of the company’s differentiation from delivery rivals. The aggregator is poised to succeed in the …

Why Waitr’s CEO stopped chasing DoorDash and Uber Eats and went into the ‘messier’ business of cannabis delivery

Waitr is the fourth-largest delivery operator in the US, according to Bloomberg Second Measure. To differentiate itself from DoorDash, Waitr is leaning into the $38 billion cannabis industry. Waitr is buying cannabis-focused software firms that work with hundreds of dispensaries. When Carl Grimstad took over as CEO of the struggling food-delivery company Waitr in early 2020, he …

Waitr plans to acquire a cannabis dispensary POS company for $90M

Dive Brief: Waitr has announced its intention to acquire Cova, a cannabis dispensary point-of-sale company, for $90 million. In a statement, Waitr CEO Carl Grimstad said transactions on the Cova platform could reach approximately $2.3 billion. This isn’t Waitr’s first play in the cannabis space. In March, the company announced a partnership with Flow Payments to create a compliant …

Waitr Rebranding as ASAP, Acquires Another Cannabis Company

Waitr is set to acquire a cannabis dispensary compliance and point of sale company, adding to a growing pot-payments empire for the company. The Louisiana-based food and grocery delivery company is also changing its name as part of a $4.7 million legal settlement with California-based Waiter.com. Waitr signed a letter of intent to acquire Retail …

Uber Eats will let you order weed in Ontario but won’t deliver

Uber is partnering with a cannabis retailer in Canada to allow cannabis purchases via its Uber Eats food delivery platform. The arrangement does not include delivery of weed orders, however, but makes it possible for users in Ontario to order products from Tokyo Smoke in a dedicated section on the Uber Eats app. For customers in Ontario, …

Uber Eats allowing marijuana orders in Canada

Uber Eats is now allowing people in Ontario, Canada to order marijuana. However, the company won’t deliver the product, according to CNN. Instead, users will have to pick up their order from a Tokyo Smoke store. Canada legalized recreations marijuana in 2018. While the marijuana order option is only available in Canada right now, Uber’s CEO …