Thursday, July 18, 2024

Amid rising gas prices, Waitr launches program to aid delivery drivers

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT — Louisiana-based Waitr has announced new initiatives to support its delivery drivers as gasoline prices continue to surge in the Shreveport area, as well the entire county. 

Waitr has implemented a new GasCard program, giving drivers 5% off on gas from all major gas stations. The GasCard is located within the driver app, allowing them to receive the five-percent discount immediately after purchasing a card.

“Drivers are an important part of our business and the record-high gas prices are directly impacting them,” said Carl Grimstad, Chairman and CEO of Waitr. “We have implemented this GasCard program as a way to help combat this issue.”

In addition to the GasCard, Waitr is adjusting its driver pay as another way to help drivers.

Chris Barnes, director of driver experience, Delivery Logistics, says Waitr customers are also helping out in their own way. “We have heard from some drivers that they’ve seen an uptick in tips. Our loyal customers know fuel costs are affecting their pay, and many are responding. We serve great communities that really appreciate the drivers, and reciprocate appropriately.”

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 December 31, 2021, Waitr and its other delivery services operate in approximately 1,000 cities in the U.S.

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