Food delivery app Waitr set to launch in Augusta - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Food delivery app Waitr set to launch in Augusta

Waitr app (source: Waitr) Waitr app (source: Waitr)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

A new food delivery service is coming to Augusta.

Waitr, an app that allows customers to order delivery from local restaurants, launches Mar. 15. The app allows you to order many restaurants and a Waitr driver will deliver the food to wherever you are for a $5 fee, essentially functioning like Uber but for tasty food.

Dozens of local restaurants have already signed with Waitr, including Cheeseburger Bobby’s, Mellow Mushroom, Mot's Pit Cooked Barbeque, Salsa’s Bar & Grill, and Bodega Ultima. More restaurants are expected to sign.

To celebrate its Augusta launch, Waitr will be hosting a launch party at Mellow Mushroom in Evans on Thursday, Mar. 15 at 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to meet the local Waitr team, enjoy free appetizers, drinks, and swag.

In order to meet demand, Waitr is expected to hire 200 drivers in the area. Anyone who wants to sign up and become a driver should visit their website.

Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Candlelight Vigil tomorrow for Naomi Kempter

    Candlelight Vigil tomorrow for Naomi Kempter

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:35:59 GMT
    Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)
    Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)

    The local Bikers Against Bullies organization is hosting a candlelight vigil Saturday, June 23rd to honor a 14-year-old who took her own life a little over a month ago. 

    More >>

    The local Bikers Against Bullies organization is hosting a candlelight vigil Saturday, June 23rd to honor a 14-year-old who took her own life a little over a month ago. 

    More >>
  • Richmond Co. City Leaders & Departments brainstorm ways to address property issues

    Richmond Co. City Leaders & Departments brainstorm ways to address property issues

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:23:11 GMT
    Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)
    Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)

    Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners are looking for ways to hold landlords who don't keep their properties up to code or owners of lots who don't maintain it accountable.  In Richmond County, there's more than 230 properties waiting to be demolished which the city pays to do at a price tag of $7,500 each, plus there's more than 1500 vacant lots that cost around $80 to mow. And now City Leaders are looking for ways to cut some costs.   "One thi...

    More >>

    Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners are looking for ways to hold landlords who don't keep their properties up to code or owners of lots who don't maintain it accountable.  In Richmond County, there's more than 230 properties waiting to be demolished which the city pays to do at a price tag of $7,500 each, plus there's more than 1500 vacant lots that cost around $80 to mow. And now City Leaders are looking for ways to cut some costs.   "One thi...

    More >>
  • CNN analyst gives local kids hope at Jo-Nathan Foundation camp

    CNN analyst gives local kids hope at Jo-Nathan Foundation camp

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:17:40 GMT
    Bakari Sellers speaks to youth (Source: WFXG)Bakari Sellers speaks to youth (Source: WFXG)
    Bakari Sellers speaks to youth (Source: WFXG)Bakari Sellers speaks to youth (Source: WFXG)

    Dozen's of kids are learning to stand out in their community, it's all apart of the Jo-Nathan Foundation's Be the Change Leadership Camp this week. Friday, they received a message from a well-known home town leader, CNN's Bakari Sellers. 

    More >>

    Dozen's of kids are learning to stand out in their community, it's all apart of the Jo-Nathan Foundation's Be the Change Leadership Camp this week. Friday, they received a message from a well-known home town leader, CNN's Bakari Sellers. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly