It's Monday and Monday's stink!
Want a beer or a refreshing glass of wine after work, but the fridge is empty?
In a couple weeks, you'll be in luck. Just call Waitr.
The local on-demand restaurant delivery service announced on Monday that it intends to start delivering alcohol directly to customers' doors in Louisiana after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a house bill into law making alcohol delivery legal in the state.
Waitr CEO Chris Meaux said he thinks the service will be great for the state.
“We are pleased Governor Edwards has signed legislation permitting alcohol delivery to homes. Waitr looks forward to helping our restaurants grow their businesses even further,” said Meaux. “We fought strenuously for this legislation from the very beginning, as our top priority is seeing our restaurant partners flourish and alcohol delivery will help increase sales for our partners.”
Waitr currently partners with more than 3,500 restaurants in Louisiana.
Since launching in 2015, the service has been popular in Louisiana and has quickly expanded.
The alcohol delivery service options will begin in the coming weeks pending final permitting by the state.
“Waitr is in a unique position to serve our customers and restaurants, as this new legislation only allows deliveries from drivers who are employees of companies, as are Waitr drivers, to complete such deliveries,” added Meaux.