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See which restaurants are already in on Waitr home delivery to LaPlace and Reserve & who’s coming soon

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated from its original publishing to include additional information supplied by Waitr concerning delivery options.)

LAPLACE — When ZoraChristina Catering & Café owner Monique McGee found out Waitr was coming to LaPlace, she saw an opportunity to provide delivery services to her busy customer base.

ZoraChristina lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and McGee said customers have limited time to enjoy lunch salads, wraps and seafood platters before rushing back to work.

“Most people who have a 30-minute lunch time aren’t able to come out, sit and enjoy the meal inside the restaurant,” McGee said. “I figured it would be easy for customers to use Waitr to order their food so they don’t have to leave work and cut into their lunch break. It’s all for the convenience of the customer.”

Waitr delivery services launched this week in LaPlace and Reserve as a response to overwhelming success in New Orleans, Hammond and other local markets, according to public relations manager Dean Turcol.

Using the Waitr app or website — waitrapp.com — LaPlace and Reserve residents can order meals from favorite local restaurants and have it delivered home or to the office for a $5 flat delivery fee.

ZoraChristina, El Paso, The Jambalaya Shoppe, Bailey’s Andouille, Louisiana Roadhouse Steak, Zaman Mediterranean Café, Clay’s Café, Akari Hibachi & Sushi, Jacob’s World Famous Andouille and The New Molcajetes started delivering with Waitr this week.

According to Turcol, Petra Restaurant & Lounge, La Carreta, Dunkin’ Donuts, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, IHOP, Frenier Landing & Oyster Bar have signed up for Waitr and should be live within the next few weeks.

In addition to delivery services, Waitr’s debut in LaPlace and Reserve also brings employment opportunities for up to 100 drivers.

Drivers must be at least 18 years old, with a valid driver’s license, automotive insurance, a smartphone and a reliable vehicle.

It’s not uncommon for drivers to earn $15 an hour, according to Turcol.

“It could be part-time or full-time work,” Turcol said.

“We want to make it flexible to the driver’s schedule. The good thing about Waitr that separates us from the competition is that we actually hire our drivers, as opposed to having them on contract. They’re part of the team because drivers are the ones seeing our restaurant partners and customers on a daily basis.”

Applicants must submit to a background test. Applications can be submitted online at waitrapp.com/become-a-driver.

To ensure food is fresh upon delivery, Turcol said deliveries are not being routed to Garyville or other neighboring towns at this time. However, he said there is potential for services to expand to those areas.

Other features unique to Waitr delivery include live video monitoring and full-color photography of every menu item. According to Turcol, all menu prices are consistent between the app and the restaurant.