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Waitr founder out as CEO

Chris Meaux to Remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors
Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 16:30:28-04

Waitr announced on Thursday that Adam Price, Chief Operations Officer, has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Chris Meaux, the company’s founder and CEO, will remain as the company’s Chairman of the Board.

“It’s been a privilege and honor to lead this business since its founding over five years ago and I am very proud of the incredible growth we have achieved over that time,” said Chris Meaux. “Over the past few months Adam has demonstrated that he has the experience, vision and leadership skills to successfully lead Waitr into its next phase of growth. I look forward to being involved as Chairman, focusing on the long-term strategy of the business.”

Price added: “I am very appreciative of the support that Chris and the Board of Directors have provided to me and excited to lead this exceptional business. I look forward to working closely with the entire team and executing on our vision to be the most convenient way to discover, order and serve great food in local communities. Food delivery is in its infancy and having clear market leadership in most of our markets in addition to a well-regarded brand with restaurants, consumers and drivers sets us up well for future growth.”

Price joined Waitr in February of 2019 as Chief Logistics Officer prior to being named the Company’s Chief Operations Officer.