Chris Meaux speaks much more confidently about his techie restaurant delivery company these days than he did four years ago when announcing Waitr’s launch in Acadiana.
There’s a good reason for that. Meaux only had success in a single market, Lake Charles, before launching Waitr in Lafayette. He had no way of knowing that hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment early on would one day be worth billions when the company went public on Nov. 16, 2018.
“That was the day I could stand in front of a group and say, ‘OK, I’m no longer a failed entrepreneur,'” Meaux told a crowd Thursday morning during the Broussard Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast. “Investors who invested in Waitr have made money.”
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