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Lafayette-based food delivery company Waitr announced Thursday that it is adding table-side service capabilities to its app, allowing users to see a menu, place an order, pay and tip without contact.
Customers access the dine-in capabilities by scanning a QR code on a smartphone. The phone pulls up the menu and allows the user to place their order.
“Contactless service has become increasingly important amid the pandemic for safety reasons. This new product will serve the need of restaurants that are bolstering their safety protocol, and will help make diners feel safer since the ordering process is contact free,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO and chairman of the board for Waitr. “This product also has the potential to increase the number of times a table can turn over due to the lack of waiting on the diner side.”
In recent months, Waitr also added grocery delivery and began offering no-contact delivery for restaurant deliveries.
Artmosphere up for sale
Artmosphere — the Johnston Street bistro known for its live music — is up for sale, the bistro posted on Facebook Thursday. The post encouraged the bistro’s fans to come and share memories of the venue.
“So Artmosphere ‘family’ come share some memories and make some final ones,” the post said. “The place looks and feels great. If you have played Artmosphere before, we would love to have you do a final show on the deck.”
The post also expressed optimism that a potential buyer would use the building for something special, but said it’s possible it becomes “something like office space or a cleared lot.”
“Hopefully a new owner will do the things you have loved and bring enthusiasm and fresh vision,” the post said. “Your show of love could make a difference in the direction things take.”
LogoJet opens office in Minnesota
LogoJet, the Lafayette-based company specializing in industrial inkjet printers, announced Oct. 6 that it would be opening an new office in Minneapolis to serve as the hub for sales in the Midwest.
“We are growing — the pandemic has changed much about the way we live and do business, but it has not changed the demand for customization and personalization solutions,” said Susan Cox, LogoJET founder and CEO. “Minneapolis is the perfect location for our new office and service center. We’ve got a large concentration of customers throughout that whole corridor — down to Chicago and St. Louis.”
Infinity College gets permit for new building
Infinity College, a college focusing on degree programs in nursing and pharmacy training, received a permit from Lafayette Consolidated Government for a new building valued at more than $1.4 million.
According to documents from the LCG permit office, the new building includes 10 classrooms, eight offices and several lab areas, among others.
The new building will be located at 2600 Louisiana Avenue. The college currently lists its address at 117 West Pinhook Road.
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