Waitr Founder Chris Meaux Named Entrepreneur of the Year in Gulf Coast Region

London-based professional services firm Ernst & Young has revealed this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Gulf Coast region. Chris Meaux, founder and CEO of food delivery app Waitr, has won the 2019 award.

Entrepreneur of the Year, now in its 33rd year, includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The program recognizes innovators and entrepreneurs who redefine the way people live, work, and play.  

Meaux founded Waitr in 2013 and maintains its headquarters in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In 2018, the company announced plans to acquire BiteSquad to bring up the total combined partnerships to  24,000 restaurants in 700 cities throughout the U.S. 

“It’s truly an honor to be chosen for this prominent award among all of the successful entrepreneurs, said Meaux. “It affirms what I’ve always believed, we are building something truly remarkable here. I share this award with our many talented team members all over the country that I am fortunate to work with. This wouldn’t have been possible without their efforts.”

Meaux is now eligible to compete for Entrepreneur of the Year at a national level. To learn more about the awards, visit ey.com/en_us/entrepreneur-of-the-year