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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 25, 2021



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Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

On August 25, 2021, Waitr Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) issued 2,564,103 shares of Company common stock in connection with the closing of three acquisitions, as further described in Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The disclosure set forth in Item 8.01 with respect to the issuance of the 2,564,103 shares of Company common stock is incorporated herein by reference. The shares of common stock will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in reliance on an exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On August 25, 2021, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cape Payments, LLC, closed on the previously announced asset acquisitions of ProMerchant LLC, Cape Cod Merchant Services LLC and Flow Payments LLC (collectively referred to herein as the “Cape Payment Companies”), pursuant to three substantially identical asset purchase agreements (collectively referred to herein as the “Cape Payment Agreements”). The purchase price for the Cape Payment Companies consisted of $12 million in cash, subject to certain purchase price adjustments, and an aggregate of 2,564,103 shares of the Company’s common stock. Additionally, the Cape Payment Agreements include an earn-out provision which provides for a one-time payment to the sellers if the Cape Payment Companies exceed certain future revenue targets. The foregoing description of the Cape Payment Agreements and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Cape Payment Agreements, which will be filed as exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2021.

On August 26, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the acquisition of the Cape Payment Companies, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.









Date:  August 26, 2021



/s/ Thomas C. Pritchard




Name: Thomas C. Pritchard




Title: General Counsel





Exhibit 99.1


Waitr Closes ProMerchant, Flow Payments and Cape Cod Merchant Services Acquisitions


LAFAYETTE, La – August 26, 2021 – Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced the Company has completed the asset acquisitions of payment processing companies ProMerchant, Flow Payments and Cape Cod Merchant Services, three players in the merchant processing solutions space.


“These acquisitions of these innovative payment companies are part of our growth strategy to offer a full suite of payment processing services to our current base of restaurants and any restaurant in the future,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Waitr. “Our goal is to be able to offer a suite of payment services to our ecosystem partners, including loyalty programs, gift cards, payment processing, and merchant lending. We view these acquisitions as an important step in pursuing this strategy and we believe this could lead to significant growth for Waitr in the future,” concluded Mr. Grimstad.



About Waitr Holdings Inc.

Founded in 2013 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Waitr operates an online ordering technology platform, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options. Waitr, along with Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes, connect local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together, they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food and other products from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of June 30, 2021, Waitr, Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes operate in small and medium sized markets in the United States in over 900 cities.



About ProMerchant, Flow Payments and Cape Cod Merchant Services

ProMerchant, Flow Payments and Cape Cod Merchant Services guides small to mid-sized merchants in both retail and ecommerce industries in facilitating the entry into payment processing solutions focusing on small to mid-sized merchants. Some of the services offered are payment processing, gift card, loyalty programs and more.



Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as defined by the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the future growth, strategy and performance of the Company. Forward-looking statements reflect Waitr’s current expectations and projections about future events, and thus involve uncertainty and risk. The words “believe,” “strategy,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” and the negatives of these words and other similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on

the Company’s business and operations, and those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Waitr’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Waitr’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in Waitr’s filings with the SEC. While forward-looking statements reflect Waitr’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. Waitr disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Waitr.