Waffle House competes with FedEx and UPS

Waffle House competes with FedEx and UPS

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Waffle House says it's moving beyond bacon and eggs.

The U.S. diner chain is now teaming up with a delivery app, saying it wants in on the sharing economy.

Waffle House today announced a partnership with Roadie, a startup that hopes to become the "Uber of package delivery."

The app lets travelers earn money by delivering packages to locations along their routes.

Right now, users can send packages anywhere in the country from 10 states including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Most packages are delivered door to door, but Roadie wants to create a network of meeting places for users to hand off their packages.

"It made perfect sense to partner with Roadie because we have the locations and we're in 25 states and we're a gathering place already," says Pat Warner, Waffle House Vice President. "People are coming to our restaurants so why not make it a place where people come together that are maybe shipping or receiving something."

Drivers keep 80 percent of the delivery fee.

They also get a free waffle and drink from Waffle House.

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