Chris Meaux is founder and CEO of Waitr, the popular on-demand food delivery service and online restaurant platform that has received widespread acclaim for its distinct technology. A natural entrepreneur, Meaux sought a way to improve others’ lives, and the concept of Waitr emerged from this mindset. In 2013, he traveled to Florida for a Start Up weekend, an entrepreneur’s idea-sharing event. While there, Meaux met his co-founders and the company’s core concepts crystallized. Since acquiring tech-savvy partners and raising capital from Gulf South-based investors, Waitr has enjoyed rapid success. It currently has 2,000 restaurant partners and hundreds of thousands of users in 20 cities across four states. Meaux lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana.