Thursday, January 3, 2019

What is Popular on Waitr in Jackson?

The Waitr app has taken the Jackson restaurant scene by storm.  The restaurant delivery app is popular in the Jackson area.  What do Jacksonians love to order?

Chicken.  The top Waitr order in Jackson is the Bone-in Chicken Wings from Boston Fish Supreme.  Chicken dishes made up four of the top ten orders.  The rest of the orders are posted below in no particular order.  Waitr provided the information to JJ.  

Boston Fish Supreme: Bone-in Chicken Wings
Gloria's Kitchen: Baked Chicken
Chick-fil-A: Classic Nuggets
Krystal: Krystal Burgers
Gloria's Kitchen: Peach Cobbler
Mr. Chen's: Crab Rangoon
Chick-fil-A: Sandwich
Picante's Grill: Cheese Dip
E&L Barbecue: Rib Tips
Mr. Chen's: Dumplings


Anonymous said...


Use the app a good bit and never ordered any of this.

Anonymous said...

I ordered Waitr all the time when we first got it, but my orders started arriving later and later, with my last three arriving after an hour and a half. I finally deleted the app. Restaurants told me the drivers were letting the orders sit there forever.

Anonymous said...

Looks like people are using Waitr mainly to order from places they don’t want to risk visiting in person.

Anonymous said...

Folks actually get that service to work? I've attempted to use it three or four times- always on a lazy Sunday evening- and I'm told the service is no longer accepting orders. No thanks!

Anonymous said...

What is Boston Fish Supreme?

Anonymous said...

The trend in this app is glaring: all cheap eats and none of the local heavy hitters appear on this list. The District is in trouble.

Anonymous said...

A place that requires bars on the windows and bullet proof glass along with a secure delivery window.

Anonymous said...

Appears outside of Chick fil A (unless it is the Clinton location), these top establishments are in areas where poverty is the highest. Paying a premium for food you can go pick up seems like a waste of money - especially if you need it for a living. Not seeing anything healthy either on this list.

Anonymous said...

I guess I gotta try this Boston Fish Supreme place

Anonymous said...

11:01 AM, I agree, I've noticed less people at the District over the last few months. The worst service at the Fine and Dandy. I prefer Chick or the Renaissance any day!

Anonymous said...

This must be strictly from orders originating within city limits. These places also wreak of the 18-25 crowd, probably with a heavy JSU influence.

Anonymous said...

The smart restaurants won't use this delivery service because they know eventually one of the "customers" will be an armed robber, which sets them up for civil liability.

Besides, who wants an unknown, unvetted, stranger handling their food? Like with Uber, their drivers are independent sub-contractors, so there is little if any oversight.

They can be spitting in your food as far as you know.

Anonymous said...

Its just a matter of time until it sucks. There are only so many dependable people available in the service industry. The same people giving you bad service in brick and mortar retail and restaurants will be the ones signing up for gigs like Waitr and Uber.

Too busy looking at their phone to pick up your food on a timely basis.

Anonymous said...

GD, i never expected these places to be at the top of the list! Boston Fish Supreme!? Like someone said, it appears to be used to order from places in Da Hood that are risky or a hassle to visit in person.

Anonymous said...

12:20 PM, restaurants are not against making money at all. They are always trying to survive, which is why the Fine and Dandy and Laredo will not be here in five years. We will have a new Whataburger in there before long.

Anonymous said...

Well..ya'll better believe it's happening with this recent news that someone on Wall Street the tune of $350,000,000 buyout of their main

11,000 restaurants, 6200 drivers....1 Million Diners Nationwide...
when the deal is completed at the end of the month.

Just saying.....

Anonymous said...

I just traveled from Jackson to Austin and Dallas the past 10 days...
and saw over 20 Drivers pick up food from great restaurants we visited.

Anonymous said...

I mean who doesn't want to go out to eat with a family of 4 of spend $100 on hamburgers and french fries? Hard to believe the hype won't last.

Anonymous said...

I talked to an owner of a local restaurant who said the app was killing his restaurant because of fewer patrons dining in. He accepted the app, but then the customers were complaining about cold food, which was not his fault.

While folks don't like to get out for lunch, this may not be the answer unless orders can be delivered timely.

Anonymous said...

I am a former restaurant owner and will tell you that I would not turn over my food to a delivery guy that I could not control. And an in-house deliery is impossible. The insurance rates are sky high. The packaging and food temps are iffy. It's just another layer of problems. Not worth it.

Anonymous said...

I own 5 restaurants and I added this app. It has increased sales by 27%. Yes there are problems at times but most customers (ones you want) realize that the food delivery is separate from the restaurants and they accept what they get...grudgingly sometimes...but it does not ruin my businesses.

Anonymous said...

The flat fee of $5
Don't have too damage their cars on Jxn streets
If you have the right employee at any restaurant you could possibly get spit in your food while you are sitting drinking and laughing.
Wait, y'all don't order pizza hut or dominio's delivery?

Anonymous said...

"Alcohol" is where most restaurants (other than fast-food) make their profits, but the Waitr delivery people can't legally delivery alcohol in Mississippi. Customers have their food delivered by Waitr, and then uncork a bottle of wine at home that would cost 3+ times as much at the restaurant. The owner/manager of an upscale foodie restaurant would not want its customers simply ordering food for delivery because that robs the restaurant of its biggest profit maker -- alcohol sales. I predict that Waitr won't boom much more in MS because of the alcohol sales/delivery restraint.

Anonymous said...

Restaurants profit because of booze sales. With takeout...not so much.

Anonymous said...

@12:14 Imagine that- another Jesse Houston run restaurant starting out with a bang then fizzling out in another direction. Maybe, if he would stop posting snide, political comments on Instagram and focus on his food and restaurant, that wouldn't happen.

Anonymous said...

The District is a great place for restaurants. If they had only thought about people wanting to drive their cars and park near the restaurants? What a shame. I don't go near it even though the food and structures are really well done. I must admit Laredo has gone way down hill since it opened.

Anonymous said...

Mr Chen and E&L easily the best of that bunch

Anonymous said...

Krystal = Gut grenade

Anonymous said...

Chicken bits and bites, krystals, Chinese, There is a lot more dope smoking going on in J-town than even I imaginned

Anonymous said...

11:01am I have ordered from Babalu's and Saltines' and Drago's and Laredo's in The District . FYI, Table 100 is on the app one delivery areas.

The app is based on restaurants near you where food can be delivered in a timely way.

If it's not hot enough upon arrival ( which happened once), I have a microwave.

It probably helps to know something about cooking as there are some recipes that don't hold and reheat and well as others.

I think some of those who comment criticize anything and everything simply because you are so, so miserable in your own lives. Or maybe you expect perfection without realizing you aren't!

Anonymous said...

District, Fondren, Highland Village, Township, Renaissance...they are all too crowded and I cannot pull up the front door! Amazing though that is where all the best restaurants are, I don't get it? If I wss going to open a restaurant I'd go straight to Westland Plaza, lots of front door parking available there.

Anonymous said...

I've also ordered Babalu via Waitr and been completely satisfied

Chicken Little said...

What the hell is this sissy-shit? Never heard of it. If you're hungry, get off your lazy ass, get in the truck and go get something to eat. How complicated is that?

Same people probably call the pharmacy to order a delivery of vaginal foam when they think they'll get lucky later on in the evening.

Gaaah. Please, Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Fake Jewish Deli opens in District. I miss Olde Tyme and old times before a Waitr.

Anonymous said...

4:19 pm

Apparently, it has never occurred to you that widows and widowers exist. Some even have recent losses and aren't ready to socialize. Some, perhaps, don't want to eat alone in a restaurant.

There are single females who don't also don't feel comfortable eating alone or venturing out at night.

There are people who have health problems and don't feel up to going out or to preparing a meal.

Some of us are who order are just too old to get out much .

But, thank you for reminding me how fortunate I am to have gone through life without carrying around such anger and hatred.

And, thanks also to 12:20 who assumes the worst of everyone and that disaster lurks in every corner. What an awful way to live!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing fake about the deli opening in the District. I have sampled some items. Excellent. By the way @9:37, are you Jewish?

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Anonymous said...

Is "Chef" a reputation you earn or something you call yourself if you work at a restaurant?

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