Skip to main content

Bite Squad aims to hire 200 drivers in Minneapolis

The food delivery app touts its flexible schedule.
bite squad

Bite Squad, which was founded in Minneapolis, is seeking to hire 200 new drivers to deliver food to people in the area. 

Drivers pick up food from local restaurants and deliver it to customers who've ordered through the app, and Bite Squad says once drivers are activated as independent contractors, they'll be able to start immediately. 

“We have a dedicated, hard-working group of team members, a diversified selection of restaurant partners and an independent contractor driver base, all working together to provide our diners with quality service,” Carl Grimstad, chairman and CEO, said in a news release. “These positions will help satisfy the continued demand for delivery from restaurant partners.”

Bite Squad touts the flexible schedules for drivers and the ability to make as much as $22 an hour, with wages determined by the number of orders a driver takes. (They can accept or reject any order that's recommended to them.) 

However, as independent contractors, drivers aren't eligible for typical benefits — Bite Squad does say drivers are enrolled in occupational accident insurance and they'll help them navigate getting health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

You can apply online here. You have to be 18 with a valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance and a smart phone. 

Bite Squad was recently acquired by Louisiana-based Waitr, which also owns Delivery Dudes. In the first quarter of 2021, the company had roughly 2 million "active diners" and more than 37,000 daily orders in the more than 800 cities it serves, according to Waitr

Next Up

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 3.14.27 PM

Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 2.49.44 PM

Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.

DSC_8611

Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

zipper merge, construction

6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 11.27.17 AM

Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report

The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.

Related

ups shipping

UPS to hire more than 1,800 workers in the Twin Cities this holiday season

The shipping company expects a record number of packages this season.

Associate wearing PPE 2

Amazon will give $100 to new hires who are fully vaccinated against COVID

The company is hoping to hire 1,300 people in Minnesota.

Delta

Delta Air Lines launches massive hiring boom amid travel increase

The number of flights in June reached 83% of pre-pandemic levels and was more than double the number of flights in June 2020.

Minneapolis-based Bite Squad sold in $321 million deal

Bite Squad was founded in Minneapolis in 2012.

target store

Target will give store workers another $200 bonus

The company has invested about $1 billion in its employees since the pandemic began.

blue-and-white-sorry-we-re-closed-wooden-signage-1171386

Popular Minneapolis tattoo shop closing 'until further notice'

The tattoo and piercing shop has been in business for 28 years.