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Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)
Registration No.: 333-264257

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

(to Prospectus dated April 13, 2022)

 

LOGO

WAITR HOLDINGS INC.

Up to $50,000,000

Common Stock

We have entered into a fourth amended and restated Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the “Sales Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) relating to shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. In accordance with the terms of the Sales Agreement, we may offer and sell shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000,000 from time to time through Jefferies, acting as our sales agent.

Our common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “WTRH.” On August 16, 2022, the last reported sale price of our common stock on Nasdaq was $0.39 per share.

Sales of our common stock, if any, under this prospectus supplement may be made in sales deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Jefferies is not required to sell any specific amount of our common stock, but will act as our sales agent and use commercially reasonable efforts to sell on our behalf all of the shares of common stock requested to be sold by us, consistent with its normal trading and sales practices, on mutually agreed terms between Jefferies and us. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in any escrow, trust or similar arrangement.

Jefferies is entitled to a commission of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds of any shares of common stock sold through it under the Sales Agreement. In connection with the sale of our common stock on our behalf, Jefferies will be deemed to be an “underwriter” within the meaning of the Securities Act, and the compensation of Jefferies will be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts. We have also agreed to provide indemnification and contribution to Jefferies with respect to certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Please read “Risk Factors” on page S-3 of this prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement before investing in our securities.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

Jefferies

The date of this prospectus supplement is August 17, 2022.


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Prospectus Supplement

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

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PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY

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RISK FACTORS

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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USE OF PROCEEDS

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DILUTION

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

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LEGAL MATTERS

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EXPERTS

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

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Prospectus

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS

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ABOUT WAITR HOLDINGS INC.

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RISK FACTORS

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USE OF PROCEEDS

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

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DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

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DESCRIPTION OF SUBSCRIPTION RIGHTS

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

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EXPERTS

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LEGAL MATTERS

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

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You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and any free writing prospectuses we may provide to you in connection with this offering. We have not, and Jefferies has not, authorized any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We are not, and Jefferies is not, making an offer to sell or seeking an offer to buy our common stock under this prospectus in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the securities and the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States. Furthermore, you should not consider this prospectus to be an offer or solicitation relating to the securities if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so, or if it is unlawful for you to receive such an offer or solicitation. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus or free writing prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front cover of those documents, or that the information contained in any document incorporated by reference is accurate as of any date other than the date of the document incorporated by reference, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or any sale of a security. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

 

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It is important for you to read and consider all information contained in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein, and any free writing prospectus prepared by or on behalf of us that we may authorize for use in connection with this offering, in their entirety, before making an investment decision. You should also read and consider the information in the documents to which we have referred you in the sections entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference” in this prospectus supplement and in the accompanying prospectus.

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relate to the offering of our common stock. Before buying any of the common stock that we are offering, we urge you to carefully read this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, together with the information incorporated by reference as described under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference” in this prospectus supplement. These documents contain important information that you should consider when making your investment decision.

This document is in two parts. The first part is this prospectus supplement, which describes the specific terms of this offering and also adds to and updates information contained in the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein. The second part, the accompanying prospectus, provides more general information. Generally, when we refer to this prospectus, we are referring to both parts of this document combined. To the extent there is a conflict between the information contained in this prospectus supplement, on the one hand, and the information contained in any document incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), before the date of this prospectus supplement, on the other hand, you should rely on the information in this prospectus supplement. If any statement in one of these documents is inconsistent with a statement in another document having a later date—for example, a document incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement—the statement in the document having the later date modifies or supersedes the earlier statement.

We further note that the representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to any document that is incorporated by reference herein or in the accompanying prospectus were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreement, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.

In this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, unless the context otherwise requires, references to “we,” “us,” “our” or similar terms, as well as references to “Waitr” or the “Company,” refer to Waitr Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY

This summary highlights certain information about this offering and selected information contained elsewhere in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. This summary is not complete and does not contain all of the information that you should consider before deciding whether to invest in our shares of common stock. You should carefully read this entire prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, including the information incorporated herein and therein, including the “Risk Factors” section contained in this prospectus supplement and the other documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement. References to “we,” “our,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Waitr Holdings Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context otherwise indicates.

Overview

Waitr operates an online ordering technology platform using the deliver anything model including food, alcohol, convenience, grocery, flowers, auto parts and more. Its proprietary in-stadium delivery system now provides an enhanced fan experience at sports and entertainment venues. The online ordering technology platform includes the Waitr, Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes mobile applications, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options, connecting restaurants, drivers and diners in cities across the United States. Our strategy is to bring in the logistics infrastructure to underserved populations of restaurants, grocery stores and other merchants and establish strong market presence or leadership positions in the markets in which we operate.

Additionally, Waitr facilitates merchant access to third-party payment processing solution providers, pursuant to the acquisition of the Cape Payment Companies in August 2021. Revenue from such services primarily consists of residual payments received from third-party payment processing solution providers, based on the volume of transactions a payment processing solution provider performs for the merchant.

During the first half of 2022, we completed various integrations with third party aggregators, point of sale systems and individual restaurants. Our addition of 7-Eleven to our platform in June 2022 and our proprietary in-stadium ordering technology are examples of our commitment to expand into new delivery verticals. We continue to build on our ancillary revenue streams and diversify the Company beyond third-party food delivery with the facilitation of merchant access to third-party payment processing solution providers.

As we entered the third quarter of 2022, we began our transition to rebrand and change the Company name to ASAP. We entered into agreements to begin delivering from retailers in various industries such as apparel, sporting goods, auto parts and more. In addition to providing our customers with access to a broader range of products, this expansion of services allows the Company to provide more earning opportunities to its independent contractor driver base. We also recently entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, pursuant to which the Company will be the exclusive mobile ordering platform used at MetLife Stadium over a five year period.

At June 30, 2022, we had over 27,000 restaurants, in approximately 1,000 cities.

For additional information about us, please refer to other documents we have filed with the SEC and that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus, as listed under the heading “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference.”

Recent Developments

On July 22, 2022, Waitr, various lenders party thereto, and Luxor Capital Group, L.P. entered into a conversion agreement (the “Conversion Agreement”). Pursuant to the Conversion Agreement, the lenders agreed to convert $6,750,000 of the outstanding principal amount of convertible notes issued pursuant to the existing credit agreement dated as of November 15, 2018, as amended (the “Credit Agreement”), into shares of Company common stock at a conversion rate of 4,000 shares of Company common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the notes. The shares were issued on August 5, 2022 following satisfaction of the Nasdaq Stock Market notification and compliance requirements.

 

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THE OFFERING

 

Common stock offered by us

 Shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000,000.

 

Common stock to be outstanding after this offering

Up to 291,653,871 shares of common stock (as more fully described in the notes following this table), assuming sales of 128,205,129 shares of our common stock in this offering at an offering price of $0.39 per share, which was the last reported sale price of our common stock on Nasdaq on August 16, 2022. The actual number of shares issued will vary depending on the sales price under this offering. See “Risk Factors—We currently do not have enough authorized but unissued shares of common stock available to issue the full amount of shares contemplated by this offering at our current stock price, which may limit our ability to obtain the expected proceeds from this offering or invest such proceeds in our business.”

 

Plan of Distribution

“At the market offering” that may be made from time to time through our sales agent, Jefferies. See the section entitled “Plan of Distribution” on page S-9 of this prospectus supplement.

 

Use of Proceeds

Pursuant to the amended Credit Agreement (as defined in the section titled “Use of Proceeds”) and the Convertible Notes Agreement (as defined in the section titled “Use of Proceeds”), 50% of the proceeds of this offering will be applied to the prepayment of the Term Loan (as defined in the section titled “Use of Proceeds”). We intend to use the balance of the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including sales and marketing expenses, general and administrative expenses, capital expenditures, and other corporate purposes. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to our own. See the section titled “Use of Proceeds” on page S-7 of this prospectus supplement.

 

Risk Factors

See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-3 of this prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference herein for a discussion of factors you should consider carefully before investing in our common stock.

 

Nasdaq symbol

“WTRH”

Unless we indicate otherwise, all information in this prospectus supplement is based on 163,448,742 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2022, and excludes as of that date:

 

   

27,885,599 shares of common stock issuable upon the vesting of outstanding equity awards under the Waitr Holdings Inc. 2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2018 Incentive Plan”) and the Waitr Inc. 2014 Stock Plan (the “2014 Stock Plan”); and

 

   

5,529,255 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under the 2018 Incentive Plan.

 

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RISK FACTORS

An investment in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. Prior to making a decision about investing in our common stock, you should carefully consider the risk factors described below and the risk factors discussed in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC and incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement, together with all of the other information contained in this prospectus supplement. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us may also impair our business. If any of these risks actually occur, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected. This could cause the trading price of our common stock to decline, resulting in a loss of all or part of your investment.

Risks Related to this Offering

If we fail to continue to meet all applicable Nasdaq listing requirements, and Nasdaq determines to delist our common stock, the delisting could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock and the market price of our common stock could decrease significantly.

On January 26, 2022, the Company received a letter from Nasdaq indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) because the closing bid price per share for the Company’s common stock had closed below $1.00 for the previous 30 consecutive business days (the “Bid Price Rule”). The Company was given until July 25, 2022, to regain compliance with the rule. In response, the Company filed an application to transfer the listing of its common stock from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the Nasdaq Capital Market. As a result of being approved for the transfer of listing, the Company was granted an additional 180-day grace period, or until January 23, 2023, to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. As a condition of the approval imposed by Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A)(i), the Company notified Nasdaq that it would seek to implement a reverse stock split, if necessary, to regain compliance with the listing requirements. If the Company is unable to obtain the shareholder votes necessary to effectuate a reverse stock split, the Company will be delisted. If this were to occur, trading of our common stock would most likely take place in an over-the-counter market for unlisted securities. An investor would likely find it less convenient to sell, or to obtain accurate quotations in seeking to buy, our common stock in an over-the-counter market, and many investors would likely not buy or sell our common stock due to difficulty in accessing over-the-counter markets, policies preventing them from trading in securities not listed on a national exchange or other reasons.

In addition, as a delisted security, our common stock would be subject to SEC rules as a “penny stock,” which impose additional disclosure requirements on broker-dealers. The regulations relating to penny stocks, coupled with the typically higher cost per trade to the investor of penny stocks due to factors such as broker commissions generally representing a higher percentage of the price of a penny stock than of a higher-priced stock, would further limit the ability of investors to trade in our common stock. For these reasons and others, delisting would adversely affect the liquidity, trading volume and price of our securities, causing the value of an investment in us to decrease and having an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations, including our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, to raise capital, and execute on a strategic alternative.

We currently do not have enough authorized but unissued shares of common stock available to issue the full amount of shares contemplated by this offering at our current stock price, which may limit our ability to obtain the expected proceeds from this offering or invest such proceeds in our business.

As of August 16, 2022, we have 25,037,992 authorized but unissued shares of Company common stock available for issuance. Therefore, based on our current stock price, we do not have enough shares of common stock available to issue the full amount of shares of common stock contemplated by this offering. We have filed a preliminary proxy statement for a special meeting of shareholders to seek approval for a reverse stock split, which would have the effect of reducing the number of outstanding shares of our common stock without reducing the number of shares of authorized common stock under our third amended and restated certificate of incorporation, thereby increasing the number of available and unissued shares of common stock. However, if the Company is unable to obtain the shareholder votes necessary to effectuate a reverse stock split, the amount of authorized but unissued shares of

 

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common stock we have available will not be increased and our ability to obtain the expected proceeds from this offering or invest such proceeds in our business would be limited.

We will have broad discretion in the use of the net proceeds from this offering and, despite our efforts, we may use the net proceeds in a manner that does not increase the value of your investment.

Pursuant to the amended Credit Agreement and the Convertible Notes Agreement, 50% of the proceeds of this offering will be applied to the prepayment of the Term Loan (see the section titled “Use of Proceeds” on page S-7 of this Prospectus). We currently intend to use the balance of the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including sales and marketing expenses, general and administrative expenses and capital expenditures. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to our own. However, we have not determined the specific allocation of the remaining net proceeds among these potential uses. Our management will have broad discretion over the use and investment of the net proceeds from this offering not used to repay a portion of the Term Loan, and, accordingly, investors in this offering will need to rely upon the judgment of our management with respect to the use of proceeds. These proceeds could be applied in ways that do not improve our operating results or increase the value of your investment.

You may experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value per share of the common stock you purchase in the offering. In addition, we may issue additional equity or convertible debt securities in the future, which may result in additional dilution to you.

The offering price per share in this offering may exceed the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2022. Assuming that an aggregate of 128,205,129 shares of our common stock are sold at a price of $0.39 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on Nasdaq on August 16, 2022, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $50,000,000, and after deducting commissions and estimated aggregate offering expenses payable by us, you will experience immediate dilution of $0.39 per share, representing the difference between our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2022 after giving effect to this offering and the assumed offering price. The exercise of outstanding stock options could result in further dilution of your investment. See the section titled “Dilution” below for a more detailed illustration of the dilution you would incur if you participate in this offering. Further, the conversion rates of certain convertible promissory notes issued by the Company may be subject to adjustment upon certain events, including certain issuances of capital stock such as this offering.

The sale of our common stock in this offering and any future sales of our common stock may depress our stock price and our ability to raise fund in new stock offerings.

We may issue common stock from time to time in connection with this offering. This issuance from time to time of these new shares of our common stock, or our ability to issue these shares of common stock in this offering, could result in resales of our common stock by our current shareholders concerned about the potential dilution of their holdings. In addition, sales of our common stock in the public market following this offering could lower the market price of our common stock. Sales may also make it more difficult for us to sell equity securities or equity-related securities in the future at a time and price that our management deems acceptable, or at all. We cannot predict the number of these shares that might be resold nor the effect that future sales of our shares of common stock would have on the market price of our shares of common stock.

We plan to sell shares of our common stock in “at-the-market offerings” and investors who buy shares of our common stock at different times will likely pay different prices.

Investors who purchase shares of our common stock in the offering described in this prospectus supplement at different times will likely pay different prices and may experience different outcomes in their investment results. We will have discretion, subject to the effect of market conditions, to vary the timing, prices, and numbers of shares sold in this offering. Investors may experience a decline in the value of their shares of our common stock. The trading

 

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price of our common stock may be volatile and subject to wide fluctuations. Many factors could have an impact on the market price of our common stock, including the factors described above and those disclosed under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022.

We do not intend to pay dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. We have never declared or paid any dividends on our common stock.

We intend, for the foreseeable future, to retain our future earnings, if any, to finance our business operations and to pursue our business model. As a result, the return on an investment in our common stock will likely depend upon any future appreciation in value, if any, and on your ability to sell your shares of common stock. The payment of future dividends, if any, will be reviewed periodically by our board of directors and will depend upon, among other things, conditions then existing including earnings, financial conditions, cash on hand, financial requirements to fund our commercial activities, development and growth, our obligations to pay dividends on our preferred stock, and other factors that our board of directors may consider appropriate in the circumstances.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the information incorporated by reference herein and therein contain or incorporate forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements, other than statements of historical or current facts, that reflect future plans, estimates, beliefs or expected performance are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s beliefs and assumptions. In addition, expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties that may be outside of our control. We intend the forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations and statements preceded by, followed by, or that include the words “may,” “can,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project,” ‘forecast,” “believe,” “seek,” “target,” “predict,” “potential” or similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date hereof. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those set forth under the section entitled “Risk Factors” contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC and incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement, together with all of the other information contained in this prospectus supplement.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

We may issue and sell shares of our common stock having aggregate gross sales proceeds of up to $50,000,000 from time to time. Because there is no minimum offering amount required as a condition to close this offering, the actual total public offering amount, commissions and proceeds to us, if any, are not determinable at this time.

We currently do not have enough authorized but unissued shares of common stock available to issue the full amount of shares contemplated by this offering at our current stock price. We have filed a preliminary proxy statement for a special meeting of shareholders to seek approval for a reverse stock split, which would have the effect of reducing the number of outstanding shares of our common stock without reducing the number of shares of authorized common stock under our third amended and restated certificate of incorporation, thereby increasing the number of available and unissued shares of common stock. See “Risk Factors—We currently do not have enough authorized but unissued shares of common stock available to issue the full amount of shares contemplated by this offering at our current stock price, which may limit our ability to obtain the expected proceeds from this offering or invest such proceeds in our business.”

On May 9, 2022, the Company entered into amendments to the credit agreement with Luxor Capital Group, LP (the “Credit Agreement”) and amendments to the convertible notes agreement with the Luxor Entities (the “Convertible Notes Agreement and together, the “Amended Loan Agreements”). Under the Amended Loan Agreements, going forward on a quarterly basis, 50% of the proceeds of any future at-the-market public common stock issuances by the Company will be applied to the prepayment of the term loan made by the lenders (the “Term Loan”). Additionally, under an additional amendment to the Convertible Notes Agreement, subsequent to the payment in full of the Term Loan outstanding under the existing Credit Agreement, on a quarterly basis, 50% of the proceeds of any future at-the-market public common stock issuances received by the Company will be applied to prepayment of the Notes under the Convertible Notes Agreement.

Other than the percentage of proceeds required to be applied to prepayment of the Term Loan under the Amended Loan Agreements, we will retain broad discretion over the use of the net proceeds from the sale of the securities offered hereby. We currently intend to use that remaining portion of the net proceeds from this offering primarily for working capital and general corporate purposes, including sales and marketing expenses, general and administrative expenses, capital expenditures and other corporate purposes. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to our own. The precise amount and timing of the application of such proceeds will depend upon our funding requirements and the availability and cost of other capital. As of the date of this prospectus supplement, we cannot specify with certainty all of the particular uses for the net proceeds that we will have from the sale of the shares of our common stock. Pending the use of the net proceeds from this offering, if any, we may invest the net proceeds in investment grade, short-term interest-bearing obligations, such as money-market funds, certificates of deposit, or direct or guaranteed obligations of the United States government, or hold the net proceeds as cash.

 

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DILUTION

If you purchase shares of our common stock in this offering, your interest will be diluted to the extent of the difference between the public offering price per share and the net tangible book value per share of our common stock after this offering. We calculate net tangible book value per share by dividing our net tangible assets (tangible assets less total liabilities) by the number of shares of our common stock issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022.

Our historical net tangible book value at June 30, 2022 was $(48,322,000) or approximately $(0.2956) per share of our common stock. After giving effect to the sale of our common stock in the aggregate amount of $50,000,000 in this offering, at an assumed offering price of $0.39 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on Nasdaq on August 16, 2022, and after deducting estimated offering expenses and commissions payable by us, our adjusted net tangible book value as of June 30, 2022 would have been approximately $(22,000), or approximately $(0.0001) per share of our common stock. This represents an immediate increase in the net tangible book value of $0.2955 per share of our common stock to our existing stockholders and an immediate dilution in net tangible book value of approximately $0.3901 per share of our common stock to new investors. The following table illustrates per share dilution:

 

 

 

Assumed public offering price per share

   $ 0.39  

Net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2022

   $ (0.2956

Increase in net tangible book value per share attributable to this offering

   $ 0.2955  

Adjusted net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2022, after giving effect to this offering

   $ (0.0001

Dilution per share to new investors purchasing shares in this offering

   $ 0.3901  

 

 

The table above assumes for illustrative purposes that an aggregate of 128,205,129 shares of our common stock are sold at a price of $0.39 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on Nasdaq on August 16, 2022, for aggregate gross proceeds of $50,000,000. The shares sold in this offering, if any, will be sold from time to time at various prices. An increase of $1.00 per share in the price at which the shares are sold from the assumed offering price of $0.39 per share shown in the table above, assuming all of our common stock in the aggregate amount of $50,000,000 is sold at that price, would increase our adjusted net tangible book value per share after the offering to $(0.0001) per share and would increase the dilution in net tangible book value per share to new investors in this offering to $1.3901 per share, after deducting estimated offering expenses and commissions payable by us.

A decrease of $0.25 per share in the price at which the shares are sold from the assumed offering price of $0.39 per share shown in the table above, assuming all of our common stock in the aggregate amount of $50,000,000 is sold at that price, would increase our adjusted net tangible book value per share after the offering to $(0.00004) per share and would decrease the dilution in net tangible book value per share to new investors in this offering to $0.14 per share, after deducting estimated offering expenses and commissions payable by us. This information is supplied for illustrative purposes only.

Unless we indicate otherwise, all information in this prospectus supplement is based on 163,448,742 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2022, and excludes as of that date:

 

   

27,885,599 shares of common stock issuable upon the vesting of outstanding equity awards under the 2018 Incentive Plan, and the 2014 Stock Plan; and

 

   

5,529,255 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under the 2018 Incentive Plan.

To the extent that outstanding options are exercised, or other shares are issued, investors purchasing shares in this offering could experience further dilution. In addition, we may choose to raise additional capital due to market conditions or strategic considerations, even if we believe we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. To the extent that additional capital is raised through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of those securities could result in further dilution to our stockholders.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We have entered into a Sales Agreement with Jefferies, under which we may offer and sell up to $50,000,000 of our shares of common stock from time to time through Jefferies acting as agent. Sales of our shares of common stock, if any, under this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus will be made by any method that is deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act.

Each time we wish to issue and sell shares of common stock under the Sales Agreement, we will notify Jefferies of the number of shares to be issued, the dates on which such sales are anticipated to be made, any limitation on the number of shares to be sold in any one day and any minimum price below which sales may not be made. Once we have so instructed Jefferies, unless Jefferies declines to accept the terms of such notice, Jefferies has agreed to use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices to sell such shares up to the amount specified on such terms. The obligations of Jefferies under the Sales Agreement to sell our shares of common stock are subject to a number of conditions that we must meet.

The settlement of sales of shares between us and Jefferies is generally anticipated to occur on the second trading day following the date on which the sale was made. Sales of our shares of common stock as contemplated in this prospectus supplement will be settled through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company or by such other means as we and Jefferies may agree upon. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in an escrow, trust or similar arrangement.

Jefferies is entitled to a commission of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds of any shares of common stock sold through it under the Sales Agreement. Because there is no minimum offering amount required as a condition to close this offering, the actual total public offering amount, commissions and proceeds to us, if any, are not determinable at this time. In addition, we have agreed to reimburse Jefferies for the fees and disbursements of its counsel, payable upon execution of the Sales Agreement, in an amount not to exceed $50,000, in addition to $15,000 per calendar quarter thereafter for any such quarter in which an opinion or comfort letter is required pursuant to the Sales Agreement. We estimate that the total expenses for the offering, excluding any commissions or expense reimbursement payable to Jefferies under the terms of the Sales Agreement, will be approximately $200,000. The remaining sale proceeds, after deducting any other transaction fees, will equal our net proceeds from the sale of such shares.

Jefferies will provide written confirmation to us before the open on Nasdaq on the day following each day on which shares of common stock are sold under the Sales Agreement. Each confirmation will include the number of shares sold on that day, the aggregate gross proceeds of such sales and the proceeds to us.

In connection with the sale of our shares of common stock on our behalf, Jefferies will be deemed to be an “underwriter” within the meaning of the Securities Act, and the compensation of Jefferies will be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts. We have agreed to indemnify Jefferies against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. We have also agreed to contribute to payments Jefferies may be required to make in respect of such liabilities.

The offering of our shares of common stock pursuant to the Sales Agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (i) the sale of all shares of common stock subject to the Sales Agreement and (ii) the termination of the Sales Agreement as permitted therein. We and Jefferies may each terminate the Sales Agreement at any time upon ten days’ prior notice.

This summary of the material provisions of the Sales Agreement does not purport to be a complete statement of its terms and conditions. A copy of the Sales Agreement is filed as an exhibit to a current report on Form 8-K filed under the Exchange Act and incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement.

Jefferies and its affiliates may in the future provide various investment banking, commercial banking, financial advisory and other financial services for us and our affiliates, for which services they may in the future receive customary fees. In the course of its business, Jefferies may actively trade our securities for its own account or for the accounts of customers, and, accordingly, Jefferies may at any time hold long or short positions in such securities. Additionally, Jefferies and/or its affiliates are currently the beneficial owners of less than 5.0% of our common stock outstanding as of August 16, 2022.

 

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A prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus in electronic format may be made available on a website maintained by Jefferies, and Jefferies may distribute the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus electronically.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

The validity of the issuance of the common stock offered by this prospectus supplement will be passed upon for us by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York. Jefferies is being represented in connection with this offering by Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, New York.

 

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EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements of the Company as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2021, incorporated in this prospectus supplement by reference from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, have been audited by Moss Adams LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report which is incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements have been so incorporated in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Our SEC filings are also available to the public at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov.

We make available free of charge on or through our internet website www.waitrapp.com, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8–K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file the material with, or furnish it to, the SEC. The references to our website in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein are inactive textual references only, and the information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into, and should not be considered part of, this prospectus supplement, the accompanying base shelf prospectus or the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein. Investors should not rely on any such information in deciding whether to invest in our common stock.

 

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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference information contained in documents we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents already on file with the SEC that contain that information. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus supplement, and later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future information filed (rather than furnished) with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, between the date of this prospectus supplement and the termination of the offering of the securities covered by this prospectus supplement, provided, however, that we are not incorporating any information furnished under any of Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K (and exhibits filed on such form that are related to such items):

 

   

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022;

 

   

our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on May 6, 2022;

 

   

our Preliminary Proxy Statement for a special meeting of Stockholders on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2022;

 

   

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March  31, 2022, filed with the SEC on May 9, 2022 and June 30, 2022, filed with the SEC on August 8, 2022;

 

   

our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January  27, 2022, February  15, 2022, March  11, 2022 (except information furnished under Item 2.02), March, 23, 2022, April  22, 2022, May  10, 2022, May  17, 2022, May  25, 2022, June  24, 2022, July  25, 2022, and July 27, 2022;

 

   

the description of our shares of common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A, as filed with the SEC on May  24, 2016 and amended on November 19, 2018, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

Upon written or oral request, we will provide at no cost to the requester a copy of all of the information that has been incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement but not delivered with this prospectus supplement. You may obtain copies of these documents from us, without charge (other than exhibits, unless the exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference), by requesting them in writing or by telephone at the following address:

Waitr Holdings Inc.

214 Jefferson Street, Suite 200

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

Attn: Secretary

(337) 534-6881

You may also access the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement through our website at https://www.waitrapp.com. Except for the specific incorporated documents listed above, no information available on or through our website shall be deemed to be incorporated in this prospectus supplement or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

 

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PROSPECTUS

$150,000,000

 

 

LOGO

WAITR HOLDINGS INC.

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Debt Securities

Warrants

Subscription Rights

 

 

We may offer and sell, at any time and from time to time, in one or more offerings, any of the following securities:

 

   

common stock;

 

   

preferred stock;

 

   

debt securities;

 

   

warrants; and

 

   

subscription rights.

When we use the term “securities” in this prospectus, we mean any of the securities we may offer with this prospectus, unless we say otherwise.

This prospectus describes some of the general terms that may apply to these securities and the general manner in which they may be offered. The specific terms of any securities to be offered, and the specific manner in which they may be offered, will be described in a supplement to this prospectus or incorporated into this prospectus by reference. You should read this prospectus and any supplement carefully before you invest. Each prospectus supplement will indicate if the securities offered thereby will be listed or quoted on a securities exchange or quotation system.

When we issue new securities, we may offer them for sale to or through underwriters, dealers and agents or directly to purchasers. The applicable prospectus supplement for each offering of securities will describe in detail the plan of distribution for that offering, including any required information about the firms we use and the discounts or commissions we may pay them for their services.

 

 

Our common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “WTRH.” On April 12, 2022, the closing price of our common stock was $0.29 per share.

 

 

Investing in our securities involves risks. See the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 8 of this prospectus, in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in any applicable prospectus supplement to read about factors you should carefully consider before deciding to purchase our securities.

 

 

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS

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ABOUT WAITR HOLDINGS INC.

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RISK FACTORS

     8  

USE OF PROCEEDS

     9  

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

     10  

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

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DESCRIPTION OF SUBSCRIPTION RIGHTS

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

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EXPERTS

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LEGAL MATTERS

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

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You should rely only on the information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, and in other offering material, including free writing prospectuses, if any, or information contained in documents which you are referred to by this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, or in other offering material, if any. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We are not offering to sell any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer and sale are not permitted. The information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, free writing prospectus or other offering material is accurate only as of the date of those documents or information, regardless of the time of delivery of the documents or information or the time of any sale of the securities. Neither the delivery of this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement nor any distribution of securities pursuant to such documents shall, under any circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the information set forth in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement or in our affairs since the date of this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement.

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission using a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf process, we may sell in one or more offerings from time to time any combination of securities described in this prospectus up to a maximum aggregate offering price of $150,000,000.

This prospectus provides you with only a general description of the securities we may offer. It is not meant to be a complete description of any security. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering, including the specific amounts, prices and terms of the securities offered. We and any underwriter or agent that we may from time to time retain may also provide other information relating to an offering, which we refer to as “other offering material.” The prospectus supplement as well as the other offering material may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus or in the documents we have incorporated by reference into this prospectus. You should read this prospectus, any prospectus supplement, the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein, and any other offering material (including any free writing prospectus) prepared by or on behalf of us for a specific offering of securities, together with additional information described in the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” and any other offering material. Throughout this prospectus, where we indicate that information may be supplemented in an applicable prospectus supplement or supplements, that information may also be supplemented in other offering material. If there is any inconsistency between this prospectus and the information contained in a prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in the prospectus supplement.

Unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, all references to “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Waitr Holdings Inc. and our subsidiaries. When we refer to “you” in this section, we mean all purchasers of the securities being offered by this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, whether they are the holders or only indirect owners of those securities.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Specifically, forward-looking statements may include statements relating to:

 

   

our future financial performance;

 

   

the expected benefits from being a public company;

 

   

the expected benefits and synergies from the transactions contemplated by three substantially identical asset purchase agreements, dated August 25, 2021, pursuant to which the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cape Payments, LLC, closed the asset acquisitions of ProMerchant LLC, Cape Cod Merchant Services LLC and Flow Payments LLC (collectively referred to herein as the “Cape Payment Companies”) (the “Cape Payment Acquisitions”);

 

   

the markets in which we operate;

 

   

expansion plans and opportunities; and

 

   

other statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “may,” “can,” “should,” “will,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or similar expressions.

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements in deciding whether to invest in our securities. As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, our actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include the following:

 

   

failure to retain existing diners or add new diners or continuing to experience a decrease in number of diners and number of orders or decrease in order sizes on the Company’s technology platform, including the Waitr, Bite Squad and Delivery Due mobile applications (“Platforms”);

 

   

risk of declines in our delivery service levels or lack of increases in business for restaurants;

 

   

loss of restaurants on the Platforms, including due to changes in our fee structure;

 

   

ability to sustain profitability in the future;

 

   

risks related to our relationships with the independent contractor drivers, including shortages of available drivers, loss of independent contractor drivers, adverse conditions impacting independent contractor drivers, and possible increases in driver compensation;

 

   

recent inflationary pressures, increased gasoline prices, economic impact resulting from the Ukrainian conflict, and other macroeconomic factors that are largely beyond our control;

 

   

inability to maintain and enhance our brands, including possible degradation thereto resulting from our comprehensive rebranding initiative to change our corporate name and visual identity, or occurrence of events that damage our reputation and brands, including unfavorable media coverage;

 

   

seasonality and the impact of inclement weather, including major hurricanes, tropical cyclones, major snow and/or ice storms in areas not accustomed to them and other instances of severe weather and other natural phenomena;

 

   

inability to manage growth and meet demand;

 

   

inability to successfully improve the experience of restaurants and diners in a cost-effective manner;

 

   

changes in our products or to operating systems, hardware, networks or standards that our operations depend on;

 

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dependence of our business on our ability to maintain and scale our technical infrastructure;

 

   

personal data, internet security breaches or loss of data provided by diners or restaurants on our Platforms;

 

   

inability to successfully expand our operations of facilitating the entry into merchant agreements by and between merchants and third-party payment processing solution providers;

 

   

inability of third-party payment processing services, of which we may facilitate the entry into merchant agreements, to comply with applicable state or federal regulations;

 

   

inability to comply with applicable law or standards if we were to become a payment processor at some point in the future;

 

   

risks related to the credit card and debit card payments we accept;

 

   

reliance on third-party vendors to provide products and services;

 

   

substantial competition in technology innovation and distribution and inability to continue to innovate and provide technology desirable to diners and restaurants;

 

   

failure to pursue and successfully make additional acquisitions;

 

   

failure to comply with covenants in the agreements governing our debt;

 

   

additional impairments of the carrying amounts of goodwill or other indefinite-lived assets;

 

   

dependence on search engines, display advertising, social media, email, content-based online advertising and other online sources to attract diners to the Platforms;

 

   

loss of senior management or key operating personnel and dependence on skilled personnel to grow and operate our business;

 

   

inability to successfully integrate and maintain acquired businesses;

 

   

failure to protect our intellectual property;

 

   

patent lawsuits and other intellectual property rights claims;

 

   

potential liability and expenses for existing and future legal claims, including claims that may exceed insurance coverage or are not insured against;

 

   

our use of open source software;

 

   

insufficient capital to pursue business objectives and respond to business opportunities, challenges or unforeseen circumstances;

 

   

unionization of our employees, the magnitude of which increases if our independent contractor drivers were ever reclassified as employees;

 

   

failure to maintain an effective system of disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting;

 

   

the highly competitive and fragmented nature of our industry;

 

   

dependence on discretionary spending patterns in the areas in which the restaurants on our Platforms operate and in the economy at large;

 

   

general economic and business risks affecting our industry that are largely beyond our control;

 

   

the COVID-19 pandemic, or a similar public health threat that could significantly affect our business, financial condition and results of operations;

 

   

implementation of fee caps by jurisdictions in areas where we operate;

 

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failure of restaurants in our networks to maintain their service levels;

 

   

slower than anticipated growth in the use of the Internet via websites, mobile devices and other platforms;

 

   

federal and state laws and regulations regarding privacy, data protection, and other matters affecting our business;

 

   

the potential for increased misclassification claims following the change to the U.S. presidential administration;

 

   

risks relating to our relationships with the independent contractor drivers, including shortages of available drivers and possible increases in driver compensation;

 

   

failure to continue to meet all applicable Nasdaq listing requirements and risks relating to the consequent delisting of our common stock from Nasdaq, which could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock, the ability for us to raise capital, and could decrease the market price of our common stock significantly;

 

   

risks related to the cannabis industry with respect to the business operations of referring merchants to third-party payment processing solution providers;

 

   

risks related to future sales of a substantial number of shares by existing stockholders which could in turn cause our share price to decline;

 

   

the risk that management’s use of the net proceeds from, or the continuation of, our at-the-market offering program (the “ATM Program”) does not increase the value of a stockholder’s investment;

 

   

the risk that future offerings of debt or equity securities that rank senior to our common stock may adversely affect the market price of our common stock;

 

   

the risk that the Debt Warrants and Convertible Notes as well as other derivative securities, if exercised or converted into shares of our common stock, would increase the number of shares eligible for future resale in the public market and result in dilution to our stockholders; and

 

   

other risks and uncertainties described in this prospectus under “Risk Factors” and any updates to those risk factors or new risk factors contained in our subsequent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC, all of which we incorporate by reference herein.

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the time that they are made and do not necessarily reflect our outlook at any other point in time, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

 

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CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS

business combination” means the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement consummated on November 15, 2018, including the merger of Waitr with and into Merger Sub with Merger Sub surviving the merger in accordance with the Delaware General Corporation Law as a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company.

Board” means the board of directors of the Company.

Bylaws” means our second amended and restated bylaws as currently in effect.

Cape Payment Acquisitions” means the acquisition by the Company of the Cape Payment Companies.

Cape Payment Companies” means ProMerchant LLC, Cape Cod Merchant Services LLC and Flow Payments LLC.

Charter” means our third amended and restated certificate of incorporation as currently in effect.

Closing” means the closing of the business combination.

Closing Date” means November 15, 2018, the closing date of the business combination.

common stock” means the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company.

Company” means Waitr Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Convertible Notes” means the $60,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible promissory notes issued to the Luxor Parties pursuant to the Convertible Notes Agreement.

Convertible Notes Agreement” means that certain credit agreement, dated as of November 15, 2018, as amended on January 17, 2019, by and among the Company, as borrower, various lenders and Luxor Capital, as administrative agent and lead arranger.

Credit Agreement” means that certain credit and guaranty agreement, dated as of November 15, 2018, as amended on January 17, 2019, by and among Merger Sub, as borrower, Waitr Intermediate Holdings, LLC, certain subsidiaries of Merger Sub, as guarantors, various lenders and Luxor Capital, as administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger.

Debt Facility” means the $67,080,000 senior secured first priority term loan facility provided to Merger Sub pursuant to the Credit Agreement.

DGCL” means the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Luxor Capital” means Luxor Capital Group, LP.

Luxor Parties” means Luxor Capital Partners, LP, Luxor Capital Partners Offshore Master Fund, LP, Luxor Wavefront, LP and Lugard Road Capital Master Fund, LP.

Luxor Warrants” means the four warrants exercisable for 384,615 shares of common stock issued to the Luxor Parties in connection with the Credit Agreement.

 

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Merger Agreement” means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 16, 2018, by and among the Company, Merger Sub and Waitr, pursuant to which, on the terms and conditions contained therein, Waitr merged with and into Merger Sub, with Merger Sub surviving the merger in accordance with the Delaware General Corporation Law as a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company.

“Merger Sub” means Waitr Inc. (formerly known as Landcadia Merger Sub, Inc.), a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Nasdaq” means the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Waitr” means Waitr Incorporated, a Louisiana corporation, which merged with and into Merger Sub at the Closing, with Merger Sub surviving the merger in accordance with the DGCL as a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company.

 

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ABOUT WAITR HOLDINGS INC.

We operate an online ordering technology platform, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options, connecting restaurants, drivers and diners in cities across the United States. We facilitate ordering of food and other products from local restaurants, national chains, grocery stores and other merchants. Our business has been built with a merchant-first philosophy by providing differentiated and brand additive services to the restaurants on the Platforms. These merchants benefit from the online Platforms through increased exposure to consumers for expanded business in the delivery market and carryout sales.

On August 25, 2021, we acquired ProMerchant LLC, Cape Cod Merchant Services LLC and Flow Payments LLC, which are in the business of facilitating merchant access to third-party payment processing solution providers.

Additionally, we recently announced a strategic initiative to change our corporate name and visual identity in a comprehensive rebrand, to be effective within the next ten months. The rebranding strategy reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation, continued expansion into new delivery verticals in the “last mile delivery” segment, maintenance of a technology-forward platform, and anticipated diversification and expansion into payment solutions.

Our principal executive offices are located at 214 Jefferson Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 and our telephone number is 1-337-534-6881. Our website is located at www.waitrapp.com. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not part of, and is not incorporated into, this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves risks. Before you make a decision to buy our securities, in addition to the risks and uncertainties discussed under “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” you should carefully consider the specific risks set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in any applicable prospectus supplement, as well as in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC, which are incorporated herein by reference. If any of these risks actually occur, it may materially harm our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations. As a result, the market price of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment. Additionally, the risks and uncertainties described in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement or in any document incorporated by reference herein or therein are not the only risks and uncertainties that we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial may also adversely affect our business.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, the net proceeds we receive from the sale of the securities offered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement will be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes. We will have significant discretion in the use of any net proceeds. General corporate purposes may include, but are not limited to:

 

   

sales and marketing expenses;

 

   

acquisitions or investments in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to our own; or

 

   

capital expenditures and other corporate purposes.

The net proceeds from the sale of securities may be invested temporarily or applied to repay short-term debt until they are used for their stated purpose. When particular securities are offered, we will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement our intended use for the net proceeds received from the sale of such securities.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The following summary of the material terms of our securities is not intended to be a complete summary of the rights and preferences of such securities. We urge you to read our Charter and Bylaws in their entirety for a complete description of the rights and preferences of our securities, copies of which have been filed with the SEC. These documents are also incorporated by reference into the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

Authorized and Outstanding Stock

Our Charter authorizes the issuance of 250,000,000 shares of capital stock, consisting of (i) 249,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and (ii) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. The outstanding shares of our common stock are duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. As of April 8, 2022, there were 157,563,160 shares of common stock outstanding, held of record by approximately 9,607 holders, no shares of preferred stock outstanding, and four Luxor Warrants held by four holders, and four Convertible Notes held by four holders. Such numbers do not include DTC participants or beneficial owners holding shares through nominee names.

Voting Power

Except as otherwise required by law or as otherwise provided in any certificate of designation for any series of preferred stock, the holders of common stock possess all voting power for the election of our directors and all other matters requiring stockholder action and will at all times vote together as one class on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company. Holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share on matters to be voted on by stockholders.

Dividends

We have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock to date. Holders of common stock will be entitled to receive such dividends and other distributions, if any, as may be declared from time to time by our Board in its discretion out of funds legally available therefor and shall share equally on a per share basis in such dividends and distributions.

The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon our revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition. The payment of any cash dividends will be within the discretion of our Board at such time. Our Board is not currently contemplating and does not anticipate declaring any stock dividends in the foreseeable future. Further, if we incur any indebtedness, our ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants we may agree to in connection therewith.

Liquidation, Dissolution and Winding Up

In the event of the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, distribution of assets or winding-up of the Company, the holders of our common stock will be entitled to receive an equal amount per share of all of our assets of whatever kind available for distribution to stockholders, after the rights of the holders of the preferred stock have been satisfied.

Preemptive or Other Rights

Our stockholders have no preemptive or other subscription rights and there are no sinking fund or redemption provisions applicable to our common stock.

 

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Election of Directors

Our Board is divided into three classes, with only one class of directors being elected in each year and each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual meeting of stockholders) generally serving a three-year term. There is no cumulative voting with respect to the election of directors, with the result that directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast at an annual meeting of stockholders by holders of our common stock.

Preferred Stock

Our Charter provides that shares of preferred stock may be issued from time to time in one or more series. Our Board is authorized to fix the voting rights, if any, designations, powers, preferences, the relative, participating, optional or other special rights and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, applicable to the shares of each series. Our Board is able, without stockholder approval, to issue preferred stock with voting and other rights that could adversely affect the voting power and other rights of the holders of our common stock and could have anti-takeover effects. The ability of our Board to issue preferred stock without stockholder approval could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change of control of us or the removal of existing management. We have no preferred stock outstanding at the date hereof. Although we do not currently intend to issue any shares of preferred stock, we cannot assure you that we will not do so in the future.

Luxor Warrants

In connection with the Debt Facility, we issued four Luxor Warrants to the lenders under the Debt Facility, exercisable for 574,704 shares of common stock as of December 31, 2021. The Luxor Warrants became exercisable after the consummation of the business combination and (i) will expire four (4) years from the Closing Date, (ii) have an exercise price of $8.70 per share as of December 31, 2021, and (iii) include customary anti-dilution protection, including broad-based weighted average adjustments for issuances of additional shares. Holders of the Luxor Warrants have customary registration rights with respect to the shares underlying the Luxor Warrants. In addition, the Company is required to repay the Debt Facility in full in the event that either (i) the registration statement for the resale of the shares of our common stock underlying the Convertible Notes and Luxor Warrants has not been filed by December 15, 2018, or (ii) such registration statement is not effective within 180 days after the Closing Date. Such repayment shall be payable within nine months after the Debt Facility becomes due. We filed a registration statement for the resale of the shares of our common stock underlying the Convertible Notes and Luxor Warrants on December 7, 2018, and such registration statement became effective on February 14, 2019.

Convertible Notes

On November 15, 2018, in connection with the business combination, we entered into the Convertible Notes Agreement, pursuant to which we issued unsecured convertible promissory notes to the Luxor Parties in the aggregate principal amount of $60,000,000. The Convertible Notes bear interest at 6.0% per annum as of December 31, 2021, paid quarterly in cash, and will mature five years from the date of the Closing, unless earlier converted at the election of the holder. Upon maturity, the outstanding Convertible Notes (and any accrued but unpaid interest) will be repaid in cash or converted into shares of common stock, at the holder’s election.

At any time at the holder’s election, each Convertible Note may be converted in whole or in part into shares of common stock at a rate of $8.70 per share (subject to a 9.9% conversion cap) as of December 31, 2021. The Convertible Notes include customary anti-dilution protection, including broad-based weighted average adjustments for issuances of additional shares, and the shares issuable upon their conversion have certain registration rights.

We may only prepay the Convertible Notes with the consent of the holders of at least a majority-in-interest of the outstanding Convertible Notes.

 

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Our payment obligations on the Convertible Notes are not guaranteed. The Convertible Notes Agreement contains negative covenants, affirmative covenants, representations and warranties and events of default that are substantially similar to those that are set forth in the Credit Agreement and applicable to Merger Sub (except those that relate to collateral and related security interests, which are not contained in the Convertible Notes Agreement or otherwise applicable to the Convertible Notes).

Transfer Agent and Warrant Agent

The transfer agent for our common stock is Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. We have agreed to indemnify Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company in its role as transfer agent, its agents and each of its stockholders, directors, officers and employees against all liabilities, including judgments, costs and reasonable counsel fees that may arise out of acts performed or omitted for its activities in that capacity, except for any liability due to any gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith of the indemnified person or entity.

Certain Anti-Takeover Provisions of Delaware Law, our Charter and our Bylaws

We are currently subject to the provisions of Section 203 of the DGCL, which we refer to as “Section 203,” regulating corporate takeovers. This statute prevents certain Delaware corporations, under certain circumstances, from engaging in a “business combination” with:

 

   

a stockholder who owns 15% or more of our outstanding voting stock (otherwise known as an “interested stockholder”);

 

   

an affiliate of an interested stockholder; or

 

   

an associate of an interested stockholder, for three years following the date that the stockholder became an interested stockholder.

A “business combination” includes a merger or sale of more than 10% of our assets. However, the above provisions of Section 203 do not apply if:

 

   

our Board approves the transaction that made the stockholder an “interested stockholder,” prior to the date of the transaction;

 

   

after the completion of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, that stockholder owned at least 85% of our voting stock outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, other than statutorily excluded shares of common stock; or

 

   

on or subsequent to the date of the transaction, the business combination is approved by our Board and authorized at a meeting of our stockholders, and not by written consent, by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding voting stock not owned by the interested stockholder.

Our Charter provides that our Board is classified into three classes of directors. As a result, in most circumstances, a person can gain control of our Board only by successfully engaging in a proxy contest at two or more annual meetings. The affirmative vote of holders of at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the voting power of all then outstanding shares of capital stock entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is required to remove a director.

In addition, our Charter does not provide for cumulative voting in the election of directors. Our Board is empowered to elect a director to fill a vacancy created by the expansion of the Board or the resignation, death, or removal of a director in certain circumstances. Our advance notice provisions require that stockholders must comply with certain procedures in order to nominate candidates to our Board or to propose matters to be acted upon at a stockholders’ meeting.

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Bylaws. Delaware law does not require stockholder approval for any issuance of authorized shares. However, the listing requirements of Nasdaq, which would apply so long as our common stock remains listed on Nasdaq, require stockholder approval of certain issuances equal to or exceeding 20% of the then outstanding voting power or then outstanding number of shares of common stock. Authorized shares may be issued for a variety of corporate purposes, including future public offerings, to raise additional capital or to facilitate acquisitions.

One of the effects of the existence of unissued and unreserved common stock or preferred stock may be to enable our Board to issue shares to persons friendly to current management, which issuance could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of us by means of a merger, tender offer, proxy contest or otherwise, and thereby protect the continuity of our management and possibly deprive the stockholders of opportunities to sell their shares of common stock at prices higher than prevailing market prices.

Rule 144

Pursuant to Rule 144, a person who has beneficially owned restricted shares of our common stock or warrants for at least six months would be entitled to sell their securities provided that (i) such person is not deemed to have been one of our affiliates at the time of, or at any time during the three months preceding, a sale and (ii) we are subject to the Exchange Act periodic reporting requirements for at least three months before the sale and have filed all required reports under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the 12 months (or such shorter period as we were required to file reports) preceding the sale.

Persons who have beneficially owned restricted shares of our common stock or warrants for at least six months but who are our affiliates at the time of, or at any time during the three months preceding, a sale, would be subject to additional restrictions, by which such person would be entitled to sell within any three-month period only a number of securities that does not exceed the greater of:

 

   

1% of the total number of shares of common stock then outstanding; or

 

   

the average weekly reported trading volume of our common stock during the four calendar weeks preceding the filing of a notice on Form 144 with respect to the sale.

Sales by our affiliates under Rule 144 are also limited by manner of sale provisions and notice requirements and to the availability of current public information about us.

Liability Limitations and Indemnification

Our Charter provides that a director of the Company shall not be personally liable to the Company or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty by such director in his or her capacity as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL unless the director (a) violated his or her duty of loyalty to the Company or its stockholders; (b) acted in bad faith; (c) knowingly or intentionally violated the law; (d) authorized unlawful payments of dividends, unlawful stock purchases or unlawful redemptions; or (e) derived improper personal benefit from his or her action as a director.

Our Charter further provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, as amended from time to time, the Company shall indemnify and hold harmless any person who was or is made a party to or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (hereinafter a “proceeding”) by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director or officer of the Company or, while a director or officer of the Company, is or was servicing at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust, other enterprise or nonprofit entity, including service with respect to an employee benefit plan (hereinafter, an “Indemnitee”), whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent, or in any other capacity while serving as a director, officer, employee or

 

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agent, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes and penalties, and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably incurred by such Indemnitee in connection with such proceeding; provided, however, that, except as described below, with respect to proceedings to enforce rights to indemnification, the Company shall indemnify an Indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such Indemnitee only if such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the Board.

Our Charter also provides that in addition to the right of indemnification described above, an Indemnitee shall also have the right to be paid by the Company, to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, the expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) incurred in defending or otherwise participating in any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition (hereinafter an “advancement of expenses”); provided, however, that, if the DGCL so requires, an advancement of expenses incurred by an Indemnitee in his or her capacity as a director or officer of the Company (and not in any other capacity in which service was or is rendered by such Indemnitee, including, without limitation, service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon the Company’s receipt of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such Indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that such Indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified.

Listing of Securities

Our common stock is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “WTRH.”

 

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DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

The following description, together with the additional information we may include in any applicable prospectus supplements and in any related free writing prospectuses, summarizes the material terms and provisions of the debt securities that we may offer under this prospectus. While the terms summarized below will apply generally to any debt securities that we may offer, we will describe the particular terms of any debt securities in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement. The terms of any debt securities offered under a prospectus supplement may differ from the terms described below.

We may issue debt securities from time to time in one or more distinct series. The debt securities may be senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities. Senior debt securities may be issued under a senior indenture and subordinated debt securities may be issued under a subordinated indenture. If we issue debt securities pursuant to an indenture, in the applicable prospectus supplement we will specify the trustee under such indenture. We will include in a supplement to this prospectus the specific terms of debt securities being offered, including the terms, if any, on which debt securities may be convertible into or exchangeable for common stock, preferred stock or other debt securities. The statements and descriptions in this prospectus or in any prospectus supplement regarding provisions of debt securities and any indentures are summaries of these provisions and are subject to, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to, all of the provisions of the debt securities and the indentures (including any amendments or supplements we may enter into from time to time which are permitted under the debt securities or any indenture).

Unless otherwise specified in a prospectus supplement, the debt securities will be direct unsecured obligations of the Company. Any debt securities designated as senior will rank equally with any of our other senior and unsubordinated debt. Any debt securities designated as subordinated will be subordinate and junior in right of payment to any senior indebtedness. There may be subordinated debt securities that are senior or junior to other series of subordinated debt securities.

The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the terms of the debt securities or any series thereof, including, if applicable:

 

   

the title of the debt securities and whether the debt securities will be senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities;

 

   

any limit upon the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities;

 

   

whether the debt securities will be issued as registered securities, bearer securities or both, and any restrictions on the exchange of one form of debt securities for another and on the offer, sale and delivery of the debt securities in either form;

 

   

the date or dates on which the principal amount of the debt securities will mature;

 

   

if the debt securities bear interest, the rate or rates at which the debt securities bear interest and the date or dates from which interest will accrue;

 

   

if the debt securities bear interest, the dates on which interest will be payable and the regular record dates for interest payments;

 

   

the place or places where the payment of principal, any premium and interest will be made, where the debt securities may be surrendered for transfer or exchange and where notices or demands to or upon us may be served;

 

   

the price at which we originally issue the debt security, expressed as a percentage of the principal amount, and the original issue date;

 

   

any optional redemption provisions, which would allow us to redeem the debt securities in whole or in part;

 

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any sinking fund or other provisions that would obligate us to redeem, repay or purchase the debt securities;

 

   

if the currency in which the debt securities will be issuable is U.S. dollars, the denominations in which any registered securities will be issuable, if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof, and the denominations in which any bearer securities will be issuable, if other than the denomination of $5,000;

 

   

if other than the entire principal amount, the portion of the principal amount of debt securities which will be payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity of the debt securities;

 

   

the events of default and covenants relevant to the debt securities, including the inapplicability of any event of default or covenant set forth in the indenture relating to the debt securities, or the applicability of any other events of default or covenants in addition to the events of default or covenants set forth in the indenture relating to the debt securities;

 

   

the name and location of the corporate trust office of the applicable trustee under the indenture for such series of notes;

 

   

if other than U.S. dollars, the currency in which the debt securities will be paid or denominated;

 

   

if the debt securities are to be payable, at our election or the election of a holder of the debt securities, in a currency other than that in which the debt securities are denominated or stated to be payable, the terms and conditions upon which that election may be made, and the time and manner of determining the exchange rate between the currency in which the debt securities are denominated or stated to be payable and the currency in which the debt securities are to be so payable;

 

   

the designation of the original currency determination agent, if any;

 

   

if the debt securities do not bear interest, the dates on which we will furnish to the applicable trustee the names and addresses of the holders of the debt securities;

 

   

if the debt security is also an original issue discount debt security, the yield to maturity;

 

   

if other than as set forth in an indenture, provisions for the satisfaction and discharge or defeasance or covenant defeasance of that indenture with respect to the debt securities issued under that indenture;

 

   

the date as of which any bearer securities and any global security will be dated if other than the date of original issuance of the first debt security of a particular series to be issued;

 

   

whether and under what circumstances we will pay additional amounts to non-U.S. holders in respect of any tax assessment or government charge;

 

   

whether the debt securities will be issued in whole or in part in the form of a global security or securities and, in that case, any depositary and global exchange agent for the global security or securities, whether the global form shall be permanent or temporary and, if applicable, the exchange date;

 

   

if debt securities are to be issuable initially in the form of a temporary global security, the circumstances under which the temporary global security can be exchanged for definitive debt securities and whether the definitive debt securities will be registered securities, bearer securities or will be in global form and provisions relating to the payment of interest in respect of any portion of a global security payable in respect of an interest payment date prior to the exchange date;

 

   

the extent and manner to which payment on or in respect of debt securities will be subordinated to the prior payment of our other liabilities and obligations;

 

   

the assets, if any, that will be pledged as security for the payment of the debt security;

 

   

whether payment of any amount due under the debt securities will be guaranteed by one or more guarantors, including one or more of our subsidiaries;

 

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the forms of the debt securities; and

 

   

any other terms of the debt securities, which terms shall not be inconsistent with the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.

In addition, any debt securities offered hereby may be convertible into or exchangeable for Common Stock, Preferred Stock or other debt securities. The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the terms and conditions of such conversion or exchange, including, if applicable:

 

   

the conversion or exchange price;

 

   

the conversion or exchange period;

 

   

provisions regarding our ability or that of the holder to convert or exchange the debt securities;

 

   

events requiring adjustment to the conversion or exchange price; and

 

   

provisions affecting conversion or exchange in the event of our redemption of such debt securities.

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that provides that we may issue debt securities from time to time in one or more series under one or more indentures, in each case with the same or various maturities, at par or at a discount. Unless indicated in a prospectus supplement, we may issue additional debt securities of a particular series without the consent of the holders of the debt securities of such series outstanding at the time of the issuance. Any such additional debt securities, together with all other outstanding debt securities of that series, will constitute a single series of debt securities under the applicable indenture.

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

We expect the following provisions will generally apply to warrants we may offer, unless we specify otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement.

We may issue warrants for the purchase of common stock, preferred stock or debt securities (collectively “warrants”). Warrants may be issued independently or together with common stock, preferred stock or debt securities and may be attached to or separate from any offered securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement (a “warrant agreement”) to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as warrant agent (the “warrant agent”). The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants and will not have any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. The statements and descriptions in this prospectus or in any prospectus supplement regarding provisions of the warrants are subject to, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to, the provisions of the warrant agreement.

General

If we offer warrants to purchase common stock, preferred stock or debt securities, the related prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the warrants, including, if applicable:

 

   

the title of the warrants;

 

   

the offering price, if any;

 

   

the aggregate number of warrants;

 

   

the designation, terms and principal amount of the common stock, preferred stock or debt securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants and the initial price at which such securities may be purchased upon exercise;

 

   

the date on which the right to exercise the warrants shall commence and the date on which such right shall expire;

 

   

if applicable, the designation and terms of the securities that the warrants are issued with and the number of warrants issued with each security;

 

   

if applicable, the date from and after which the warrants and any securities issued with the warrants will be separately transferable;

 

   

if applicable, the minimum or maximum amount of the warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

   

a discussion of certain federal income tax considerations, if applicable;

 

   

the redemption or call provisions, if any;

 

   

the currency, currencies or currency units in which the offering price, if any, and exercise price are payable;

 

   

the antidilution provisions of the warrants; and

 

   

any other terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures, and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants.

The shares of common stock or preferred stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants will, when issued in accordance with the warrant agreement, be fully paid and non-assessable.

No Rights

Holders of warrants will not be entitled, by virtue of being such holders, to any rights of holders of the underlying securities. For example, holders of warrants will have no rights to:

 

   

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receive dividends;

 

   

payments of principal of and interest, if any, on the securities;

 

   

receive notice as stockholders with respect to any meeting of stockholders for the election of our directors or any other matter; or

 

   

exercise any rights whatsoever as our stockholders.

Exchange of Warrant Certificate

Warrant certificates may be exchanged for new warrant certificates of different denominations and may (if in registered form) be presented for registration of transfer at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent, which will be listed in the related prospectus supplement, or at such other office as may be set forth therein.

Exercise of Warrants

Warrants may be exercised by surrendering the warrant certificate at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent, with the form of election to purchase on the reverse side of the warrant certificate properly completed and executed, and by payment in full of the exercise price, as set forth in the prospectus supplement. Upon the exercise of warrants, the warrant agent will, as soon as practicable, deliver the securities in authorized denominations in accordance with the instructions of the exercising warrant holder and at the sole cost and risk of such holder. If less than all of the warrants evidenced by the warrant certificate are exercised, a new warrant certificate will be issued for the remaining amount of warrants.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF SUBSCRIPTION RIGHTS

We may issue subscription rights to purchase debt securities, preferred stock, common stock or other securities. These subscription rights may be issued independently or together with any other security offered hereby and may or may not be transferable by the stockholder receiving the subscription rights in such offering. In connection with any offering of subscription rights, we may enter into a standby arrangement with one or more underwriters or other purchasers pursuant to which the underwriters or other purchasers may be required to purchase any securities remaining unsubscribed after such offering.

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the specific terms of any offering of subscription rights for which this prospectus is being delivered. A holder or prospective holder of subscription rights should refer to the applicable prospectus supplement for more specific information.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We may sell common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants, and/or subscription rights in one or more of the following ways from time to time:

 

   

to or through underwriters or dealers;

 

   

directly to purchasers;

 

   

through agents;

 

   

through a combination of any of these methods of sale; or

 

   

through any other methods described in a prospectus supplement.

The prospectus supplements relating to an offering of securities will set forth the terms of such offering, including:

 

   

the name or names of any underwriters, dealers or agents;

 

   

the purchase price of the offered securities and the proceeds to us from the sale;

 

   

any underwriting discounts and commissions or agency fees and other items constituting underwriters’ or agents’ compensation; and

 

   

any public offering price, any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers and any securities exchanges on which such offered securities may be listed.

Any public offering prices, discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers may be changed from time to time.

If underwriters are used in the sale, the underwriters will acquire the offered securities for their own account and may resell them from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. The offered securities may be offered either to the public through underwriting syndicates represented by one or more managing underwriters or by one or more underwriters without a syndicate. Unless otherwise set forth in a prospectus supplement, the obligations of the underwriters to purchase any series of securities will be subject to certain conditions precedent and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all of such series of securities if any are purchased.

In connection with underwritten offerings of the offered securities and in accordance with applicable law and industry practice, underwriters may over-allot or effect transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the market price of the offered securities at levels above those that might otherwise prevail in the open market, including by entering stabilizing bids, effecting syndicate covering transactions or imposing penalty bids, each of which is described below:

 

   

A stabilizing bid means the placing of any bid, or the effecting of any purchase, for the purpose of pegging, fixing or maintaining the price of a security.

 

   

A syndicate covering transaction means the placing of any bid on behalf of the underwriting syndicate or the effecting of any purchase to reduce a short position created in connection with the offering.

 

   

A penalty bid means an arrangement that permits the managing underwriter to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member in connection with the offering when offered securities originally sold by the syndicate member are purchased in syndicate covering transactions.

These transactions may be effected on Nasdaq, in the over-the-counter market, or otherwise. Underwriters are not required to engage in any of these activities, or to continue such activities if commenced.

 

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If a dealer is used in the sale, we will sell such offered securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the offered securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by that dealer at the time for resale. The names of the dealers and the terms of the transaction will be set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to that transaction.

Offered securities may be sold directly by us to one or more institutional purchasers, or through agents designated by us from time to time, at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. Any agent involved in the offer or sale of the offered securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered will be named, and any commissions payable by us to such agent will be set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to that offering, unless otherwise indicated in such prospectus supplement, any such agent will be acting on a best efforts basis for the period of its appointment.

Underwriters, dealers and agents may be entitled under agreements entered into with us to indemnification by us against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribution with respect to payments that the underwriters, dealers or agents may be required to make in respect thereof. Underwriters, dealers and agents may be customers of, engage in transactions with, or perform services for us and our affiliates in the ordinary course of business.

Under the securities laws of some states, the securities offered by this prospectus may be sold in those states only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers.

Any person participating in the distribution of common stock registered under the registration statement that includes this prospectus will be subject to applicable provisions of the Exchange Act, and applicable SEC rules and regulations, including, among others, Regulation M, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of any of our common stock by any such person. Furthermore, Regulation M may restrict the ability of any person engaged in the distribution of our common stock to engage in market-making activities with respect to our common stock. These restrictions may affect the marketability of our common stock and the ability of any person or entity to engage in market-making activities with respect to our common stock.

Other than our common stock, which is listed on the Nasdaq, each of the securities issued hereunder will be a new issue of securities, will have no prior trading market, and may or may not be listed on a national securities exchange. Any common stock sold pursuant to a prospectus supplement will be listed on the Nasdaq, subject to official notice of issuance. Any underwriters to whom we sell securities for public offering and sale may make a market in the securities, but such underwriters will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any market making at any time without notice. We cannot assure you that there will be a market for the offered securities.

 

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EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements of Waitr Holdings Inc. included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021, have been audited by Moss Adams LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their reports thereon included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements have been so incorporated in reliance upon the report of such firm (which report expresses an unqualified opinion and includes an explanatory paragraph relating to the change in the method of accounting for leases) given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

LEGAL MATTERS

In connection with particular offerings of the securities in the future, and if stated in the applicable prospectus supplement, the validity of those securities may be passed upon for us by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York. Certain legal matters may be passed upon for any agents or underwriters by counsel for such agents or underwriters identified in the applicable prospectus supplement.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We are subject to the information requirements of the Exchange Act and we file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The SEC also maintains an Internet site at www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers, including us, that file documents with the SEC electronically through the SEC’s electronic data gathering, analysis and retrieval system known as EDGAR.

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 filed by us with the SEC. You may review the registration statement and the exhibits filed with such registration statement for further information regarding us and our common stock at www.sec.gov.

Our Internet address is www.waitrapp.com. We make available on our website, free of charge, our periodic and current reports, proxy and information statements and other information we file with the SEC and amendments thereto as soon as reasonably practicable after we file such material with, or furnish such material to, the SEC, as applicable. After accessing the website, the filings can be found by selecting the “Investor Relations” menu. The contents of the website are not incorporated into this prospectus or into our other filings with the SEC.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference information in this document. This means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this document, except for any information that is superseded by information that is included directly in this document.

We are incorporating by reference the filings listed below and any additional documents that we may file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act on or after the date hereof until the termination of any offering and after the date of the initial registration statement and prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement, except we are not incorporating by reference any information furnished (but not filed) under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K and corresponding information furnished under Item 9.01 as an exhibit thereto, unless specifically referenced below.

 

   

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022, as amended by Form 10K/A filed with the SEC on April 12, 2022;

 

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our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2022, February 15, 2022, March 11, 2022 (only Item 5.02), and March 23, 2022;

 

   

the description of our shares of common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A, as filed with the SEC on May 24, 2016 and amended on November  19, 2018, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

Any statement contained in this prospectus, or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, shall be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement contained herein, or in any subsequently filed document that also is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

You may request copies of these documents, at no cost to you, from our website (www.waitrapp.com), or by writing or telephoning us at the following address:

Waitr Holdings Inc.

214 Jefferson, Suite 200

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

Attn: Secretary

(337) 534-6881

Exhibits to these documents will not be sent, however, unless those exhibits have been specifically incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

 

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