Tech Tracker: Delivery company Waitr to acquire cannabis dispensary company Cova – Nation's Restaurant News

Third-party delivery services are starting to expand their repertoire beyond local restaurants into groceries, liquor stores and pharmacy runs. Now, cannabis is added to that list as delivery company Waitr announces its intention to acquire cannabis dispensary compliance POS company, Cova in December.

Besides this notable acquisition possibility, the tech space continues to be dominated by rounds of funding for up-and-coming technology solutions companies like Serve Robotics and Flipdish and Kitchen United is opening a restaurant inside a Kroger-owned grocery store.

Tech Tracker rounds up what’s happening in the technology sector of the restaurant industry, including news from restaurants, vendors, digital platforms, and third-party delivery companies. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know and why:

Waitr intends to acquire Cova

Third-party delivery company Waitr announced the intention to acquire cannabis dispensary compliance POS company, Cova, entering a nonbinding agreement in December.

“Cova’s software solution is currently utilized by approximately 2,000 dispensaries in Canada and the United States and will provide an opportunity to offer these retailers regulatory compliant payment solutions and, when and if provincial regulations

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