Ding, ding: In honor of the company going public on Nov. 16, Waitr CEO Chris Meaux rang the Nasdaq opening bell at 9:30 this morning. Earlier this month shareholders approved Landcadia Holdings Inc.’s $308 million acquisition of the Waitr, solidifying a deal announced in May of this year and taking the company public. Watir is currently trading under the ticker symbol WTRH and for $11.45 per share as of this afternoon.
Powerade spilled: There were plenty of stunning comebacks, eye-popping point totals and controversial end-of-game coaching decisions to spotlight the 10 best college football games of the 2018 regular season, Sports Illustrated reports. LSU’s losing game against Texas A&M this weekend took the magazine’s top spot. This game had a little bit of everything: a premature Powerade bath for Tigers coach Ed Orgeron, a combined 84 points scored in the extra sessions, multiple questionable officiating decisions and a postgame fight between staffers of both teams that should stoke the flames of this budding SEC West rivalry all offseason. The game was also the highest scoring game in FBS history. Read the full story.
Sentenced: Former Engineers and Constructors International accountant Katherine Cancienne has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison following her conviction of wire fraud, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Cancienne, who lives in Baton Rouge, was also ordered to pay $387,025 in restitution to ECI. Cancienne pled guilty to executing a fraud scheme by, among other things, establishing a shell corporation and bank account under the name Cappo, LLC, which had a similar name to an actual ECI vendor.