A new app helps gig workers find where to whizz

Three phones showing a map of restroom locations, the Whizz stylized W logo, and an offer for a discounted meal at Waba Grill.

The Whizz app displaying locations for Waba Grill, its first partner | Image: Whizz

As businesses tighten entry restrictions because of the pandemic, delivery and ride-share drivers are struggling more than ever to find open and usable restrooms. An app, playfully named Whizz, is trying to help. Described as being developed “by gig workers for gig workers,” Whizz is a bathroom finding app that is partnering with restaurants to provide gig workers with some much-needed relief.

The app displays partnered restaurant locations on a map, currently limited to Southern California and some locations in Arizona and Nevada. Users pick a nearby restaurant and show an employee their phone to gain access to their bathroom. While several public bathroom finder apps already exist, Whizz’s strategy is different in that it’s seeking…

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