All McDonald’s restaurants in the UK will accept contactless payments by the end of the month, according to Computing.co.uk.
Launched in partnership with Visa Europe, the initiative will bring contactless readers to some 1,200 restaurants across the UK. The new system will allow customers to pay for meals under £15 with just a tap of a contactless payment card.
McDonald’s first announced its plans for the UK in January, with the goal of launching contactless payments by early summer. So far the company is right on track.
According to IT director Mark Fabes, McDonald’s went with contactless to improve customers experience, as it is quicker than current chip-and-pin technology. Fabes expects take up to be slow initially among customers, but predicts the service will catch on as contactless and NFC technology become more available.
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