McDonald’s is Ready for Mobile Payments

When it comes to the growth of mobile payments services, the folks at fast food giant McDonalds are “lovin’ it.” On Monday, news came to light that McDonalds is actively testing mobile payments for potential widespread deployment later this year or early in 2013. “McDonald’s is testing a mobile payments service featuring PayPal at 30 …   Read More

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When it comes to the growth of mobile payments services, the folks at fast food giant McDonalds are “lovin’ it.”

On Monday, news came to light that McDonalds is actively testing mobile payments for potential widespread deployment later this year or early in 2013.

“McDonald’s is testing a mobile payments service featuring PayPal at 30 of its restaurants in France,” Reuters confirmed this morning.

Earlier this year, McDonald’s ran demonstrations of a broader PayPal mobile payments service at its franchisee conference in Orlando, Florida.

The emperor of hamburgers is said to be eager to allow customers to begin using their smartphones to make purchases at its 30,000 restaurants across the globe.

In terms of mobile payments, “McDonald’s would certainly be a whale,” says Gil Luria, an analyst at Wedbush Securities. “If McDonald’s customers can stand in line and order on a mobile app and pay with PayPal that is a huge extension of PayPal’s reach.”

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3 comments

  1. phone system

    they should, specially today that galaxy s4 has the feature to do online transactions just like you're using a credit card

  2. Trip

    It's very interesting how many companies are now starting to adopt mobile payments as a option. Since many were introduced to contactless payments at the 2012 Olympics, I'm sure more people will start to be more comfortable with this new way of accepting/ making payments.
    Trip http://www.switchpay.com

  3. @Rynge

    Actually, McDonalds have been trying mobile payments in Sweden since the beginning of July: http://www.telecompaper.com/news/seamless-seqr-pl

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