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April 24, 2017

MasterCard to offer cashless payment options to McDonald’s customers in Egypt

By Patrick Brusnahan

MasterCard and McDonald’s have forged a strategic partnership to offer cashless payment options to McDonald’s customers in Egypt while buying meal in store, at the drive thru or when ordering it online.

The latest move follows a strategic agreement signed between both entities to launch innovative payment solutions across key markets in the Middle East and Africa.

MasterCard said that the two new payment options will fulfill the consumers’ growing demands for simpler, faster and secure payment solutions while offering them a convenient alternative to cash.

Now, McDonald’s customers can pay for their purchases by using their cards at any of the 96 branches across Egypt.

Additionally, the cardholders can make online payments through the MasterCard Payment Gateway System (MPGS), where they can order their meal online and pay with their card on check out.

MasterCard country manager of Egypt Tamer Kashef said: “As a leading technology company in the global payment industry, we are committed to enhancing people’s lives through providing innovative payment solutions.

“In today’s fast paced world, convenience is a necessity and an integral part of day-to-day life. We are thrilled to work with McDonald’s and offer card holders the needed flexibility to pay for purchases anytime and anywhere.”

McDonald’s general manager Alaa Fathi said: “As a quick-service brand, we are always looking to enhance customer experience while ensuring the highest standards. In Egypt, we serve 70,000 customers daily and having seamless payment operations will help our customers get their favourite meals.

“We are excited about our partnership with MasterCard to offer more convenient, fast and secure payment options for our customers and meet the needs of their on-the-go lifestyles.”

In future, both companies will collaborate to use payment solution including mobile phones, QR code and contactless cards.

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