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August 20, 2012updated 04 Apr 2017 4:14pm

PayPal tests m-payments app in French McDonald’s

PayPal and the global fast food chain McDonalds are testing a contactless mobile payment system in 30 restaurants in France.Customers can order their food and pay with an app installed on their smartphones, and then collect their meal in separated tills. The success of the trial may determine if PayPal will further broaden its in-store payment services. McDonalds currently has over 1200 restaurants in France and more than 33,500 outlets worldwide. The move comes after a similar deal was struck between Square, another provider of online and mobile payments, and Starbucks, the world biggest coffee chain. Starbucks customers will be able to use Squares app Pay with Square to open up tabs and pay by saying their names at the till in coffee shops in their local area.

By Chiara Francavilla

PayPal and the global fast food chain McDonald’s are testing a contactless mobile payments system in 30 restaurants in France.

Customers can order their food and pay with an app installed on their smartphones, and then collect their meal in separated tills.   

The success of the trial may determine if PayPal will further broaden its in-store payments services. McDonald’s currently has over 1200 restaurants in France and more than 33,500 outlets worldwide.

The move comes after a similar deal was struck between Square, another provider of online and mobile payments, and Starbucks, the world biggest coffee chain. Starbucks customers will be able to use Square’s app Pay with Square to open up tabs and pay by saying their names at the till in coffee shops in their local area.

 

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