September 13, 2013
McDonald’s new app trials aim for smartphone payments at selected locations in the USA
McDonald’s are always slinging the innovation gun. This time they’ve found their purpose in a smartphone app that could greatly convenience folks. According to a report by Bloomberg News, the company is testing a new app that could make payments possible on your smartphone. This could mean that all you have to do is go and pick the steaming hot burger. All this, from a drive-in window or ‘curbside’. McDonald’s is testing the app out in Salt Lake City and Austin. A spokesperson from the company said, “We are testing some of these technologies in a few markets, so it’s premature to speculate on the decisions we may make after the tests, but we’re excited to bring a cutting-edge experience in the future to our customers.”
This is quite a development in the fast food chain’s added efforts to increase convenience for its clients. Last year they worked out a PayPal payment method for the French as well as free Wi-Fi for its customers at a number of locations.
[Via – The Verge]