McDonalds Testing Mobile Payments in the US

McDonalds has launched a mobile payments pilot in some of its restaurants in Salt Lake City and Austin.

According to notes from a June meeting of franchisees and company executives obtained by Bloomberg News, the platform will also offer special promotions, offers and a loyalty program. After ordering via a mobile phone, customers will be able to pick up food in stores, curbside or at drive-thru windows, Bloomberg said.

“We’re always looking at new technologies to make the McDonald’s experience better for our customers,” McDonalds spokesperson Lisa McComb told Bloomberg News. “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.”