Pizza Hut brings mobile payments to its restaurants through Mastercard's Qkr

Tyrone Stewart

Pizza Hut Mastercard Qkr MasterpassPizza Hut is going to introduce Mastercard’s Qkr! with Masterpass to its UK restaurants from 19 March, enabling pizza lovers to pay for their food via their mobile without having to ask for the bill.

Through the Qkr app, customers can order, pay, and split bills from their phone without the need to queue or wait for a server to reach them – which, according to Mastercard, saves people 12 minutes on average.

“Rolling out Qkr is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue the innovation journey we are on as a brand,” said Keith Frimley, IT director at Pizza Hut Restaurants. “Over the last six years we have invested over £60m in transforming our restaurants and menu, and this allows us to continue to improve the service and experience we offer our guests as well as embracing technology, which has become so central to modern culture.”

The Yum! Brands-owned restaurant chain joins Wagamama, Ask Italian, Young’s Pubs, Zizzi, Byron, Bird, and New World Trading in offering Qkr as a way to pay.

Barclaycard is going to trial a similar payment method next month with its ‘Dine & Dash’ solution that will enable people to simply walk out once they have finished eating.