McDonald's Canada has begun accepting contactless debit payments at participating restaurants throughout the country, with a wider rollout expected next year.
According to FineExtra.com, the chain signed an agreement with Interac Association to deploy the Interac Flash, an enhancement of Interac Debit contactless technology.
An Interac Flash pilot at five McDonald's restaurants in Toronto is now complete. Full deployment at point-of-sale within restaurants and at drive-thrus at more than 1,400 locations in the country is expected to be completed by March 2013.
The deployment will be managed by Moneris Solutions, a payment card processor.
From the story:
"We're delighted to be able to offer our customers the speed, convenience and security of Interac Flash," said Jacques Mignault, chief operating officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited. "Part of our commitment to providing an enjoyable restaurant experience is ease and speed of service when ordering menu items, either at the front counter or at the drive-thru. Interac Flash helps us fulfill that commitment."
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