Tim Hortons' Canadian locations will offer a contactless payment option to its customers by the end of this year. According to Market News, the 3,000 outlets will be equipped with Interac Association's Flash-enabled terminals. A majority of those installations will be done by the end of October.
The system allows customers to pay by scanning their Interac Flash card over an enabled terminal without the need for a PIN number.
"Speed of service is important to Tim Hortons and to our guests and every second at the counter and in the drive-thru counts," David Clanachan, chief operating officer, Tim Hortons, told the publication. "Bringing new payment options such as Interac Flash to our restaurants is just one way for us to continue to innovate, provide value and convenience to our guests."
Chase Paymentech, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase, will process the payments.
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