McDonald’s UK, Ireland Locations Select Ingenico As Payment Solution Provider
McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd.'s corporate and franchised locations in the UK and Ireland has selected Ingenico Group to handle the growth in demand for cashless transactions for the next five years. McDonald’s cites capacity, reliability, performance and security as the drivers for its next generation cashless solution.
In the UK, electronic payments have overtaken cash in many places. With the sharp uptake of contactless technology – now more than 1 in 3 transactions, according to UK finance - this shows no signs of slowing down.
“We believe that this payment solution is one of the most advanced in the retail sector and is a critical component to delivering excellent experience for our customers,” said Jon Braithwaite, director of IT, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. “Leveraging Ingenico’s experience of implementing complex payment programs, our teams have been able to deliver the new service ahead of schedule, on budget and with the outstanding performance level we expected. Ingenico’s payment security expertise, scale and commitment to innovation give us the confidence that we have the right partner to support our needs now and into the future.”
McDonald’s has enjoyed considerable growth with around 3.7 million visits every day to its restaurants. Lovers of the Golden Arches can now pay for their fast food favorites in a variety of ways that are convenient to them; via the McDonald’s Click and Collect app, through in-restaurant self-service order screens or when using a drive thru.
Ingenico has worked closely with McDonald’s and its franchisees that make up more than 80% of the estate, to deliver the technology to cope with the forecasted growth of cashless payments, as well as new payment technologies such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. The solution has been successfully deployed to all McDonald’s restaurants across the UK and Ireland.