UK TGI Fridays Is First to Implement Mastercard and Oracle's Bar Tab Function

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UK TGI Fridays Is First to Implement Mastercard and Oracle's Bar Tab Function

07/20/2017
TGI Fridays, Oracle and Mastercard announced the launch of Bar Tab at its Leicester Square location. Bar Tab is a new function within the Mastercard’s Qkr! payment app that allows consumers to set up, manage and pay bar tabs using their smartphones. The application will be integrated into Oracle Hospitality’s restaurant management platform and Masterpass, the digital payment service. After the initial debut, TGI Fridays plans to deploy the app to 80 additional locations in the UK by the end of 2017. 
 
Customers can easily manage their tab through a designated four-digit PIN that connects orders in the restaurant management software to the Qkr! payment account. This means customers can easily manage the rounds that they are in with friends and split the bill. There is no need to hand over a payment card to bar staff, and no need to use a card machine.
 
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the unique Fridays experience for our guests,” said Jeremy Dunderdale, Head of Business Solutions, TGI Fridays UK. “With Bar Tab, we’re able to offer our diners the freedom to settle their bills on-demand, with this quicker and more convenient payment platform. Enabling self-service payments also allows our team members to focus on engaging guests in more meaningful ways – which is what we’re all about at Fridays.”