KFC unveils plan to drive m-payments in-stores

Monday 26 January 2015 10:39 CET | News

KFC customers are able to purchase food from their smartphones without having to touch, tap or scan at the counter in the restaurant’s latest attempt to blend mobile into its in-store experience.

The business is integrating the feature, developed by UK-based provider of payment solutions for mobile Judo Payments, into its mobile app in the hope customers see it as an easier way to pick up a completed order by automatically paying from the same mobile device that they ordered from.

While KFC has already handed customers a click-and-collect service, the latest addition to its mobile offering is being touted as having more of an impact in-stores. For example, a customer walks into a store with their app open, purchases their food directly from it without having to wait in a queue or pay using cash or card. Functionality includes auto top-up - similar to Oyster cards - so a customer’s balance is kept refreshed.

The fast food chains push comes as Judo receives a GBP 6 million cash injection from investors to expand its business and products in Europe.

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Keywords: KFC, Judo Payments, m-payments in-store, smartphones, payment, mobile payment, mobile, click-and-collect, top-up
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