How iPhones are changing the way we pay restaurant bills

By Becky Paskin

- Last updated on GMT

We’re moving rapidly towards a cashless society, and with the rise of the smartphone as the one item we cannot live without, it’s inevitable that the future of payment is through our handsets.

Restaurant, hotel and pub companies are beginning to tune into the benefits smartphone payments can provide, both for the business and its customers.

McDonalds, Costa and Starbucks have recently introduced contactless payment, while customers at the latter are able to automatically send and pay for their order via a downloadable application.

From iPhone applications and QR codes to eGift vouchers and pre-pay cards, paying for goods and services using a smartphone is fast becoming a replacement for credit cards and cash.

BigHospitality explores how payment technology is evolving, and what the future holds for smartphone payment in the hospitality industry.

Related news

Show more

Related products

GDPR: Unbundled

GDPR: Unbundled

Propeller | 17-Oct-2017 | Technical / White Paper

GDPR is a hot topic and a change that is going to affect the majority of businesses in terms of both their current processes and their future plans.

How technology is driving consumer engagement

How technology is driving consumer engagement

Ncr Hospitality | 08-Jun-2017 | Technical / White Paper

Consumer technologies have completely altered the landscape of restaurants forever, leading to changing consumer expectations and restaurants under pressure...

Related suppliers

1 comment

It's coming..

Posted by Stephen Minall,

Just wait until this year where the phone companies take the transaction on the phone bill, no need then for credit card or pQR Codes will change our world.aypal spre sign up...

Report abuse