McDonald’s® Canada Introduces
MasterCard® PayPass™ Contactless Payment Technology
Point-of-sale payment terminals available at more than 1,400
restaurant locations nationally
TORONTO, July 7, 2011 – McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and MasterCard Canada announced today the introduction of MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology at participating McDonald’s restaurant locations in Canada.
PayPass point-of-sale payment terminals have been installed at more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across the country, giving patrons the option to simply Tap & Go™ to make their purchases.
“We believe in giving our customers a quick and convenient way to enjoy quality food and superior service,” said Jacques Mignault, Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. “MasterCard PayPass allows us to offer our valued customers greater convenience with a quicker and easier way to make purchases.”
Consumers with a PayPass-enabled MasterCard credit card or mobile phone can quickly and securely pay for their purchases with a simple tap of their card or phone on a PayPass point-of-sale payment terminal. The transaction is confirmed within seconds and the consumer never lets go of their card or phone.
“As the leader in innovative payments technology, MasterCard understands the need for enhanced customer convenience at the point-of-sale, including a faster way to pay, which is exactly what MasterCard’s PayPass technology provides,” said David E. Orzel, Head of Market Development, MasterCard Canada. “McDonald’s prides itself on efficiency and we expect that McDonald’s customers will appreciate how this technology will improve their overall experience.”
About MasterCard PayPass
MasterCard PayPass is ideal for retail environments where speed and convenience are essential. MasterCard has led the way in bringing contactless payments technology to Canada in consumer categories such as quick-serve restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores, gas stations, vending machines, convenience stores, sports arenas, movie theatres, transit systems, taxis, parking garages and now book stores. There are more than 21 million MasterCard PayPass-enabled credit cards and devices in use at more than 17,000 merchant locations in Canada. Canadians travelling abroad have access to more than 300,000 PayPass-accepting merchants globally, while there are close to 100 million international MasterCard PayPass-enabled cards and devices worldwide that can be used at accepting merchant locations in Canada. For more information about MasterCard PayPass and a full list of participating merchants, visit www.mastercard.ca.
About MasterCard Worldwide
As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more efficient for everyone, everywhere. MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. In 2010, $2.7 trillion in gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the world. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network – the fastest payment processing network in the world – MasterCard processes over 23 billion transactions each year and has the capacity to handle 160 million transactions per hour, with an average network response time of 130 milliseconds and with 99.99 percent reliability. MasterCard advances global commerce through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard inControl™. MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit us at www.mastercard.com. Follow us on Twitter: @mastercardnews.
About McDonald’s Canada
McDonald’s is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,400 restaurants and employ more than 77,000 Canadians coast to coast. Approximately 75 per cent of McDonald’s Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. For more information about McDonald’s Canada, visit the company’s web site at www.mcdonalds.ca. Follow us on Twitter: @mcd_canada.
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