Fast-food chain McDonald’s has reached an international mobile app payments agreement with Amsterdam-based platform Adyen.
The fast-food company will start using Adyen’s platform first in the UK in the first quarter of 2020. It has plans to make the platform available to McDonald’s markets across the world.
Ayden’s payment platform will facilitate McDonald’s to have a consistent customer experience during their operations through a single integration.
The platform also makes it easier to bring in additional restaurants and markets. It offers preferred payment methods support. McDonald’s can also access data and customer insights in a single view.
McDonald’s Global Technology and Digital SVP Leandro Balbinot said: “With Adyen’s scalable platform, McDonald’s will be able to continue to provide customers a seamless experience through a variety of payment methods that align with the unique needs of our markets.
“We look forward to rolling out this platform in several markets internationally, beginning with the UK in early 2020.”
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Ayden offers merchants payments processing across online, mobile and in stores.
Adyen COO Kamran Zaki said: “As the only truly unified, tech focused, payments platform, we are thrilled to enter into this agreement with McDonald’s to support their in-app payments.
“Working together, the mobile payment experience will be even easier for McDonald’s customers.”
In a separate development, franchisor Arcos Dorados Holdings has said that all 29 McDonald’s Peru outlets will be temporarily closed owing to the death of two teenage employees.
The two employees, aged 18 and 19 years, died while cleaning the kitchen due to electrocution.
McDonald’s Peru Arcos Dorados Holdings operator was quoted by Reuters as saying: “To provide our employees with positive working environments and experiences, we always take seriously any employee concern regarding working conditions, and we strive to provide competitive compensation.”