It was announced in a statement by QDOBA that the Mexican food restaurant will be implementing contactless payment methods soon.
“QDOBA will provide a safe and secure next-level consumer experience when dining inside the restaurant for enhanced convenience with FreedomPay, a leading consumer-centric contactless platform. The new touchless payment system enables QDOBA customers to have complete control over their checkout experience, giving guests the option to pay via contactless payment methods and digital wallets all on their own device, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.”
The integration of contactless payment methods comes because of the coronavirus pandemic. By using contactless and NFC-based payments, it enables the customer to not use dirtier forms of payment such as physical money or credit/debit cards where the cashier has to take the card from the customer.
This also comes during a time where the U.S. is currently going through a coin shortage due to said pandemic.
Keith Guilbault, the CEO of QDOBA, made a statement about this.
“Throughout these difficult and uncertain times, the care and safety of our guests has been our number one priority,” Guilbault said. “The contactless payment program enables us to provide a seamless and safe ordering experience, so regardless of whether you’re dining in or carrying out, you feel comfortable at QDOBA.”
The company does not have a specific timeline for when contactless payment methods and Apple Pay will be officially integrated in its restaurants. However, QDOBA is available for delivery orders through Grubhub, which does accept Apple Pay.
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