McDonald's is testing a payments-capable variant of its McD App in some restaurants in Georgia.
The McD Ordering app allows the customer to use the smartphone's camera to scan a QR code displayed at the restaurant, which pulls up the customer's order number. The app user pays through a linked credit or debit card and does not have to stand in the regular service line.
The test is taking place at only 22 locations in the Columbus area.
The standard McD App, which sends customers offers to redeem through their phone, can be used at more than 2,000 U.S. restaurants, according to a prepared statement from McDonald's. The app allows customers to get personalized offers, which they can share with friends or family, based on location and communication preferences.
The mobile payment app being tested in Georgia is available for iPhones and Android devices, McDonald's spokesperson Lisa McComb states in an e-mail.
McDonald's could not provide more details on its plans for the app.
Last month, McDonald's Austria launched a mobile ordering and payment app called Quick Mac. The company has had numerous mobile payment tests in other countries, including France, Sweden, Belgium, Japan and Canada.
In the U.S., McDonald's was part of the telco-driven Isis mobile wallet's marketing campaign.