A popular Pan-Asian restaurant chain in the U.K. will begin accepting payments for online take-out orders through Visa's V.me digital wallet.
London-based Wagamama, which has more than 100 restaurants in the U.K., says it has signed on with Visa Europe for use of the digital wallet online. Wagamama diners can also place take-out orders over the phone, in person and through the restaurant's iPhone app, the company states in a Feb. 12 press release.
By adding V.me as an option, restaurant patrons will not need to enter payment card numbers, expiration dates or other personal details each time they place an order through a smartphone, tablet or PC.
"As consumers become ever reliant on their 'digital wallets,' we feel it is important to be partnering with an established and trusted brand like Visa," Richard Tallboy, director of business development for Wagamama, states in the release. "It is essential to us that our loyal customers enjoy a hassle-free and seamless take-out experience."
Nationwide Building Society became the first bank in the U.K. to offer V.me in November, 2013, making the service available to its 6.5 million credit and debit card customers.
Royal Bank of Scotland, Curry's and Clarks also support V.me in the U.K.
More than 4,000 merchants currently accept V.me, says Wendy Martin, director of V.me by Visa for Visa Europe.
"The explosion of smartphones and tablets has changed the face of commerce, and V.me by Visa allows merchants of all sizes to take advantage of the multi-channel opportunities this creates, offering a safe, secure service with a pan-European reach," Martin says in the release.