Slideshow 10 Food Companies Spicing Things Up with Mobile, Web Payments

  • April 26 2013, 4:01pm EDT
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Mobile Is Bigger in Texas

El Monumento in Georgetown, Texas, uses NCR's Aloha Mobile. "The orders fly into the kitchen much faster, and it's much easier for the staff to take transactions and to describe orders," owner Rusty Winkstern says. (Image: ShutterStock)

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Credit Card Diet

Rosie's Café in Lowell, Mass. stopped taking credit cards after it started using LevelUp's mobile payment system. LevelUp is also working with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services to appeal to hungry college students.

Starbucks and Square

Starbucks, already a pioneer in mobile payments, made a $25 million investment in Square last year and began using the company's mobile wallet software and its processing services. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Gets Your Goat

Greedy Goat, which makes ice cream from goat's milk, is the first customer PayPal revealed for the chip-and-PIN version of the PayPal Here card reader in the U.K. (Image: ShutterStock)

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Pigging Out

Pig farmer Carl Blake estimates he loses "about a pig and a half of money" in credit card fees. "Then Dwolla comes along and says they'll do it for 25 cents." (Image: ThinkStock)

The Bees' Knees

Honey makers BeesBros are willing to test new and buzzworthy payment systems. The Utah beekeepers handled 30 Bitcoin transactions during last year's Bitcoin Friday event, whereas the business typically gets just one or two a week. (Pictured: BeesBros co-owner Craig Huntzinger)


McDonald's worked with Stockholm-based mobile-wallet provider Seamless last year to test a mobile payment system at four restaurants in Sweden. In March, McDonald's announced plans to roll out the technology to most of its 220 locations in the country. (Image: Bloomberg News)

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TGI Friday's

TGI Friday's last year agreed to use the Tabbedout mobile-payment system, which is designed for restaurants. The deal nearly doubled the number of locations that use Tabbedout's service. (Image: TGI Friday's)

It's a Snap

Snapfinger describes its mobile app as "almost like giving the consumer a handheld version of the restaurant's point of sale system so they can have direct access." Snapfinger's customers include Outback Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Market, though it would not say which clients would use its app. (Image: ShutterStock)

Mobile Takes Manhattan

Israel's MyCheck came a long way to test its system in New York. "In Israel we kind of own the block, but here [in Manhattan] we're the new kid on the block," says MyCheck co-founder Tal Nathanel. (Image: ShutterStock)