Slideshow McDonald's and Its Many Mobile Payment Pilots

  • November 27 2013, 11:03am EST
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McDonald’s has more than 34,000 locations in nearly 120 countries, making it an ideal testing ground for payments innovation. As such, many payments providers try to get on its menu. (Image: Bloomberg News)


PayPal recently enabled a mobile ordering system at McDonald’s locations in France. (Image: Bloomberg News)

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A recent McDonald's ad that ran in the Isis wallet's test markets demonstrated how to make a mobile payment at the McDonald's counter.

Seamless in Sweden

McDonald’s uses Swedish mobile payment company Seamless' SEQR app at more than 200 locations in Sweden. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Seamless in Belgium

Seamless in November introduced its mobile wallet in Belgium in collaboration with bpost bank, with an initial deployment at more than 60 Belgian McDonald’s locations. (Image: Bloomberg News)

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Kuwait International Bank

McDonald's and Kuwait International Bank in June partnered to introduce mobile payments in Kuwait, with Seamless again being the technology provider. (Image: ShutterStock)

Visa Europe

McDonald's Ireland in late 2012 teamed with Visa Europe to roll out contactless payments in its 83 restaurants across the country. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Interac Flash, Moneris, RBC

McDonald's in Toronto is working with Interac Flash, Moneris and RBC to test Near Field Communication-based mobile debit payments, one of the first such deployments of NFC debit in Canada. (Image: ShutterStock)

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McDonald’s foray into mobile payments goes as far back as 2008, when it deployed a system at McDonald’s locations in Japan with NTT DoCoMo. (Image: Bloomberg News)