The mobile point of sale company's partnership with the coffee chain was designed to bring Square's mobile payments technology into Starbucks locations. But the partnership didn't pan out and ended a couple of years ago.
When Zelle launches, it will not allow users to share information about their payments with other folks in their network. That decision puts the P-to-P service on a different course than Venmo, its fast-growing rival.
For some time now, restaurant chains have been adding mobile order-ahead options, betting they’d be popular with their customers. But even they were caught off guard with just how big of a hit the technology is turning out to be.