Apple Pay in sit-down restautants?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dsizomutt, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. dsizomutt macrumors newbie

    dsizomutt

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    Are there any chain sit-down restaurants that allow Apple Pay? I know the customer experience is quite different here and I wonder if any restaurants are changing their payment process from the check at the table scenario to something that can accommodate mobile payments.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    So strange that Oct 1st came and went and all CC transactions seems to be the same crap. No chip in PIN ( don't even have a PIN that I know of) with swipe and sign still being the norm. We are very strange people. If on the street someone asks to see your CC for 1 second we freak out. However we gladly give it to any stranger in a restaurant to disappear with and 'use as they wish' for 10 minutes or so.

    There is just little incentive for restaurants to upgrade their system.
     
  3. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    i wonder why.. What can u loose from Apple pay..

    Not being support would be one thing, but even if they could use it it seems like the prefect solution...

    I gather restaurants know what they like best.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Because it is easier NOT to change. Changing requires new equipment, employee training and new policies. Also more importantly customers don't want change. Most don't want to have to deal with a terminal (PIN, AP or GP) brought to the table. They just want the ease of handing the CC to the server and just signing the recent. Security is NOT that important since there is no liability.
     
  5. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    Restaurants aren't going to bother with portable readers. Why should they? Almost no chip enabled cards require a PIN anyway (even debit cards) and they can always just make those few people go to the back of the restaurant to enter it. Hell, they may get their merchant acquirers to disable PIN support altogether so those few customers don't even need to do that.

    And because there's no portable readers they aren't going to bother with Apple Pay support via NFC either. Rather, it'll likely be something where you enter/scan a code into the restaurant's app and use Apple Pay within the app--if they bother to write one, that is.

    That said, Chili's announced Apple Pay support recently so eventually you'll be able to use it there with the Ziosks at each of the tables.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    They can always equip each server with Square.
     
  7. Dingster101 macrumors member

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    Red Robin has its "table side register" thing (I thought some one said Chili's has it too?.) It has a swipe pad. I like it, but I don't have Apple Pay or Samsung Pay either...don't know how those would work for that type of system
     
  8. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    Only viable if the restaurant doesn't already use a POS. A lot of them have already spent tons of money on a restaurant specific POS and don't really want to throw all that out.
     
  9. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    Granted I'm in the UK and Bill's are one of Apple Pay's supported brands but I used it in London on my iPhone last month.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I used it yesterday at a restaurant chain here in the UK called Wagamama. It was a portable wireless reader and I used my Apple watch to pay with ApplePay at my table.
     

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