Local McDonalds didn't let me use Apple Pay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KuchiKopi, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. KuchiKopi macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2014
    Well that experience was embarrassing enough to discourage me from using Apple Pay again. When I asked if i could pay for my Double Quarter Pounder using Apple Pay, the cashier had no idea what I was talking about and told me "We take cash or credit cards". :mad: Pretty fail by Apple to not train merchants to be ready for this.
  2. Oli20 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2014
    So it's Apple's responsibility to train McDonald's employees now??
  3. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Winner of the biggest drama queen…

    *passes Oscar*
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Just say you're paying with credit and when they tell you to swipe your card at the terminal, just use your phone.
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Methinks you embarrass too easily if that embarrassed you :)

    Takes time for things to roll out and be communicated everywhere
    McDonalds are franchised and each one will adopt and adapt soon enough
  6. adampol15 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2008
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Exactly. :apple:Pay is simply a credit card purchase that is made through the same terminal you would usually swipe your card. Just place your phone up to the NFC POS where you can also swipe the card and your Passbook will open automatically and you can place your fingerprint down to make the purchase. Almost every single McDonald's in the country is equipped with NFC credit card terminals. This also has NOTHING at all to do with Apple. Don't blame the McDonald's employees ignorance on Apple when it lies in McDonalds to train their employees on this.
  7. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    How about some patience?
    Came out on Monday. It's Wednesday.

    Perhaps just pay the "old way" for a little while?

    Does the food taste different depending upon how you pay?
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Hey, don't blame the OP. It's Apple's fail for not training him how to do it.
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    you ARE paying with credit or debit, people think Apple created some new monetary system.
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    I blame Apple for not teaching me play the guitar as a child. I could have been rich by now.
  11. N2bnfunn macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Really.. at McDonalds man what do you expect.. that is funny....
  12. wermy macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2013
    Just used apple pay at my local mcd's. Worked like a charm. The employees were actually pretty knowledgeable about it - the first register I tried to use it at was apparently on the fritz with nfc, the cashier quickly said "Oh sorry this one's having issues with apple pay." So they at least know what it is. I asked if they've had a few people use it already, she said several had.
  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'd be embarrassed and ashamed to publicly admit to ordering a McDonald's double quarter pounder...

  14. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2011
    Endwell, NY
    McDonald's has had NFC readers for years, but nobody knew it because Android phones didn't have a catchy term like Apple Pay.

    All you had to do was put your phone on the card reader where the NFC symbol was.

  15. Ai-apple macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2013
    Cashier probably thought you would hand her a few apples. :rolleyes:
  16. wermy macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2013
    I just ate that very sandwich. No shame here. :cool:
  17. john500y2k macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2013
    Gosh :eek: maccyd's here in the UK doesn't even do that. Just the bog standard quarter pounder over here is the most you'll get. Obviously along with the traditional big mac and whatever promotion burger their running that week/month/day/minute.

    If I recall from my trip to the states several years ago you guys have some real monster burgers compared to here plus an angus range. Shows somewhat that atlantic divide on how they want to present themselves.
  18. Applejuiced, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    So Apple is going to go and train Mcdonalds employees?
    Pretty fail on your part not to even understand that Apple has nothing to do with it.
    The cashier just like many others just had no clue what he was doing and mcdonalds is the one responsible for their employees.
  19. KuchiKopi thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2014
    If someone who is really good with computers like myself was unable to pay with Apple Pay how do you suppose a regular iphone user will?? The point is that Apple really botched this rollout
  20. Polo2883 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    And that is why they deserve $15/hr
  21. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    In front of every McDonald's cash register is the credit card terminal. At the top of the terminal is the NFC reader. Just use that without bringing it up to the cashier that you're using anything different.
  22. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    Okay. Great logic. Say pay with credit. Use your phone. Be done with it. Easy.
  23. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    If you are so very very good with computers, why didn't you just put your phone up against the NFC reader to see if it would work? So it's Apples fault because you didn't even try. Would you like to supersize that whine?
  24. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
  25. erzhik macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2010
    Fail by Apple? McDonalds'es are franchises and are trained by their store owners.

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