There will be no more waiving to waiter at the restaurant table in U.K. for paying a bill as Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) will allow customers to pay their bills through phones. The payment company has collaborated with Japanese restaurant Wagamama to roll out its new mobile app, Qkr!, which is powered by the company’s MasterPass. The app will let diners pay their bill at any point of time, before or after their meal.
Meanwhile, Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) is eyeing to extend the facility to more restaurants in the U.S. in the near future. The new app will free up valuable time for customers, who often wait for long to get their food bills during peak hours. At the same time, it will in the favor of restaurants as well, which could utilize their staff towards prompt service rather than collecting bills. The service is currently running at 112 Wagamama restaurants across the U.K.
A user has to simply download the app on a mobile and register card details. The service initiated by Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) does not mean that a user has to have a Mastercard in order to register as the app is open to all. Currently, the app is available on Android and iOs platforms.
Safe method to pay
This way Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) wants to spread the idea that how convenient and secure are the online payment systems. Interestingly, the company has extensively tested the app for its security and safety before making it lives. The service puts the power in hands of the diners, who could effortlessly pay the bills and enjoy their meals at the restaurant. However, the success of the app against similar services offered by Zapper and FlyPay needs to be seen. But, the entry of a large player like Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) reinforces the confidence that mobile devices are reliable mode to pay for the goods and services.