Customers at ASK Italian restaurants across the UK no longer need to ask for the bill. They now have the option to pay from their smartphone, through the Qkr! with MasterPass app.
The Qkr! app was developed by MasterCard Labs and is already used with great success by diners in Japanese food chain wagamama, who were the first UK restaurant chain to offer the innovation.
Diners can search for nearby ASK Italian restaurants (part of the Azzurri Group) through the App and upon arrival at their chosen venue they will be prompted to ‘check in’. Customers will order their meal as they normally would via their waiter, but as part of the ‘check in’ process the App will have generated a four-digit code. Sharing this code with the server allows diners to see their order on their phone and enables them to ‘check out’ and pay when they are ready. For other diners wishing to split the bill, they can input the same code into their phone, see the entire order, and select and pay for what is theirs when ready.
The app offers diners the following benefits:
• Convenience – control of how and when they pay. If in a hurry they can pay as soon as they wish or when dining with friends they can split the bill and pay.
• Simplicity – the app is easy to download and customers can register with any payment card, not just a MasterCard.
• Security – MasterCard processes 65,000 secure transactions a minute. Diners can be reassured their transaction will be safe and secure.
Qkr! with MasterPass is quickly building scale of acceptance across UK restaurant chains, with Zizzi’s (also part of the Azzurri Group) and Carluccio’s as both will soon adopt the payment option across their restaurants. The Qkr! app is also used in many other environments across the World, as evidenced in stadia at the Copa America football tournament in South America, paying for schools meals in Australia and cinemas in the U.S.
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