PayMaya partners with McDonald’s

By Louella Desiderio

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Customers of McDonald’s can expect a more convenient way to pay for their favorite treats with the help of PayMaya. The quick-service restaurant chain is rolling out Mastercard and Visa card payments in select branches nationwide. Present during the official launch of the partnership in a McDonald’s restaurant in Taguig City were (from left) McDonald’s chief happiness officer Ronald McDonald, McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO Kenneth Yang, PayMaya Philippines president and CEO Orlando Vea and PLDT, Smart, Voyager and PayMaya chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.

MANILA, Philippines - PayMaya Philippines Inc. has partnered with McDonald’s Philippines, allowing the fastfood chain’s outlets to accept cashless payments.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership yesterday, PayMaya Philippines president and chief executive officer Orlando Vea said 42 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide have started accepting card payments for all types of Mastercard and Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards including PayMaya Visa cards and the Smart Mastercard.

In the next few weeks, he said PayMaya’s quick response (QR) code payments would also be accepted at the McCafe BGC Arts Theater in Taguig City, and McCafe Tagaytay Calamba stores.

Through the availability of the QR payment option, customers with PayMaya accounts can pay for their orders by scanning the QR code displayed at the cashier area using their smartphones.

Customers can also soon book and pay for their McCelebrations Birthday Party online, as well as pay for their orders via McDelivery soon.

“McDonald’s is a well-loved brand that we are glad to be partnering with to provide Filipinos with more cashless payment options. Together, we take one bold step with them in creating a cashless Philippines, which we see happening in the very near future,” Vea said.

“This is digital technology at its most convenient, and we are working toward enabling more partners like McDonald’s to further build a ‘cashless’ ecosystem all around the country,” Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman at PLDT Inc., Smart Communications Inc. and PayMaya Philippines said.

“We’re starting with McDonald’s today, but we envision a future where most of our transactions will be carried out with the help of a PayMaya account,” he said.

Golden Arches Development Corp. president and chief executive officer Kenneth Yang said the partnership with PayMaya Philippines is in line with the company’s goal to better serve its customers.

“Our goal is to continuously provide our customers with a convenient and feel-good restaurant experience, which is why we are committed in seeking out innovations that can deliver this to them. Through our partnership with PayMaya, our customers will now have a cashless payment option to make ordering their favorite McDonald’s meals more convenient,” he said.

PayMaya Philippines is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations Inc.

At present, PayMaya has enabled e-Commerce retailers in the country including the likes of Lazada, Zalora, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific to accept card payments.

PayMaya is likewise powering the QR payments acceptance capabilities of Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and shops under the Robinsons Specialty Stores Inc. which include popular brands such as Topshop, Topman, G2000, Dorothy Perkins and Warehouse.

sPayMaya QR payments are also accepted in all The SM Store and Mall Information Booths nationwide, as well as merchants in food parks.

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