By Kuan-lin Liu and Wu Hsin-yun
Taipei (CNA) ─ A total of 103 McDonald’s outlets in northern Taiwan will accept credit card and mobile payments starting next week, the fast-food chain announced Friday.
These outlets, including 60 in Taipei, 38 in New Taipei, four in Keelung and one in Taoyuan, will start accepting Visa, MasterCard and JCP credit cards from 27 banks in Taiwan and three mobile payment apps — Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, on Feb. 5, McDonald’s said in a press statement.
Customers with credit card payments of less than NT$1,000 (US$34.17), which McDonald’s has found is usually the maximum amount of any individual purchase at its outlets, will also enjoy the added benefit of not having to sign their receipts. Customers ordering online can also pay with their credit cards as McDonald’s continues its effort to digitize.
McDonald’s said it will expand the credit card payment services to all outlets across the country by the end of March.