McDonald’s customers in the Philippines can expect a more convenient way of paying for their meals, as the fast-food chain has now started to accept Mastercard and Visa transactions, thanks to a collaboration with PayMaya.

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To date, over 40 McDonald’s branches nationwide have already begun accepting card payments for all types of Mastercard and Visa credit, debit and prepaid cards. This also includes PayMaya cards and Smart Mastercard.

The McCafe BGC Arts Center and McCafe Tagaytay Calamba stores will also be accepting PayMaya QR payments soon,  with more branches to follow in the coming months. Customers can pay with their smartphones by opening the PayMaya app, and scanning the QR code in the cashier area. Online payments and bookings for McCelebrations Birthday Parties and McDelivery will also be available very soon.

Convenient card and QR payments

“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.” – Mr. Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s President and CEO.

“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. 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.”

It’s very easy to get a PayMaya account. All one has to do is download the app or start a chat with @PayMayaOfficial in FB Messenger.  Loading up is also hassle-free, with over 15,000 top-up facilities nationwide, including Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Services, Cebuana Lhuillier, ExpressPay, TouchPay kiosks, 7-Eleven, ExpressPay, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers down to Sari-Sari stores in grassroots communities, and Unionbank ATMs.

Toward a cashless Philippines

“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.” – Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines.

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McDonald’s is the latest brand to join the roster of pioneering companies and merchants that are embracing the cashless revolution with the help of PayMaya, including some of the biggest e-Commerce retailers in the country – Lazada, Zalora, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific, among many others.

PayMaya is likewise powering QR payments for Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and popular brands such as Topshop, Topman, G2000, Dorothy Perkins, and Warehouse. PayMaya QR payments are also accepted in all The SM Store and Mall Information Booths nationwide, food parks and other retail and food chains.

PayMaya Philippines,  the country’s pioneer and leader in cashless payments, is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations.  For more information on its solutions for merchants and businesses, click here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.