KFC announced today that it will begin offering its customers access to Apple Pay, a system that promises to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.
The chain said it would introduce the service across more than 800 stores as soon as it launches in the UK, making it one of the first foodservice chains to commit to the payment method.
It believes that the speed and convenience of Apple Pay can undoubtedly make ordering easier for its customers, without compromising their security.
When customers add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on the device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code from the back of your card.
David Timm, chief marketing officer at KFC, said “We are delighted to be one of the lead businesses in the UK to embrace this new form of contactless payment. Apple Pay technology can revolutionise the payment process for our customers, and as a future-focused business we are excited to be at the forefront of its inception into this country.”
KFC says that Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards.
The system will work with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch upon availability.
KFC UK is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants.