bigmac McDonalds testing online ordering and payment method with PayPal

Fast food empire McDonald's is hoping to bring its artery-clogging cuisine to the digital age with an app that lets customers order and pay for their meals online, powered by PayPal.

Fast food empire McDonald's is hoping to bring its artery-clogging cuisine to the digital age with an app that lets customers order and pay for their meals online, powered by PayPal.

 
The trial service will be available in 30 McDonald's restaurants throughout France and could become the norm in countries across the world if it takes off.
 
Customers will be able to use a new McDonald's app or just make their purchase through the website, paying with PayPal. They can then collect their food from a separate line to standard customers, which would help cut queues, one of the biggest obstacles to the “fast” food chain.
 
bigmac McDonalds testing online ordering and payment method with PayPal
 
Self-service has become extremely popular in supermarkets, where customers can scan and pay for their items. This saves time, but some argue that it also results in fewer jobs being needed, which could jeopardise some McDonald's positions. There will still need to be people to cook, clean and serve the food, however.
 
PayPal is competing against rival Square for dominance in the mobile payments sector. Square secured a deal with Starbacks recently, but a partnership with McDonald's could give PayPal the edge.
 
Source: Reuters